indiePub has posted an interview with indie game developer Jean-Claude Cottier of Ovogame. He recently released Jump Birdy Jump for iPhone (iOS).
From the interview:
"I designed three prototypes and settled on the one involving a sphere jumping from wire to wire. I was sure of one thing: I didn't want birds for my game and I started looking for some cute animal artwork," remembers Cottier. "I did find a very cute little bird on a website and liked it so much that I put it in my game as a place holder. It was working so nicely that, ultimately, I couldn't change it. I contacted the artist (Dawn Donald) who made it and she created a new one for JBJ."