An interview with the developer of the new indie game I’m worried about this project. This time, we will deliver a mini-in-tavy to the Henteko dog development simulation “ wobbledogs ” officially released on March 15 for PC / Mac.

This work is a simulation game that brings up a windy virtual pet. Players will grow dogs that repeat mutations. Dogs have changed the intestinal flora by eating and achieving various mutations. In addition, it is also important to establish a comfortable environment so that they can be spent safely. Customered to Japanese.

“Wobbledogs” is delivered for 2,050 yen.

– First of all, please introduce yourself. What is your favorite game?

Mr. Tom Astle (Tom) Tom Astle. He made a Flash game when he was high school students and college students and learned Unity after that. He made a game of “Zineth” with a few college friends, but this is the 2013 IGF (indie game called Indie Game. Festival) I won the student department. When I graduated from the university, I worked for three years as a gameplay engineer of “The Sims 4”, and then I quit my work and decided to develop indie games in full time! Then I have been involved in some small titles, “Animal Inspector” and “Tattletail”, but this work is a game that I had a much power.

It is really difficult to choose the most favorite game, but if you give some candidates, “Large scuffle smash brothers” “Picloss” “SPACE FUNERAL”. If you listen to these, you may understand my favorite type a bit.

-Why did you start developing this work?

TOM The reason for developing this work is because every element appeared in this work was interesting. Initially, this work was just a genetic algorithm, physical exercise, artificial intelligence, virtual organism, etc., and it was just an excuse that I wanted to try for a long time. But many people were excited and that many people were excited and for development. It took time to make this work specifically what kind of game was clear, but the process was fun.

– Please tell me the characteristics of this work.

TOM Virtual Pet Games is not new, but recently it is not as common. All dogs that appear in this work are randomly generated along physical simulation, so you can feel unique to any dog ​​that can not be felt in other games. One one is different slightly and there is a life there.

– What kind of person do this work do you want to play?

TOM This work is not a game that everyone can enjoy, but I think that you can play with a wide range of people, and there are a lot of wonderful feedback from the various age groups and players in various regions. This work seems to be a game for anyone who can feel pleasure by walking around the animals and something to do. Of course there are other elements, I’m glad if you enjoy playing with this little creatures I made and enjoying them deeperly.

– Is there a work affected by this work?

Tom I have never played a pet simulation game when I was a child, but of course I’m receiving inspiration, of course. The “CREATURES” series and “PETZ” series are particularly greatly affected, and so I was involved in “The Sims” because it was not affected by “The Sims”. increase.

– Did you have an impact on development by new coronavirus?

TOM Almost everything in the development of this work was taken from home. Although some people have helped, everyone worked remotely in part-time, so I did not receive the impact of the pandemic. However, it is certain that the work has been delayed. Mentally speaking, it will be difficult to keep the motivation enough if you have hate things in the world. There was also a time when I felt that the world was broken down, so I probably wasted the development period of about 4 months. The development itself has not stopped, but the productivity of one time has fallen.

– Is it okay to deliver and monetize this work?

Tom Yes, please do it! If you have a link to the STEAM page of this work, you can also find the viewer immediately and help you. Please feel free to deliver this work and create videos, regardless of the presence or absence of profiting!

– Lastly, please give a message to the Japanese reader.

TOM You should be kind even if the dog’s appearance appearing in this work is a bit scared.

–thank you.