Episode 55 – Conversation with Rittz, currently working on Electrokinetic

In this episode I speak with Rittz, currently working on Electrokinetic and previously smaller titles like Death Roll Frenzy, Blazing Dynamo, and Stratosphere

0:00 – Start

1:30 – Who Rittz is and current projects

38:30 – Words of wisdom

48:30 – Favorite game

1:08:00 Life outside of games

1:30:00 Wrap up

Check out Rittz on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rittzler

Check out Rittz’s itch.io page for their smaller projects at https://rittzler.itch.io/

Join Rittz’s Discord community at https://discord.com/invite/Mny2HfNMrT

Check out Rittz on Tumblr at https://rittzler.tumblr.com/

Check out Electrokinetic on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/2166730/Electrokinetic/

Check out the recommended title Vernal Edge https://store.steampowered.com/app/1546710/Vernal_Edge/

Check out the recommended Jamphibian at https://twitter.com/jamphibian_game

Check out the recommended DoubleShake at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1445190/DoubleShake/ or https://twitter.com/rightstickdev

Check out the recommended Big Catch at https://store.steampowered.com/app/2146290/The_Big_Catch/

Check out the recommended Arbiter at https://arbitergame.ca/

Episode 4 – A conversation with Miguel Sternberg @SpookySquid

Unfortunately right out the gate I need to extend an apology to Miguel. We had some technical difficulties during the recording, and I was not confident enough in how I should let him know this until it was too late. In the future I will have a better idea of how to tackle this in the event it comes up, but that doesn’t fix my inexperience for this episode.

In this conversation I speak with Miguel Sternberg, developer at Spooky Squid Games, a microstudio known for creating Russian Subway Dogs a score attack game where you play as a subway dog trying to steal food from passengers on the metro, and They Bleed Pixels a brutally challenging platformer with an Eldritch twist.

We discuss what Spooky Squid Games is, what working at a microstudio is like and how it can feel different from working within larger organizations/teams on projects, and potential inspirations for future projects.

We also discuss how Miguel got into the industry, starting with friends making hobby projects on the Game Boy Color, and Capybara games, and then into the freelance world starting with cell phone games before landing in his own studio where he could work on his own projects.

You can find more information about SpookySquid games via the information below:

Spooky Squid Games webpage: spookysquid.com
Twitter: @spookysquid

Also check out Russian Subway Dogs, and They Bleed Pixels at the store links below!

Russian Subway Dogs on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/762610/
They Bleed Pixels on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/211260/
They Bleed Pixels on Nintendo Switch: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/they-bleed-pixels-switch/