I remember playing contra on an arcade machine near my house some time in the early to late 1990s. It was a simple shooting game with pixelated graphics but had the appeal of being a hero which I liked as a young kid that time.
What got you into programming games?
I major in business and I joined a games development internship where I met my other co-founders. We are all passionate about playing games but discovered that making games can be fun too. The whole self-expression, creativity needed to design and iterate to make something fun was something we wanted to do while studying and finally started doing it commercially after graduation.
What development tools or coding did you use?
Our current games are mostly 2D and mobile based so we use Unity as the main engine.
What hurdles did you have making your current game?
Development has been exciting with many development challenges. Our idea actually evolved from something more complicated, with a larger scope to something simpler but still challenging for a small team like our. Iterating the game design was time consuming but enlightening to improve it. However, these We ensured that we had good development systems in place with very frequent updates and communication to make things more efficient.
After the completion of the game what game will you make?
Probably another RPG on another platform or build on the success on this current game.
What other games have you made you made?
We made a Chinese writing RPG called Chiro Heroes that teaches students how to write Chinese characters properly in 2015.
My favourite computer was my Amiga and console the Megadrive do you have a favourite?
I started on a Windows 95 and a gameboy console.
What is your favourite retro game?
Pokemon on a Gameboy.
Do you still game on the current consoles if so whats your favourite game?
Not really, I only game on mobile and PC now.
Whats the worst game you have ever played?
Prototyped games, but they are good as I learn a lot of design lessons from them.
Finally what game or feature would you like to see on Retrogamesmaster in the future?