On this week’s bonus episode of The TouchArcade Show we speak with Derek Laufman, one half of The Blocks Cometh [$.99] developer Halfbot. We cover a lot of ground in the interview. After a brief discussion of his birth, we dive into topics like how Derek got into games development, what made him leave his old gig and co-found a studio, and the controversy surrounding the release of Halfbot’s first iOS game.
Other topics? Sure, we got those. I started up a “masocore” conversation, though in hindsight, I think the game fits into the genre because I’m terrible at it. Also, we dig into the flash game model from a developer's perspective.
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And here’s a few musical notes: The Blocks Cometh theme music, which we use in this episode, is provided courtesy of Hyperduck Soundworks, the creators of said music. You can visit them on the web here. Jim Guthrie’s Audio Pepsi, of course, opens and closes the ‘cast. You can buy the entire album or stream all the songs at his Web site. Guthrie is also responsible for the Sword & Sworcery [$4.99] soundtrack.