XBLAFancast Special – A Virus Named Tom interview

We recently had the opportunity to play an early build of quirky action-puzzler A Virus Named Tom and were able to follow it up with an interview with Tim Keenan, creator of the game and founder of its development studio Misfits Attic. After a brief intro to the game and the company, we break into a discussion of the art, humor, influences, and focus on co-op/multiplayer that makes this game different from a lot of what’s out there on XBLA. Along the way we hit on a lot of development talk including what makes a good achievement and why working with non-gamers can be a good thing. It was a lot of fun to record and thanks go out to Tim for taking the time to talk.

We’re looking forward to hearing more about A Virus Named Tom as it draws closer to release. Check them out on Twitter at @Misfitsattic or at the links above. They do a lot of community interaction – including incorporating ideas generated by the community in the game – so head on over and let them know what you think! Stay tuned here as well for more information as we hear it.

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Hosted, produced & edited by:

Nick Depetris (@ndepetris)

Guest:

Tim Keenan

Intro music:

Chris GreenBlurred Edge

 

About Nick DePetris

Fresh off stints as the Managing Editor at Xbox Kinect Fans and Steam Game Fans, Nick DePetris is back to rejoin the XBLA Fans team. He's been playing games for the past 22 years, and while getting older has left him with less time to play games, he still loves reading and writing about them. Feel free to reach out to him on Twitter - @ndepetris.