Interview

Interview With Balazs Vasvari – Sine Mora EX

When it first released back in 2012, Sine Mora was a critically acclaimed side-scrolling shooter with an interesting story driven along with time-bending twists. It intended to recreate the glory of old school 2D shooters, with modern visuals, gameplay tweaks and sharp presentation. Now the IP is in the hands of THQ Nordic who have brought out a more visually polished version of game, while also adding new multiplayer modes. Our time with Sine Mora EX was incredibly fun-filled and we wanted to get to know some of the talent behind the game. Thankfully Balazs Vasvari, one of the guys behind the game was kind enough to take the time and answer a few questions, and here’s what he had to say. Gaming Central: Hi Balazs, thanks for taking the time for us. Could you tell us a bit about your...

Interview With Thunder Lotus Games – Sundered

When we first played Sundered, here’s what we said in our review – “Sundered is a wonderful take on the Metroidvania genre by the creators of Jotun. It is an experience that is both discomforting and exhilarating, pushing you to the limits. There are times when it feels notoriously punishing, but even in those moments, the combat is extremely satisfying and it doesn’t matter whether you survive or perish in the fight, the game finds a way to reel you in, and it’s difficult to stop once you get started.” After having an absolute blast with it, we decided to reach out to the developers, Thunder Lotus Games, for an interview and they were kind enough to take the time for us. Here’s what Will Dube, the President and Creative Director, had to say: Gaming Central: T...

Raji: An Ancient Epic – Indian Video Game Inspired By The Grand Medieval Architecture Of Rajasthan (Interview)

Nodding Heads Games is an independant games developer which aims to deliver breathtaking games based off stories and myths from the Indian subcontinent. The studio is currently working towards their first Kickstarter campaign for their action adventure game Raji: An Ancient Epic. Raji: An Ancient Epic is an action adventure game set in ancient India. Raji, a young girl is chosen by the gods, to stand against the demonic invasion of the human realm. Her destiny to rescue her younger brother and face the demon lord Mahabalasura. The development team was kind enough to take the time and give us an interview, and here’s what they had to say: Gaming Central: Hey guys, thanks for taking the time to do this interview. Tell us a bit about yourself. Nodding Heads Games: We are studio of 8 mem...

An Interview With Ian Gregory, Creative Director At Witching Hour Studios

Developed by Witching Hour Studios, based in Singapore, Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is an isometric Role Playing Game with an art style reminiscent of The Banner Saga. The game catches the eye with beautiful visuals and hooks you in with its interesting real-time-with-pause gameplay system. After playing, and falling absolutely in love with it, we wanted to have a chat with the developers themselves, and they were kind enough to oblige us. We talked with Ian Gregory, Creative Director at Witching Hour Studios, who told us about the games he loves, and what inspired him to make Masquerada Songs and Shadows. Gaming Central: Hey Ian, thanks for agreeing to this interview and letting us pick your brain. So tell us, when did you get started with playing games (and what was the first game that...

Interview: Paul Tozour, Founder of Mothership Entertainment – Aven Colony

As a huge fan of city builders, I was super stoked to play Aven Colony – a city builder in space. After having spend hours with the game, both for the review and otherwise, I reached out to the folks behind the game and Paul Tozour, the Founder of Mothership Entertainment agreed to let us pick his brains. Here’s what he had to say: Tell us a bit about yourself I’m the founder and General Manager of Mothership Entertainment in Austin, Texas.  We just launched Aven Colony across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 with our partners at Team17. I’ve been in the game industry since 1994, working across a wide variety of programming and technical design roles.  I also led the Game Outcomes Project in 2015 to analyze what sets the most effective game developers in the industry...

Black The Fall: Interview With Cristian Diaconescu, Sand Sailor Studios

Black The Fall is the new game by Sand Sailor Studios and published by Square Enix. It tells the tale of an old machinist plotting his escape from the oppressive grasp of the Communist regime. In ways, the game is reminiscent of Inside and Limbo, but has a fair amount of new ideas and gameplay elements to offer. We had a chance to chat with the game’s Creative Director, Cristian Diaconescu who talks about the studio, the game and his own personal taste in video game. Gaming Central: Hi Cristian, tell us a bit about yourself Cristian: I’m a life time gamer and a curious developer. I like to explore various gameplays, devices and concepts that could make the player have a unique experience. In my spare time I run away to the sea side or take a tour in the mountains on my motorbike, wit...

Quantum: Developer Interview With Pixel Drop

Recently, we folks at Gaming Central came across a smartphone game, Quantum, which attracted us not only visually but also oiled and sharpened our brains as the game combined science with strategy. This addictive game eventually led us to reach out to the brilliant minds that developed this game, Pixel Drop, who kindly obliged and took out the time to tell us about their very first game. Gaming Central: Tell us a bit about your game, Quantum. Pixel Drop: Quantum is an elegantly designed game with minimalist, beautiful and evocative visuals based on the concept of chain reaction (think nuclear reactions!). You have to vanquish your opponents and occupy all their nuclei with the help of your electrons and save Quantum space. Your aim is to eliminate your opponent in a 4×7 grid made of e...

Aniruddh Joshi: Interview With A Pro Gamer

Mumbai based Aniruddh Joshi is the winner of the PES 2016 – Road To Milan tournament organized by e-xpress Interactive Software Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading video game distributor in association with Games The Shop. Aniruddh overcame tough opponents in the group and knockout stage, including Ritesh Mukherjee in the final. The National Finals were held in Mumbai on 18th and 19th March where 32 winners from offline tournaments across India and PESLeague.com went head-to-head to win the coveted ticket to Milan. We got the chance to have a chat with Aniruddh, and he shared his passion for Video Games and e-Sports. Gaming Central: It’s great to have you here with us today! Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Aniruddh Joshi: I am 24, a Digital Marketer by profession. An avid Sports fan and ...

9Apps: Interview With Ebrahim Popat

9Apps is one of the most popular Android marketplaces globally with a huge user base as well as an abundant and varied app repository. We recently had the chance to sit with Ebrahim Popat the Country Manager at 9Apps and he gave us some really interesting insights about the latest trends around smartphones, and how they are being used. 1) Latest trends in the Indian Apps industry As is highlighted from our annual trends report (please refer to the chart below), following are some of the key highlights: An average Indian user installs no more than 32 apps (lower than the world average). Out of this at least 7 are gaming apps. As high-end smartphones become more popular and prevalent, this number is likely to go up further Only 26% users have Hindi language apps. Also, there is limited avail...


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