Hey guys and welcome to another Game Savvy Podcast.
On this episode I sit down with Mike and Jan from Breakfall, makers of the hit game Starwhal, to discuss their newest project, Pizza Titan Ultra.
We dine over some food and beers at Moose Mcguires on McCarthy Rd and discuss how they came up with their concepts, some of the hardest parts about making games and what’s next for Pizza Titan Ultra.
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Breakfall Interview Show Notes
1:40 – Quick Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Talk
2:07 – Interview begins
2:19 – Mike and Jan introduce themselves, what they do for Breakfall and reveal their favorite games of all time.
4:14 – Mike and Jan reveal what they’re currently playing right now.
6:10 – The guys discuss how long they’ve been in game developer and what got them into game development in the first place.
13:08 – Mike and Jan discuss their favourite part about developing video games.
17:16 – The guys shed some light on the hardest part about making games for a living and reflect on past failures.
20:09 – Mike, Jan and Tyler discuss Pizza Titan Ultra and explain the concept of the game
22:29 – Mike and Jan explain where the crazy idea for Pizza Titan Ultra came in the first place
23:54 – Mike and Jan discuss how they balance making such chaotic games and still having them make sense. Or in other words, they discuss “controlled chaos”.
30:27 – The guys discuss their artistic direction and use of bright colours in Breakfall games
33:40 – Here the explain the importance of humor in Breakfall games and where that humor comes from.
37:40 – Mike and Jan reflect on how the reception has been for Pizza Titan Ultra so far.
38:39 – Question from Irrelevant Hero on Twitter: How did you come up with such a ridiculously awesome concept and why can’t I put it down? Mike and Jan discuss how Starwhal came to be.
42:47 – With Starwhal being watched millions of times on Youtube, Mike and Jan discuss whether they’ve found success and what their definition of success is.
45:24 – The guys talk about what’s next for Breakfall and what’s next for Pizza Titan Ultra.
49:54 – Here’s where you can follow and keep up to date with the Breakfall and Pizza Titan Ultra
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