Ten Questions With… Raffi Parsekhian (L3O Interactive)
Can you give our readers a quick introduction of yourself and the studio?
What made you choose to create a turn-based space strategy game?
What are the games that influenced you and how?
Many games inspired the making of Horizon but most of all Master of Orion 1/2 along with Star Control 2 had the biggest influence. The former had the excellent game design and mechanics which had defined the 4x genre and the latter had a very lively and fascinating universe where you did a lot of exploration, and met different aliens each with their unique stories and missions.
The other influences on Horizon were TV shows like Babylon 5 with their grand story arc. The galactic lore was something that was very important to me and that I wanted to integrate with the strategy part to increase the immersion factor and give more meaning to your choices in game.