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Siactro Games Interview

Today i had the pleasure of speaking with Marcus Horn, lead developer of Siactro games to talk a bit about his studio and his current indie game projects. Learn more about Siactro games and what inspired this late 90’s gamer to get developin’!

1) RETRONUKE: So Marcus, how did Siactro come together?  

Marcus Horn: I met Jay (my musician) when I looked for music around the web for a Banjo Kazooie tribute game.

2) RETRONUKE: How many games has your team worked on so far?

Marcus Horn: I…have no idea… I started with fangames back in 2002 I think. I made a lot of games, most of them unfinished or crap or fangames or all of it!

3) RETRONUKE: What’s the name of your current indie game project?

Marcus Horn: Macbat 64 – Journey Of A Nice Chap.

4) RETRONUKE: What inspired the art direction for your current project? 

Marcus Horn: Late 90s N64 games for the most part but also PSOne and old PC titles.

5) RETRONUKE: Music is such an important part of the gaming experience. What music inspired your game?

Marcus Horn: Well I didn’t create the music myself but I had several games that I would forcefully push upon the amazing JD Moser to inspire him for music for the game! 🙂

6) RETRONUKE: Which game development tools are you using?

Marcus Horn: I am using Unity 4 for this game.

7) RETRONUKE: Which retro games inspired you to become indie game developers?

Marcus Horn: I have to admit it probably was Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.

8) RETRONUKE: What is the most rewarding aspect of being an indie dev?

Marcus Horn: When people tell me they like the shit I made! 😉

9) RETRONUKE: What indie games are you playing now?

Marcus Horn: Freeze Me, Woodle Tree Adventures, Soulcaster 2, The Journey Down, Breeze.

10) RETRONUKE: Which indie games are you excited for this year?

Marcus Horn: Soulcaster 3 (if it will come out this year…) and Journey Down Chapter 3.

You can find more great games from Siactro on their GameJolt developer page.

Ralph is an avid retro gamer and indie game aficionado from Long Island, New York. NES titles like Contra, Metal Gear, Shatterhand, and Metroid were the first games he ever played and he's been hooked ever since. In his free time he plays electric guitar, steam games, and writes for RETRONUKE.com. His Twitter handle is @ralph_durso where he tweets about his favorite indie games.

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