I recently got talking with Alena Khramova of Esq.Labs, a startup mobile game developer. She helped translate our questions for their developer to answer…
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What do you do?
When did you get started with playing games (and what was the first game that you remember)?
Since 5 years old. First game I played was Airborne Ranger
How did you get started with developing games?
I just want to use my enterprise programming skills to make something more interesting!
If you weren’t a game developer you would be a…?
Why do you make games?
To make the world better of course!
On how many games have you worked so far?
On 5 games.
Which game development tools are you using?
We prefer Libgdx because of Java.
What is your favorite platform to develop for?
Libgdx for now.
What are the specs of your PC/Mac?
Any other recommendations for software? (project management etc.)
Atlassian stack: Jira/Bamboo/Bitbucket.
How did you come up with the game’s concept?
Do you really want to make me a brain surgeon?
What were your inspirations?
My previous experiences.
What inspires you outside of gaming?
How was your game received?
My friends like it!
How long have you been working on your latest game (and your previous games)?
How many folks were involved in the making of your game
5-6 on different stages.
How was the budget for your game?
My daughter teaches me not to count more than 10. So 10!
What have you done marketing wise?
What went right/wrong during development?
Marketing strategy was actually wrong, because most of the time was spent on developing rather than marketing.
What lessons have you learned from developing your game?
Different kinds of programming experience.
Where do you think the games industry will be in the next 5-10 years?
In the future obviously!
What games are you enjoy playing in right now?
Cut the rope. Stellaris
What is your favorite game at the moment and what makes it special?
Stellaris. Just installed it, let me see… Oh dear, it’s nice!
Anything else you would like to add?
If you read up to here, and you are not a machine learning inspired bot, your next day will be perfect!
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