Thomas Hopper talks life on PSM – a lengthy interview/discussion with Thomas Hopper, prolific PSM dev. Cheers, Thom!
‘Whatever your view on PlayStation Mobile – and, such have been the fortunes of the platform to date that, chances are, many of you simply won’t have one – you can’t knock it for a lack of variety.
Alongside a host of acclaimed titles that have also made their mark on smartphones (Rymdkapsel and Nostatic Software’s Quiet, Please! both of note) sit a series of pet projects – half finished hobby efforts utilising Sony’s marketplace as something of a playground.
However, there’s also a third kind of game that, though far rarer, warrants just as much attention, if not more: quality PlayStation Mobile exclusives.
They’re so rare, in fact, that we can only think of one developer betting the farm on such a strategy. For all but one release, PlayStation Mobile is the only place you can play games by Thomas Hopper – 11 games in all now sat on the store including his latest release, Super Tank Poker.
But what is life like as a developer operating almost entirely on a platform that even the most vocal advocates would have to admit hasn’t set the world alight. And why would a studio opt to take a path in the first place?’
Read the full feature on Pocket Gamer Biz.