Interview – Race Around the World in Horizon Chase

Horizon Chase is a high-quality racing game that works on Android TV that recently announced an anniversary update with a few new features, and I wanted the chance to ask a few questions to the development team to learn more about the game and how it was developed. Unfortunately I didn’t get to discuss the game with the developers themselves, but I did chat with one of the company’s employees. They answered a few of the questions.

On the Game’s Origins and Development

What was the original idea behind developing Horizon Chase?
It was Aquiris’ first independent game. A retro racer game was the original idea, to revive this type of game and pay tribute to the old retro racers.

Recently you announced a number of new tracks and cars as an anniversary update. What was your reasoning behind this update?
I believe this update was long planned and it was indeed to celebrate Horizon Chase’s first anniversary! Like I mentioned, this is Aquiris very first independent/solo game, so they care a lot for Horizon Chase.

How long did it take to create the first release of the game? What kind of roadblocks did you encounter?

I took about 6 months. I don’t think there was any major roadblock, as the game only took 6 months from zero to 100%.

Conclusion

Thanks in part to the game’s success, the developers have been busy porting the game over to Android Tv, Apple Tv, and other platforms. Their hard work seems to be appreciated by the community.

The game can be downloaded for free on Google Play.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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