Pivot Pilot

Interview with Niko Kivilahti by Peter Ward

Overview

Pivot Pilot is a challenging platformer with puzzle elements in which you take simultaneous control of a boy and a giant robot arm. A young boy named Eli is mysteriously trapped in a testing facility and your goal is to make your way trough a series of dangerous experiments by cooperating with the robot arm.

Avoid spikes, dodge saw blades, hide from the turrets, watch out the lasers, ride the robot arm, utilize the gravity beams and more to escape the gruesome facility.

  • Combines classic platforming with challenging robot arm controls
  • 40 experiments + 10 hidden arcade experiments

What is your first gaming experience?
I think my very first gaming experience was playing my dad’s old and dusty pong console.


What got you into programming games?
When I was around 12 years old I found a simple game making program that allowed
me to create games without programming knowledge and it kinda grew from there.


What development tools or coding did you use?
I mostly used Construct 2 to make the game. It’s awesome for projects like this.


What hurdles did you have making your current game?
The biggest obstacle was to do the basic 9-to-5 job and work on the game at the same time. Plus
doing it all as a one-man team.


After the completion of the game what game will you make?
After the release I’m going to listen to the players feedback, go to a small vacation with my
girlfriend and after that I’ll start working on the next project!


What other games have you made you made?
I havent released any other games of my own but previously I have worked as a game tester in
games like Trials Fusion & Trials Evolution.


My favourite computer was my Amiga and console the Megadrive do you have a favourite?
There is too many great consoles with great games to choose from! But my favourite computer
has to be my current PC. She has been very good to me.


What is your favourite retro game?
That would be Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.


Do you still game on the current consoles if so whats your favourite game?
I play PS4 and Wii U. Recent game on a console that I liked a lot was Last of Us.
But I do most of my gaming on PC.


Whats the worst game you have ever played?
I really can’t name one from the top of my head but I have played some “interesting” ones for
sure.


Finally what game or feature would you like to see on Retrogamesmaster in the future?
This is a new site for me but I would love to see more of these indie dev interviews!