Over the last few days I’ve been talking back and forth with Ede Tarsoly, the sole creator of Meridian: New World, and he gave me some insight on what led him to create the Meridian and even the price he had to pay to create this beautiful game alone. Here is the interview.
Drakulus – What made you want to make this game?
Ede Tarsoly – I always loved sci-fi stories, ever since I started reading Asimov’s works, I wanted to tell my own story. I had an idea in mind for seven years which my brother and I kept adding ideas to. We had a lot of ideas, and soon it became clear that this just had to become a game. I love RTS games which is why I chose this genre, and even though many people are surprised by the fact that it’s single player only, in my mind there was never any doubt that it just had to be this way — I just had to tell the story.
Drakulus – How did you do this alone?
Ede Tarsoly – I had to work a lot, even put life on hold at times. I also had help from three friends with the graphics of the game.
Drakulus – Will there be multiplayer in the future or is this just a single player experience?
Ede Tarsoly – I might get around to it after release, but this isn’t set in stone and it would be an expansion / DLC to Meridian anyway, so as it stands — no, Meridian: New World will most likely never have multiplayer.
Drakulus: Meridian is in early access right now. How much longer do you think it’ll take for before it’s finished? Do you have a timetable or is it too early to tell right now?
Ede Tarsoly – I would say it’ll be completed before the end of summer.
Drakulus – You mentioned DLC and even an expansion. If Meridian: New World doesn’t have multiplayer will we see some single player DLC in the future or possibly an expansion?
Ede Tarsoly – I’d really like to do a single player expansion at some point, but this is really not set in stone and I’d prefer to not promise it at this point. It depends on too many things at the moment.
And there you have it. My entire interview with Ede Tarsoly, the mastermind behind Meridian: New World.
I would like to thank Ede for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk with me and answer so many of my questions. Meridian: New World is already a really solid game and it’s not even finished yet. If what Ede said is true then we could be looking at the whole game before summer is over. Meridian New World is in early access right now on Steam and if any of you are interested in purchasing the game just click on that link down below.
Meridian New World Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/265120/
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