Step Creative Group is a small Russian game developer company that has experienced a stop and start introduction into the gaming industry. Based in Moscow, Step Creative Group first emerged in 1995 with the release of Star Heritage, an adventure game for the now defunct ZX-Spectrum. The demise of the ZX-Spectrum platform, to the advent of the modern PC platform, saw the company shut down and close its doors.
ACG are pleased to have the opportunity to interview Ilya Chudakov, lead game designer at Step Creative Group, about the English release of Inhabited Island: The Earthling. In the interview, Chudakov touches on the turbulent history of the company, how the game compares to the book on which it is based, and the many production problems involved in completing such a large project.