7 Question Interview with Edamame Reviews the developers of Edamame.news

This is our super fast 7 question interview with Edamame Reviews the developers of Edamame.news! *Comment if you have an idea for a question!

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How did you get into game development?

I was still in high-school when I started making games. I was looking for something challenging I could do in my free time, and since I loved computers, (and we were at the peak of what would later be called the App Bubble), naturally I chose to study game development, (app development).

 

What software do you use to make your games?

Originally I used basic HTML, JavaScript, and CSS to create my games. I later moved on to using a really old JavaScript framework called Enchant.js which was designed to make browser games, and sort of hack together iOS and Android games using Cordova, although it was far less than ideal since the smartphones of the time didn’t have the power required to run HTML5 games at a steady framerate. Now I use Unity 3D, but I don’t get too much time to work on games all that much anymore…

 

What hardware do you use to make your games?

Currently, I use a 15-inch 2016 MacBook Pro, however, I would much rather use any Windows-based gaming desktop for any sort of development work, including game and web development – which is actually way more intensive than people give it credit for… Although my MacBook technically doesn’t “overheat”, it does heat up super fast, and the fans are actually louder than that of a desktop PC with fans that passively cool the internals!

 

If you could choose only one “item” that makes development easier what would it be?

For me, it is 100% my Bose QC35 ii headphones. These headphones are what keeps everything I do at Edamame alive – which probably isn’t a whole lot, but my boss doesn’t need to know this… 😜 For anyone tossing up between Beats and Bose, I would 100% recommend Bose any day! I used to use a pair of Beats Studio 2 headphones, but being a sensitive guy when it comes to noise, the noise canceling on my Bose headphones is amazing!

 

Name one quote that motivates your development!

I would like to say “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” but this hasn’t been what has motivated me or anyone else at Edamame to continue the work we are doing. If I was to name one quote that represents what we stand for it would have to be “Become a realist yet continue to dream – because there are plenty of realists who forget how to dream.” by Hayao Miyazaki the founder of Studio Ghibli. The more you think about it, the more these words seem to cut into our day to day actions as creators…

 

Any books (or guides) you would recommend to new game developers?

Books? I think the one book I would recommend is How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie. This book should be read by anyone who has anything to do with people in their day to day life – everyone! I could probably go on for hours talking about how good this book is so I think I’ll leave it here…

 

Lastly, your advice to new game developers!

I’m not really a developer anymore so there really isn’t a lot I can say from a technical standpoint, however, there is one thing I would like to say from the standpoint of someone who has helped create one of the largest groups of mobile gaming enthusiasts on the web. “Focus on staying original.” If you care about the longevity of your studio at all, focus on creating content others will want to copy. Never stop long enough to laugh at the people who copy you, because they will never catch up.

 


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