Evan’s Remains is on its way to Nintendo Switch, so I got in touch with Matías Schmied 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?
My name is Matías Schmied, an indie developer from Argentina. Making games is what I do for a living, and I love it. I always try to work on thought-provoking experiences and express myself through my work.
PS4B: Evan’s Remains is on its way to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this June. How would you describe the game to someone who’s never heard about it?
I’d describe Evan’s Remains as a merge between a puzzle platformer and a visual novel. It has a lot of text, which sometimes takes the average platformer player by surprise. You move from left to right, solve some puzzles, then some conversations take place between characters, which advance the story. You’ll then solve some puzzles again, the story moves forward, and so on. I’d say the game’s main attraction is mystery since the player starts with some intriguing questions which are answered as you progress.
PS4B: How long have you been working on the game? Have there been any particular hurdles or challenges you’ve had to overcome?
By now, I’ve been working on this for more or less two years. There have been many challenges, but I’d say the most overwhelming ones were caused by my (at that time) unpolished coding skills. Designing the puzzles was pretty hard too, and writing the story as well. When I start to think about it, every little thing was quite the challenge!
PS4B: How big of a game is Evan’s Remains? How long would it take someone to see everything the game has to offer?
It’s a straightforward short game. You’d probably beat it in around 4-5 hours or so. You are also able to skip every puzzle and cutscene, so you could literally skip the whole game if you wanted to!
PS4B: And that’s all the time we have for today. Is there something else you’d like to add before we go?
I just want to say thank you for the opportunity! It’s an honor to be featured on your website!