*biggest sigh of relief*
31st of August marks the day launch of my first game under Hybrid Humans studio! What a frakkin awesome feeling, and terrifying at the same time. I’ve worked on the game for quite a while, about 15 months. ACHIEVEMENT 02 UNLOCKED!
In this game I wanted to shed some light on the animals abuse that happens in some entertainment venues like circuses. It’s a light-hearted game though, with challenging puzzles. It progressively gets harder, some people may be tricked because of the cutesy look of the game. I’ve heard that a few times. My team and I have worked our butts off to create an interesting game experience in Hop Hop Away. I hope it translates well in the public’s reception.
We’ve added some localization options in the game, one of which being Arabic, but in Emirati dialect. I thought it’s best to go that route, to personalize it. It’s rare to find games that speak your tongue, and not some generic Arabic words thrown into it so it “appeals” to a broader audience. Being an Emirati I felt the big gap in this, and I don’t care for games that try the localization option but it being so generic. English gets a different treatment in the localization, and I believe Arabic should as well. If we did get enough attention from a certain market that required to have their own Arabic dialect in the game, we’d be happy to implement it. It feels like it’s a tiny part of you reflected in that game, at least it felt that way for me.
And some updates on another front, we’ve got a few events coming up in the few months. We’ll be at GAMES15 in Dubai (starts 10th of Sept.) and in IGN con in Abu Dhabi (starts sometime in October). Check out our social media page (twitter/Instagram @HybridHumans) for more updates.
Also, in the words of Hop Hop Away, I bunny you! lol AND go get the game now and tell me how awesome or shitty you think it is.