RCMADIAX boss talks about Blok Drop U
After having a go of the indie title Blok Drop U I decided to get in touch with the creator for my first video game related interview.
Michael Aschenbrenner is a busy man and also a hard working one at that with his company RCMADIAX, so it's great that he has answered some questions for us.
If you have £1.29 spare then I do recommend Blok Drop U for those puzzle gaming fanatics who want something different.
What was the first game you ever played, and on what console?
MA: From what I can remember, the first game I ever played was Super Mario Bros. for NES.
How did gaming effect your perspective on life?
MA: I don't think gaming really has effected my perspective on life, but it doesn't make it much more enjoyable :)
What inspired you to make Blok Drop U?
MA: Playing LEGO's as a child and building a huge building and then immediately destroying it lol.
What was the budget for the game?
MA: Not including the cost of development hardware, then I'd say the budget was around $50.00.
How much time did you put into making this game, did it consume your spare time?
MA: Since I work a full-time job, developing games does consume all my free-time at the moment.
Your game seems to only have 30 levels, with the unique gameplay could you make more levels with different obstacles with PingPlus?
MA: Yes that is the plan to add on to the game with additional levels.
Do you think introducing these levels as a different package will be really effective?
MA: It won't be a complete new package, it will be provided as a FREE update for existing users.
What ideas did you have to scrap for Blok Drop U, and why did you scrap them?
MA: I'm keeping these a secret as I may add them in a future update.
How important is indie gaming for the Nintendo Wii U?
MA: It will really help Nintendo grow the eShop's choice of software.
How many more games have you got planned for Wii U?
MA: I have a total of 6 games going to market throughout 2014. With several additional titles planned for 2015.
Do you plan on a Blok Drop game for 3DS?
MA: Not at this time.
Quick answers to quick questions. We look forward to the RCMADIAX games coming over the next 6 months. After finding out $50.00 was the budget for this game I have newfound respect for indie titles and the time and effort put into them.
9 news items
Nintendo has detailed the return of its World Championship
Do you have what it takes?
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Officially Revealed
The Force is strong with this one...
Rumor: Disney Infinity 3.0 Leaked Early
Straight from a Galaxy Far, Far Away...
Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2...OH YEAAAAH!
Nintendo should do this more.
The Nintendo GameCube: An Interesting Legacy
Will The Wii U Have a Similar Fate?
Project Ukulele - Possible Hint at Characters
Could it be?
Free to Play Pokemon Shuffle now available on 3DS eShop
Nintendo offers another micro-transaction based title
Gold Mario Amiibo is a Wal-Mart Exclusive
Get ready to shell out your coins
Area Effect Announces Izle for Wii U
Part action, part adventure, all cel-shaded
Nintendo Confirmed As Sponsor For APEX 2015
Another positive step for the Smash competitive scene
Wii's World is not officially affiliated with Nintendo! (but they wish we were).