Tell us a bit about Zoe Interactive Story and what was it that inspired you to make this game?
Naming a game is almost always one of the most difficult tasks since that’s what people identify it with. Was Zoe Interactive Story the first choice for the name? If not then what were some other options you were looking at?
At first, we wanted the game to have a specific and real location, so we thought of Salem, because of the historic witch hunts in this town… and we wanted the name to have something to do with it. After a while though, we decided that we wanted to have our own town so we had the freedom to mix and match different settings, so we thought of Salomon’s Creek or Salomon’s High (for the school) as an option. But as soon as we created our main character and named her Zoe the whole studio fell in love with her and her pink hair! So it was sort of instant, the game had to be named Zoe! And, it made sense with our previous decision with Linda Brown, a strong female name gives you a hint of what to expect in the story!
The artwork of this game is simply gorgeous. What sort of thought process went behind that?
I’ve been mentioning this in previous questions but after Linda Brown we wanted to see what happened if we made the characters a bit more synthetic, more linear and the end result was it made them more expressive!
The tough part was finding the right choice of background look and feel, we didn’t know how realistic we wanted them and how to match the backgrounds with the characters but The Other Guys’ lead artist, Sebastian Lonegro did a great job of combining everything in the end, it took maybe a month to find the correct direction.
What was the major challenge in developing this game?
Any in-game secrets that could be easter eggs for players to discover?
I think that, like any good story, Zoe has great plot-twists, but if you pay attention you can anticipate some of these, just like in a series!
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?
What are your personal favourite games?
Any message for our readers?
Thanks for reading this interview! If you got to this point it means that you read it all, so <3! And yeah.. go check ZOE out! I think all players will find conflicts they resonate with and… who wouldn’t want to be a lead female with special powers? Go get them! Trust your instincts! Thanks for playing!