In this interview, Gamasutra talks to Kloonigames' Petri Purho about Crayon Physics, a 2D physics-based game where crayon-sketched objects can solve puzzles.
Purho is a computer science student who, although he's worked at Finnish indie studio Frozenbyte, mostly likes to think of game development as a hobby, albeit a time-consuming one. In the spirit of developing his hobby, he started the Kloonigames blog, with the aim of creating and publishing a new game prototype every month.
Here is an excerpt from the interview:
Gamasutra: "What motivated you to make Crayon Physics and Crayon Physics Deluxe?"
Petri Purho: "Crayon Physics was a prototype I created in May as a part of my monthly prototypes. It's hard to say what motivated me to do it. Probably the fear of public humiliation for not coming up with a game on time.
Crayon Physics Deluxe, which is the proper game based on the prototype, was mostly motivated by the popularity of the prototype. And also by the fear of public humiliation."