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.
8 news items
Yacht Club Games Interview
David D'Angelo gives us some chat on Shovel Knight
Reggie Fils-Aime Talks Nintendo Third Party Woes
Who needs Call of Duty when you have Mario and Zelda
11.5.2014 Nintendo Direct Showcases Upcoming Games
2015 shaping up to be a great year
Nintendo Introducing a Pre-Download Option for its Digital Releases
An exciting idea that brings a potential problem with it
Former Factor 5 President Reveals Cancelled Rogue Squadron Game for the Wii
The force wasn't strong with this one
3DS Homebrew Channel Back on Track After Slight Delay
Giving gamers a place to brew their own games
Pokemon: Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Dual Pack Confirmed
Why choose, when you can have both
Wii U Owners Frustrated Over Low Stock for Bayonetta 2
This witch is proving elusive for gamers
Super Smash Bros. Overload
8 player smash, new game modes, stage builder, and the return of Mewtwo
Wii's World is not officially affiliated with Nintendo! (but they wish we were).