I have had a good response so far to the questionnaire I sent out on 31 October asking for Australian game designers to tell me about themselves and their games. I have nine responses so far and I hope to get a few more before the end of November! So on to our first response and Australian Game Designer.
Tell us who you are and what you have designed?
CatTube Famous is my debut tabletop game. Previously I’ve worked on different non-completed digital games.
Now you can see here we did not get a name for the designer so I went (sneakily) on an internet search for this designer and found that the designer was a designers… Their Kickstarter profile for the game states:
Joshua Harvey and Liam Alkamraikhi are the developers of CatTube Famous, a party game about releasing cat videos and becoming the next CatTube celebrity.
What is it that makes you want to design games?
I like theme and consistent games. Designing interesting game mechanics that work well to present the theme.
Concise – I love it. Plus I am a big fan of making mechanics that work for the game. Having the whole game try to provide an experience is important.
What are the games that inspire you most?
I’ve got a wide variety of games that inspire me, I’m mostly inspired by what theme I’m thinking to design around (like cat videos).
What makes Australian games different from others?
Nothing really [sic] in my opinion [/sic]. They’re made by people I know so that’s cool.
I have to say that I really do not know a lot of Australian game designers. That is why I wanted to do these promotions, so I got to know some of the designers in my own country and also so that I can try some of the games (as well as sell them).
Where can we get your games from?
Buy. CatTubeFamous.com we’re also planning to get into different stores in the near future.
Are you working on anything at the moment?
SpyCats is in early development. Inspired by classic spy movies.
And cats at a guess!
So there you have it! Our first ever Australian games designer profiled – the game I have to say looks interesting and they have left an email for me to get in contact with them for selling their product on Games On Board too! You just may see it popping up soon as a physical product available for distribution!
Stay tuned for tomorrow as we focus on Michael Wenman, the Australian Game Designer…