Arcade Tycoon

Interview with Nigel Moran by Peter Ward

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What is your first gaming experience?

Playing on my brothers Atari 2600 Renegade, at the time it was cutting edge, later on we got Spectrum remember playing Classics like Rolling Thunder and Paperboy then Amiga Zealand Story, my first console was Mega Drive with classics like Streets of Rage, Desert Strike and Sonic.

What got you into creating games?

I used to make levels with quake deathmatch maker when I was about twelve, twenty years later I organized a gaming event which had retro arcades, pinballs, consoles, devs and some gaming celebrities. After seeing some of the indie dev games and chatting with them, I thought it’s possible to put a game together.

What development tools or coding did you use?

The game is in Unreal, the assets are making in photoshop.

After the completion of the game what game will you make?

There are ideas for 7 more games we have to see how well the current game does to see if there is a future in making any more.

What other games have you made you made?

None. Have made levels in quake and left for dead as a hobby.

My favourite computer was my Amiga and console the Megadrive do you have a favourite?

Mega Drive, I remember it being under the Christmas tree, two days before Christmas my dad went out. I asked my mum to play it, I took it out the wrapping carefully and played it on my black and white tv for 10 minutes playing Altered Beast, it was mind blowing, then put it all away.

What is your favourite retro game?

My dad every Sunday would take me to the arcade to teach me how to count money when I was ten, where we’d play Golden Axe and Pang together. We could complete Golden Axe and Pang in the arcades with 1 credit.

Do you still game on the current consoles if so what’s your favourite game?

After PlayStation 2 I’ve always gamed on pc, funny enough doing comic con and gaming events I own about 60 retro consoles.

Whats the worst game you have ever played?

Old games where very hard, my brother would get frustrated and throw the controller into the tv, even once down the stairs.

Finally what game or feature would you like to see on Retrogamesmaster in the future?

Looking great as it is, keep up the good work!