[PS4Blog.net Interview] Infuse Studio On Spirit Of The North | PS4Blog.net
We’re working on a review for Spirit of the North, so I got in touch with Infuse Studio to talk a bit about the game’s development. Come check it out!
PS4Blog: Good morning! Welcome to PS4Blog.net. Could you please help us get started by telling our readers a bit about yourself and your work?
Infuse Studio is a small Indie company with just two developers, Jacob Sutton and Tayler Christensen. Before Spirit of the North, the team specialized in Environment Art, but for Spirit of the North, we both had to fill many other roles we usually wouldn’t.
PS4B: On that note, Spirit of the North is now live on PlayStation 4. How would you describe the game to someone who’s never heard about it?
You play as an ordinary red fox whose story becomes entwined with the guardian of the Northern Lights, a female spirit fox. As you journey over the mountains and under red-stained skies, you’ll discover more about your companion, and a land left in ruin.
PS4B: How long did it take to develop the game? What were some of the hurdles and challenges you had to overcome?
Spirit of the North took about 2.5 years to develop and release. We initially thought it would only take us around a year to develop the game, but we really underestimated how long the polish phase would take. Getting all the small annoyances and bugs that we could out of the game before release really took a lot of time. We would change one thing, and it would inadvertently affect something completely different. First time development is full of surprises. Things that you think will be easy to complete will be difficult, and vice-versa.
PS4B: With the latest patch for the game now waiting for Sony’s approval, what are the studio’s plans?
We plan to continue working on support for Spirit of the North and possibly do some updates with more content. We also are working on bringing the game to other platforms. We have some big news coming up, probably around Q1 of 2020.
PS4B: Once again, thank you for taking the time to do this interview. Is there something else you’d like to add before we go?