By Peter Ward
Is a game with cute characters that love to run agains lovely threats like chainsaws, minefields, kicking unicorns, storms of burned chickens, and a lot more of tender obstacles & dangers. (funny cartoonist violence).
But the real deal is, that it has an innovative social tweak: Twitter users can play God and change the gameplay of all active players in real time.
First of all Welcome to Retrogamesmaster.
What is your first gaming experience?
We’ve doing advergames and digital campaigns for many years, our studio, OneEyeAnt, is quite new but we are proud to had been incubated by GameFounders. Our first release was Kill the clowns, a Tower defense for iOs.
My personal first gaming experience, 80’s arcades, Commodore & beyond.
What got you into programming games?
We love games, and we have been doing apps and digital innovation for 3rd parties, brands & agencies. We decided that is was time for a change and we leave our old jobs to invest time & the evil money in our new adventure.
What development tools or coding did you use?
We use Unity for our games, Libgdx, html, C++, Java/jQuery, PHP, etc., we have an amazing team, we the ability learn and put their hands on new technologies really fast, I think is a legacy of our Advergaming backbones.
What hurdles did you have making your current game?
We fought for a while, at the beginning, with the social features, the real time integration with Twitter.
And to be honest, we went to San Francisco on March, to the GDC and GameConnection looking for publishers & investors, (a little upfront $ always help) and the great thing was the publishers interest on the game, but this year, the gamming investment bubble, change to a more racional metrics ruled, even in a development stage. So… they love the game, but they want to see it finished, or also with soft launch metrics.
After the completion of the game what game will you make?
Our next Big Project is Dante’s Towers, facebook.com/dantestowers a Tower defense + RPG, dark fantasy game inspired in the Divine comedy, Inferno.
What other games have you made you made?
Kill the clowns, iOS premium mobile game, now we are working on a remake “Circus Heroes”. We are doing a lot of changes to the art and gameplay, really improvements, and this version is going to be F2P. You can see a sneek peak in facebook.com/circusheroes.
And a lot of advergames..
My favourite computer was my Amiga and console the Megadrive do you have a favourite?
I spent soooo many time playing with the Commodore, so she is the winner.
What is your favourite retro game?
Double Dragon and Golden Axe are on top.
Do you still game on the current consoles if so whats your favourite game?
Yes, my possible divorce cause is the PS4 version on Battlefront.
Whats the worst game you have ever played?
Tuff, question…. I’don’t remember who was the worst, but Coleco had some really awful games like the one with the Smurfs.
Finally what game or feature would you like to see on Retrogamesmaster in the future?
I love the content, hope our games remains on gamers mind to have them in the Retro section, a few year from now on.