Ten Questions With… Eduardo Jimenez (Eclipse Games)
Eclipse Games recently released the rather brilliant Super Toy Cars on Steam Early Access. Eduardo Jimenez, the managing director of Eclipse Games, was kind enough to answer some of our questions.
Can you give our readers a quick introduction of yourself?
What made you choose to create an arcade racing game?
What are the games that influenced you and how?
What features of Super Toy Cars are you the most proud of?
Personally, I’m particularly proud of the handling model of the game. It’s deep enough to have a lot of variation between cars while keeping it simple and casual enough for an arcade racer. Or so I like to think :o)
I believe the visuals of the game are also one of its high points. I’m very proud of the work done there, particularly considering the team is made of two full time people, a 3D artist and me, the programmer, and one less than part time (the one behind the HUD and the menus). I think the vehicles look particularly nice for such an indie game.
What is the biggest challenge while creating the game?
For me it is the online gameplay. As our team is so small, pulling off the game in around one year was pretty hard. But if I have to pick a concrete challenge, I think it’s the online part of the game. It was the first game I worked on where I was directly involved in the online part of it (I normally work in physics, gameplay or AI) and it was quite different, new and challenging. I don’t think the final result is particularly good or complete, but it works well and does the job.
Don’t get me wrong. I think the game is very fun to play in multiplayer, I just think I could’ve done much more to make the lobbies, and in general the overall experience smoother.
What aspect of the game was the most fun to create?
How is your experience with Steam Early Access?
What are the future plans for Super Toy Cars?
What is the most unusual thing on your desk right now?
Anything else you would like to add?
A big thank you to Eduardo for taking the time to answer our questions. Super Toy Cars is available now on Steam Early Access. You can check out our preview for the game HERE or check out the official website HERE. If you already own a copy of the game be sure to give these guys your opinion and help them make the game even better.