In this week's bonus episode of The TouchArcade Show, we speak with Rocketcat Games' Kepa Auwae about Rocketcat's past, present, and future and discuss his studio's action RPG Mage Gauntlet [$2.99] in great detail. Kepa keeps it real the entire time. Dude spills the beans on the studio's plans for a trilogy, a free-to-play spin-off, and what it's probably going to do to improve on the current build of Mage Gauntlet. This was a spectacularly fun conversation, and if you're a fan of Mage Gauntlet, you'll undoubtedly leave it with some excitement.

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  • Mlata

    What needs to happn is for "to the moon" to hit iOS and dethrone Mage Gaubtlet as the best indy rpg on mobile of all time. This game will be epic check out the story and trailer:

    Also, there was a sega genesis game made a few years ago and released on cart for $40 that may be able to dethrone mage gaubtlet as well if it gets ported. Oh yea, and then therebis Avadon...

    • Rocketcat Games

      I actually really want to play To The Moon, it looks really great.  There's plenty of room for good classic-styled RPGs on iOS, I think.

    • youngjoon

      Wow, didn't know about To the Moon but the concept looks great.  Can't wait to try it.  

      Still playing Mage Gauntlet and loving the humour though!

  • Anonymous

    For best results, listen to podcast while playing Mage Gauntlet.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly what I did, lol. I usually don't listen to podcasts and haven't listened to any of the toucharcade ones despite being on the site a retarded amount of time each day, but I listened to this one just because of the interview with Kepa, it was pretty cool =]

  • Anonymous

    Haha Hodapp.. I love the CEO comment 😉

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone have a list of all the games mentioned in this podcast? I want to check them out. I'm absolutely loving Mage Gauntlet BTW. Such an awesome game! Thanks Rocketcat Games!

    • Rob Peterson

      The main one you should check out is Secret of Mana, one of the best action RPGs from the Super Nintendo era. It is available on the App Store, but I'd recommend playing it on an actual SNES or an emulator if at all possible. It's on the Wii shop as well. Secret of Evermore was mentioned and is pretty good too, similar to Secret of Mana in how it plays and was on the SNES as well.

      Aside from that, all of Rocketcat's games are great: Hook Champ, Super Quickhook, and Hook Worlds. They all use a grapple hook swinging mechanic so they're definitely different from Mage Gauntlet, but they're among the best games on the App Store.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Rob! Secret of Evermore is what I was missing. Can't wait to play it on my iMac!

  • Rob Peterson

    Very nice podcast, listening to Kepa is always fun. Rocketcat is one of the best iOS devs, and when Kepa talks about their approaches to their games and how pricing works and such, it's very refreshing compared to a lot of the other bullshit you see on the platform.