[PS4blog.net Interview] Bitecore Ltd On Bounce Rescue!
We’re playing Bounce Rescue! for review so we got in touch with Bitecore Ltd to talk about the game’s development and eventual release on Sony’s PlayStation 4.
PS4Blog: Hi! Thank you for joining us. Could you please introduce yourself to our readers and let them know a bit about your role at Bitecore?
My name is Antti Meriläinen, and I am founder/CEO of small indiecompany called Bitecore Ltd. At the moment, I do all the coding and graphics for our games.
PS4B: We’re currently playing Bounce Rescue for review, so we’d like to hear how you’d describe the game to our readers to let them know what it’s all about.
Bounce Rescue! is a traditional 2D platform game. The plot is:
The Evil Devil has landed on earth with the intention of taking over the world.
He will not get away with it as easily as he thought, for he has to take on the skillful Bounce Rescue! team, who will do anything to protect the earth. However, the Evil Devil manages to capture two members of the team and escape to Darkland.
Outraged by this, the team goes on a mission to save their captured members from the Evil Devil. You can help the Bounce Rescue! team to release the captives and save the earth.
The game can also be played with your friends. There are 3 different game modes: Capture The Flag, Survival and Deathmatch.
PS4B: What made you decide to develop a platformer? Why did you chose this particular genre?
I am a big fan of platforming games, so I wanted to develop a game in the genre that I like. Our motto: “Games should be fun to create and you should enjoy every second of it.”
PS4B: How long did it take to develop the game?
I started making this game 4 years ago, but I was also working on other projects. I’ve been doing this for a living for a year now.
PS4B: How much content is included in Bounce Rescue? How long would it take someone to complete the game?
The current version has 37 single player maps, 20 different enemies, 5 boss battles and 5 different worlds (Greenland, Midnight, Sandland, Snowland and Darkland).
Depending on the skill level of the player and difficulty mode, the game can take 2-10 hours to complete.
PS4B: Are you considering releasing any DLC for the game?
We may publish a free upgrade to existing PS4 owners with more content, but this is still undecided.
PS4B: What is Bitecore working on next? Any new games in development?
We are currently focused on Bounce Rescue!, fixing bugs and making new material. However, we have plans for the future, but we will talk more about this later this year.
PS4B: Thank you for your time. Would you like to add anything else before end this?
This is our first public game project and it has been a pleasure to work on this, so hopefully people will enjoy the game!