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Rogue Like Dejong Crowler “Forward: Escape THE FOLD” -It is a smartphone game called “CARD CRAWL” that has been inspired by “Card Crawl” [Developer Interview]

An interview with the developer of the new indie game I’m worried about this project. This time, we will deliver a mini-in-tavy to the Rogue-Like Dice Crowler Forward: Escape The Fold ” released on March 30 for PC / Mac.

This work is a Rogue-Like Dungeon Crowler, which advances the dungeon expressed by the card. The player chooses one card from three in drag and drop, and go ahead. More than 100 item cards and high replay properties are also characterized. At the time of article writing, it is not Japanese.

“Forward: Escape THE FOLD” is delivered for 1,010 yen.

– First of all, please introduce yourself. What is your favorite game?

Christophe Coyard (the following Christophe) Indi Solo Developer’s Christophe Coyard. I started from the development of small-scale games for mobile and then developing PC games.

I love card games, Rogue, and puzzle games. Especially I like “Haers Stone”. This work has changed various games, and he also affected how to make my game.

-Why did you start developing this work?

Christophe original version ideas were born in 2019 game jam. I made a prototype in a week, but this was very popular in ITCH.IO. Many people liked this game, so I would like to make a finished version using the same original concept, that’s this work! I was originally thinking that it takes about so long until completion.

– Please tell me the characteristics of this work.

Christophe I made a simple understanding system as possible (for example, drag and drop operation), and at the same time, a lot of strategies appear in this work. In this work, we mix the elements of the genre called Logelike and the elements of the card and puzzle. Players have already enjoyed a crazy combo, not already a lot.

– What kind of person do this work do you want to play?

Christophe This work is very casual, so you can enjoy it easily! It was important for me to be able to play any person including casual players. At the same time, I would like to enjoy this work for those who enjoy “SLAY THE SPIRE” and “RING OF PAIN”. One play is about 15 to 20 minutes, so you can play feel free to play.

– Is there a work affected by this work?

Christophe honestly, there is not much! This work is based on the original concept, and it is quite different from other things! Speaking of inspiration, one is a wonderful smartphone game called “Card Crawl”. This game is a mix of simplicity and strategicity, both are my favorite things!

– Is there any plan to support Japanese work? Is it possible to translate?

Christophe There is no plan to translate to Japanese at this point. Looking at a long eye, it depends on how popular this work is. If you can do the funds to be paid to the translator, I would like to do it!

About volunteer translation, the heart is painful to work with Tada. So I think I will wait until I can pay firmly to the translator!

– Did you have an impact on development by new coronavirus?

CHRISTOPHE was not so much! I was working from home, so all what I need was at home. However, since the new Corona influenced my motivation, I definitely influenced my happiness.

– Is it okay to deliver and monetize this work?

Christophe Yes, Noprum!

– Lastly, please give a message to the Japanese reader.

CHRISTOPHE I can not believe that people on the opposite side of the Earth are playing my games! When I was a child, Japanese culture was very familiar to me. I think it is great that my game has arrived to such a country!

–thank you.