Category Archives: Interviews

Taking a Risk

Sometimes a programmer’s got to do what a programmer’s got to do "Don’t quit your day job," was what people would say to part-time musicians and performers as a way of saying that they weren’t yet ready to make a living in the arts. Some may say the same thing to aspiring game makers in what can be a tough industry. But they also say that you can’t get anywhere without taking chances. Alexandru Marias (or Alex as he likes to be called) lives in Romania, where the standard of living is lower than in the countries typically associated with … Continue reading Taking a Risk

Starting Out with a Bang

A new company tries to get a piece of the action My grandmother always told me not to put all of my eggs into one basket. But all too often in the interactive software industry, that’s exactly what you have to do. A startup company sometimes can devote its limited resources to the development of just one game. When that happens, the entire future of the company depends upon the success of that game. This is not a problem if the game is good. Heksplex Entertainment started out just developing one game, The Boss, which is a strategy game based … Continue reading Starting Out with a Bang

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