With Trails of Cold Steel III releasing on PC and Switch this Spring, we talked with Ruud van de Moosdijk and Peter “Durante” Thoman about the creation those ports. We delve deeply into Peter’s obsession with variable penumbra shadows, and Ruud’s fondness for textured triangles.
Square Enix posted an interview with two of the team members behind the SaGa series, illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi and composer Kenji Ito. The interview covers the pair’s work on the series, particularly the recently-released Romancing SaGa 3 and the upcoming SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions.
The Vale, Falling Squirrel’s first title, is a non-visual game with a blind protagonist. RPGamer’s Zach Welhouse sat down with Falling Squirrel’s Dave Evans and Jamie Roboz to try the demo and learn more.
Beamdog brought some classic D&D RPGs to consoles this month, with Neverwinter Nights following later in 2019, and we were about to chat about the releases. Johnathan Stringer talked with Beamdog co-owners Cameron Tofer and Trent Oster, and PR and Marketing Lead Sarah Dawson about the releases.
The three-person crew of Pirate Software is working on a story that promises a lot of heart. Developer Jason Thor Hall let us know about the non-traditional Heartbound, which is currently available on Steam Early Access.
At PAX West, RPGamer’s Mystiana Rulean and Krystal Rulean were able to chat to Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers’ art team lead Takeo Suzuki and main scenario writer Natsuko Ishikawa. The topics include the game’s connections to the rest of the series and the challenges creating new races.
PAX has come and gone, but its legend lives on in a head-to-head with Hannah Flynn, communications director for Failbetter Games. Roving reporter Zach’s interview contains all the news we choo-choo-choose to print about Sunless Skies, inspirational interns, and complicated canon.
Developer WayForward Technologies is adding an entry into the storied Kunio-kun series with its upcoming release of River City Girls. RPGamer got to interview WayForward’s Bannon Rudis about all things River City Girls.
Dauntless is already a game available across several platforms, and E3 revealed the Switch as the latest console players can join up with. We got a chance to challenge the game’s newest Behemoth, Winterhorn, and chat with the developers a bit about the upcoming changes.
After several years of being shown at E3, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin is finally nearing release. We not only got to go hands-on with the title, but also sit down with its developers for some Q&A.
At this year’s E3, RPGamer’s Pascal Tekaia was able to chat with a very busy Naoki Yoshida about Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers. While Pascal himself isn’t an active player of the MMORPG, the staff players sitting at home were able to arm him with plenty of questions.
Bless Unleashed is an MMORPG coming to Xbox One later this year. RPGamer’s Charalampos Papadimitriou was able to check out the game at E3, where he was also able to chat with producer David Jaloza about a large number of aspects of the game.
E3 may, on the face of it, be primarily about the games, but it’s also the opportunity for organisations to make their mark on the industry. Charalampos Papadimitriou was able to talk to the ESA Foundation’s Executive Director, Anastasia Staten, about its work on inclusivity in gaming and underrepresented populations.
South Korean developer Krafton is currently developing a Japanese style RPG for Steam and the Nintendo Switch named MISTOVER. James Han, a producer for MISTOVER, answers some of our questions and gives us a preview of the upcoming game.
While at PAX East this year I got the chance to play a quick demo of Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition on Switch to see how it controls. I then got a chance to sit down for a quick talk with Beamdog’s CEO, Trent Oster about the past and future of the company.
During a recent press event, RPGamer’s Charalampos Papadimitriou was able to spend some time with Anthem. In addition to coming back with some gameplay footage, he also had the opportunity to put some questions to producer Scylla Costa.
C Prompt Games is a new studio founded by industry veterans Ian Fischer and Robert Fermier. Its first title, Heretic Operative, is coming in early 2019 and Ian and Robert were kind enough to answer several of RPGamer’s questions about the game.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 marks the series’ tenth anniversary as well as a return to home consoles. RPGamer was recently given the chance to ask director Kohei Yamashita and producer Kei Mikami some questions about the newest release.
Composer Austin Wintory (The Banner Saga trilogy) has teamed up with director Anthony Lund to create A Light in the Void, a concert event combining science, music, and storytelling. Austin was kind enough to answer some questions ahead of the premiere in Denver on Friday, which will be streamed live worldwide.
Nick Kaelar, more widely known by his stage name Varien, is a composer and producer whose work has covered a wide variety of genres and media. He is also a huge JRPG fan and RPGamer had the pleasure of chatting with him about his history with RPGs, how they’ve influenced his music, and his dreams of composing for them.