Ditto Interviews Brad Borne of ‘The Fancypants Adventures’
Getting interviews at PAX East is a very tricky thing, because there are LOTS of reporters trying to get interviews all day, every day. Fortunately I had arranged for my interview with KingsIsle a few months in advance, but I hadn’t made any other arrangements. While we were there at PAX East Miss Narrator and I did try to get on a few interview schedules, but most places were either booked solid or, for reasons I can only guess at, didn’t seem to take my request for an interview seriously. Once again Wizard 101 proves they are an industry leader, being the fist major game company to do an interview with a Fabricated American! Now I can also add Brad Borne to that very exclusive list!
I was able to get another short interview at the show, this one with Brad Borne, the creator of the great, family-friendly flash game ‘The Fancypants Adventures‘. His game is being released on xBox Live and PSN with new levels and a multiplayer mode, and I can tell you from experience that it’s a LOT of fun! It’s a platform game with stick figure characters and some really fun physics – we had a blast playing it and Brad was kind enough to sit and talk with me for a few minutes. Here’s that interview.
This game is awesome! The 2D worlds seem to come alive with fancypants simulated animations. The flow of the game is choreographed well with a nice plot too. It’s exciting for adults yet simple enough for kids to play.
I believe in the introduction of Fancypants there is something that’s taken away from him and he has to figure out how to retrieve it from a mysterious rabbit.
Also, another interesting quality about the game is that the graphics is more like that a comic/animation/cartoon feel so it helps with the humor built into Fancypants scenery. I give this a game definite 10 and 2 high fives.
Oh there is a mini puzzle sort of where Fancypants has to get shells into a hole (sort of like golf and soccer combined). It can be tricky, but if you’ve played for while to learn the physics of the game then it shouldn’t be too difficult.
The flash game is adventurous and can be addictive if you’re a gamer. :0)
March 16, 2011 at 1:45 pm