The world was once a place brimming with life, a place full of people. Now, the last of humanity has mysteriously disappeared in pursuit of perfection and immortality, transforming themselves into machines. Then they vanished altogether. The only beings left are the robots who were once servants to humanity…
Abi is a puzzle game focused on story, character and exploration. In Abi you will travel across a multitude of different environments, from industrial areas to empty desert sands, overcoming adversity and challenges along the way. Experience the moving trials and tribulations of the robots of Abi.
Interview with Cheng Peng designer from Grant&Bert Studios
What is your first gaming experience?
My first gaming experience was playing Battle City at friend’s home.
What got you into programming games?
I’ve been always loved playing games, drawing and animating. I think game is a great carrier for expressing thoughts.
What development tools or coding did you use?
Currently I’m using Unity, Spine and C#.
What hurdles did you have making your current game?
I think the biggest hurdle is the camera view. I wanted to achieve the traditional 2D look but we still needed a little bit 3D perspective feeling. I used the perspective camera instead of the orthographic camera. The problem showed up immediately when you moved the camera up and down. All the layers looked very off. I had to take a lot of time adjusting the position of the camera or changing the game objects etc. Also, after drawing so many game scenes, sometimes I doubted if it was the right art style I was looking for.
After the completion of the game what game will you make?
I’m not sure yet, but definitely something with a good storyline in it.
What other games have you made you made?
I made a few mobile phone games.
My favourite computer was my Amiga and console the Megadrive do you have a favourite?
Do you still game on the current consoles if so whats your favourite game?
I guess it would be The Last of Us on PS3.
Whats the worst game you have ever played?
Um Goat Simulator. I don’t know I just can’t get into it.
Finally what game or feature would you like to see on Retrogamesmaster in the future?
I’d love to see more adventure games or interesting experimental games.