Tell us a bit about your game and what was it that inspired you to make this game?
The first Uphill Rush was created as a 2d web game and has been played more than 1 billion times.
As part of our strategy to reimagine the best of our web games for mobile devices, we created the game in 3d for Apple and Android. This allowed us to make the water slides even cooler. The mobile version of the game was published in early 2017 and has been installed 43 million times and counting.
Naming a game is almost always one of the most difficult tasks since that’s what people identify it with. Was this name the first choice for the name? If not then what were some other options you were looking at?
We created the web game 10 years ago when there were still good names available.
I got the word Uphill because as we were designing the levels, the slides sort of looked liked hills that were going up and down. Rush was added because I wanted the player to feel the speed when going on the slides.
The artwork of this game is simply gorgeous. What sort of thought process went behind that?
What was the major challenge in developing this game?
Any in-game secrets that could be easter eggs for players to discover?
Check out some of the funny vehicles in the ride selection. There are vehicles in there that you won’t find in any normal water theme park.
Will there be any addition or exciting new updates for the game in the near future?
How much time did it take to get this game developed and what can players expect in updates for this game?
What are your future plans as a game developer?
How long have you been developing games and what is the most enjoyable aspect of game development according to you?
How many people worked on the development of this game and any interesting dev stories?
Around 14 people.
A funny story:
When we created the first web version of Uphill Rush 10 years ago, the level designer said he had never visited a water theme park. So I took him to one. But he forgot to tell me something. He couldn’t swim! I had to grab him out of the water after every slide. I probably saved his life 3 times on that day. But he totally loved the slides.
What are your personal favourite games?
Any message for our readers?
If you love water slides and love a summer holiday mood, then this is the game for you. Do you have the skills to make it to the finish line in this epic, thrill-filled ride?