Gaming Cypher had the pleasure of interviewing with Gal Kfir, of Wave Interactive about their story-driven 2D adventure, Buck that is currently on Kickstarter.
1. How did the idea of Buck come about?
The idea came to me when I was 12 years old. The same year I decided I was going to making video games when I grow up. I started writing down ideas for a kind of 3D action platform game. I went to my brother, Adi (who is now our artist) and asked him to draw sketches of Buck for the game. That’s pretty much it.
That older version of Buck was very different from what Buck is today. But what matters to me is that there IS a game with Buck as a main character, which is all I really wanted back then. From here on out it’s all about what our gamers like or dislike about the demo. We want to take that feedback and craft Buck into a truly unique experience.
2. Did you base any of your fight scenes on real-life situations in Israel or is it purely fictional?
3. Which game engine are you using and why did you decide on it?
We’re using Unity3D. When we started to work with Unity they had no support for 2D games like they do today. We’ve implemented a custom 2D working environment to suit our needs. We went with Unity because of its simple deployment options for other platforms and being a free and useful tool to start putting together a playable prototype.
4. Once fully funded, how long do you expect before Buck is released?
It really all depends on how well Buck will perform on Steam’s Early Access. There are plenty of improvements and features we want to build upon. As development progresses and the community hopefully grows, we’ll be able to work our way towards a release that both we and our backers are happy with. We’re aiming for the 1st quarter of 2017.
5. Last but not least, if you could be any video game character ever created, who would you be?
I had to really think about this haha. I’d have to go with Geralt of Rivia. I love the games and I love the books. I connect with the journey he goes through and with his stance on neutrality.
Here is the official Buck Kickstarter trailer:
We would like to thank Gal of Wave Interactive for taking the time to interview with us. You can go support Buck right now on Kickstarter with 11 more days to go.