[PS4Blog.net Interview] Rude Ghost On Thief Town
We’re working on a review for Thief Town, so I got in touch with Rude Ghost to talk a bit about the game. Come check it out!
PS4Blog: Good morning! Thank you for joining us. Could you please help us get started by telling our readers a bit about yourself and your work?
My name is James Johnston (@ViewtifulJames on Twitter), and I run Rude Ghost (@RudeGhostGames) with my co-developer, Brett Davis (@chet_rippo)! We have been making rude games for rude teens for over six years now, as indie developers in the Boston area. We try to make strange, funny, and altogether surprising games for our fans—games that you can pick up and will immediately make you start laughing… in a good way!
PS4B: On that note, Thief Town is now ready to go on Nintendo Switch. How would you describe the game to someone who’s never heard about it?
Thief Town is a multiplayer backstabbing party game, where you and up to three other friends play as bandits in the Wild West. You need to hide in a crowd of identical NPC characters, find out which of the NPCs are actually your friends, and then stab them in the back for points! It’s a stealth game with only one screen, so it only takes one game for you to understand the sneaky concept!
PS4B: How long did it take to develop the game for its Nintendo Switch release? Were there any hurdles or challenges you had to overcome?
It took us less than a year to port the game to Nintendo Switch, which was mixed along with work on also bringing our next game to Switch. One of the biggest challenges is getting the word out about Thief Town’s release — there are so many great multiplayer games on Switch, so we wanted to make sure that people who use the Switch during game nights or parties know that we’re here, too! It was really important that we let players use a single Joy-Con as a controller, so you only need two pairs of Joy-Con for a full game of four.
PS4B: With Thief Town now out on Nintendo’s hybrid console, what is the team at Rude Ghost working on next?
Rude Ghost, along with several amazing collaborators, is working hard to finish our newest game, Pixel Puzzle Makeout League. It’s a hybrid picross puzzle-meets-dating sim game, where you solve puzzles and date puzzle-themed superheroes! It’s more of an adventure game with a gripping story and lots of written jokes, to contrast with the natural fun and pure gameplay of Thief Town. We like to cover our bases! Pixel Puzzle Makeout League is coming to PC and Nintendo Switch in 2020, and you can find out more on our website.
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?
Thanks so much for hosting this interview, and I hope that everyone has a lovely day. Make sure to keep searching the Nintendo Switch eShop for fun new indie games—there are so many great hidden gems on there! And please wishlist Pixel Puzzle Makeout League on Steam!