We went to Casual Connect Europe to look at some great new indie games and talk to the developers behind them. But as we’re quite a nosy lot at Miniclip, we also ended up talking to each of the developers about how creativity and freedom of choice are some of the best things about being a game developer. We also wondered what existing game franchise they’d like to work on if they were given the chance (Grand Theft Auto and Dark Souls were popular choices). We also asked: if you could only play one game for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Oh, and finally, we wondered what their high scores were in Flappy Bird. “Not great” is probably the politest way of summarizing it.
The new games on show included the spectacular adventure The Last Tinker: City of Colors, which Johannes Roth from Mimimi Productions walked us through, and the action-packed baseball fighter Lethal League from Reptile Games, which has already become a popular choice in the Miniclip office at lunchtimes! We also chatted to Arpita Kapoor from Mech Mocha, makers of Puppet Punch, about her funky fighting game, and spoke to Dissident Logic‘s Christopher White about their crazy, gravity-defying multiplayer game Paperbound.
Francesco Maisto from Cellar Ghost showed us the innovative mechanics of his new puzzle game, Quad, and Nadav Bar Kama of NAFNA Games talked us through the endless-runner hack-n-slash Asslay Gore, and his concept of hardcore-casual – games that are easy to pick up and play, but difficult to master. Finally, we also spent some time with Mathias Johansson of SkyGoblin, chatting about his adventure game The Journey Down, building playgrounds, and that he’d love to work on Lego games one day.
You can check out the full interviews in our exclusive video from Casual Connect below.