Hi folks, it’s Vipp here, you know me from the Retro Gaming Roundup forum, Stalking the retro podcast and for writing a few of my opinions for The GreatBitBlog. Recently I stumbled across the Blast Em! game on steam and fell in love with it, that led me to the game’s developer and the rest is history. Byron, the game’s developer, is extremely approachable and has time for a seemingly endlessly growing portion of Twitters users.
In this interview I managed to ask Byron a few questions including a closer look at the German game developer who recently stepped outside of the license agreement for the source code for Blast Em! (Currently on Steam as a DLC for anyone interested in looking at game code to learn more about game development). I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did writing it.
Blast Em! – Sometimes we need a game that has the balls to slap us in the face and say “Your princess is NOT in another castle; she is dissolving in a vat of acid and I’m thinking about eating your wife” with that said I now plan to tell you why you should buy “Blast Em!” on Steam and I won’t mention at any point that proud to say the Developer (@xiotex) is here in the UK making games! Honestly, I won’t just wait and see.
I began my relationship with this game by reading the words – 34 second game… I don’t think so… I could see that the steam community were circling Blast Em! With their soon to be ruined wrists (look up carpel tunnel syndrome) and clicking the game into a corner with some fierce comments. I have to be unbiased and say some of the comments were not exactly unjustified but I’m going to explain why they are wrong and why you should pick up this game and share a little of your hard earned currency with game developer Byron Atkinson-Jones.