The Circle Interview: Creator Gabe Cuzzillo On How Ape Out Changed During 5 Years Of Development

  By Elizabeth Ballou Ape Out, independent developer Gabe Cuzzillo’s latest beat-’em-up game, is a smash hit – literally. Playing the titular ape, players smash, blast, and scramble through gauntlets of guards as they escape captivity. Isaac Espinosa, who reviewed Ape Out for the Critics Circle, wrote that the game was “sure to bring out…

The Circle Interview: Nix Hydra

By Lucy Ungaro I recently interviewed Lina Chen and Naomi Ladizinsky, the co-founders of a game company called Nix Hydra that makes feminine, egg-oriented, non-aggressive videogames. Their first game, Egg Baby, was a breakout hit. Now, Egg!, the sequel that releases today, promises to be “the world’s most eggstravagant pet game.” Read about how these…

The Circle Interview: Peter Panic!

by Lucy Ungaro Welcome to the first installment of NYVGCC’s new interview series, in which I interview illustrious game developers based in New York City about their games and ideas. This week, I interviewed James Marion, who recently released the game Peter Panic for iOS. Peter Panic is an adorable and witty collection of fast-paced mini-games, and is also a…