Tales of Gorluth

Interview with Patrick Nevian by Peter Ward

What is your first gaming experience?

My brother got a CPC664 in the mid-80s. So I started on this machine.2016-09-08_1003

What got you into programming games?

Well, I typed in some stuff on the CPC but I never got the programming skills for bigger projects.
I always wanted to realise my game ideas, though.
Especially in the Amiga days.
So it was a great moment when I found out about these Game Creator tools on the Amiga.

What development tools  or coding did you use?

I´m currently using Backbone. It has loads of option and a good user interface.
It suffers from bugs, though and it´s not that fast.
Although it´s for action games only, I´m pleased with the results I achieved with my action adventure
“Tales of Gorluth”.

What hurdles did you have making your current game?

Producing the first part of “Tales of Gorluth” was much harder, because I had to find all the bugs in
Backbone and had to invent work-arounds for action adventures.
With this experience, I was able to polish the second part of the franchise with better, more consistent
graphics, bigger bosses and puzzles.
Time is always an issue, though…2016-09-08_1005

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

The production of ToGII was very time consuming  and I´m a fulltime musicican / music producer.
So I will focus much more on my band “Blue Metal Rose” and other projects in the games / music industry
after ToGII.
I´d love to produce a third and even bigger final part of the game, but I guess this is something for

What other games have you made you made?

It started all with some PD games (Ambermoon Arcade, Agent Lux).
But I really started with “Tales of Gorluth I”, followed by “Alex Zirconstar” (unreleased so far) and
Projekt Lila for ARES Computer, which features BMR music including vocals.
AMIworx is also going to publish more games in the near fututre…so stay tuned! 😉

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

Same here! Plus the Amstrad CPC machines.

What is your favourite retro game?

There are so many cool games out there.
Sorry, I can´t name only one.

Do you still game on the current consoles if so whats your favourite game?

I normally play on retro machines. But sometimes I have to check current gen stuff while working on a
soundtrack and SFX. I have no favourite modern games, though.2016-09-08_1004

Whats the worst game you have ever played?

Rise of the Robots

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

I´d like to see CPC stuff covered. 🙂 But please keep up the fantastic work!