Masofdas here back with another Indie Interview today I'm joined by Raduwould you like to introduce yourself?
I'm Radu Muresan, the solo developer behind Semispheres, upcoming title on the Nintendo Switch.
What would we know you best for?
Semispheres is my first larger title, I was involved in the mobile kid's games space for a while but have transitioned a few years ago into more "serious" games. There were a few other people involved in making Semispheres, the most notable one being Sid Barnhoorn, who is known for the audio in titles such as Antichamber and The Stanley Parable.
Here on Gintendo, we like to cover all of gaming but our passion is Nintendo, what is the upcoming plans for the Switch and anything planned for the 3DS still?
As mentioned, I'm a solo dev so currently focusing just on Semispheres, coming out on September 14th on the Switch. No plans to bring it to the 3DS as of now. Whatever my next game is, it will definitely work on the Switch!
How easy has it been for you to develop Semispheres for Switch?
It's probably one of the easiest platforms that I've developed with, it was very straightforward. However, like with any new platforms, there are always things to sort out and improve in the process, but overall it was really good. There's something about the form factor of the Nintendo Switch and holding the game in my hands that was really exciting.
Will Semispheres have any implementation of the Switches features such as HD Rumble?
No Switch specific features involved. I did look at all of them but I felt nothing fit the current title.
The Switch has been having huge success so far, how do you feel about the 3rd party support on the system, and knowing the success of the Switch is it necessary to have 3rd party support on the system for it to be a success?
I'm happy to see many great games getting on the Switch, including many "Nindies" that I personally know. From what I can tell, it seems like the right approach, with a mix of big titles and smaller ones as well.
We've talked about you but what have you been enjoying on the Switch? Found any hidden gems on the eShop we should be playing?
Unfortunately being a solo game developer leaves me with little time to play games, but there are a few games that were my "neighbours" when showing at events such as PAX, so make sure you check out Graceful Explosion Machine and Death Squared.
Last one which was going to be Cake or Ice Cream thanks to fan questions but I also received Mayo or Ketchup as well, so a simpler question is Pearl or Marina?
I can't take sides, same way as I love my orange and blue characters equally :)