It’s time to put on Bonnie Tyler’s “I Need a Hero” and start saving lives in Rescue Frenzy from Alawar Entertainment. In our newest game from the makers of Farm Frenzy, you’ll race against the clock to save your town from storms, earthquakes and wildfires. CEO of Alawar Melesta, Alexey Meleshkevich, shares how Rescue Frenzy became a game for heroes in this week’s Developer’s Corner.
Tell us about yourself and how you got into game development.
I launched my first successful game company in 2007. It wasn’t easy in the beginning, but I was fortunate to have put together a really strong team. Thanks to Farm Frenzy, our most popular project, people around the world know who we are. But I’m convinced we haven’t developed our best game yet.
What was your favorite part about creating Rescue Frenzy?
When we started developing Rescue Frenzy, we knew we were creating a game in which people would be able to carry out their dreams of saving the world. Everyone dreams of overcoming epic challenges, so my favorite part of making the game was designing the settings in which the action would take place. I wanted people to be able to forget about the real world and immerse themselves in the fantasy. To achieve my goal, I drew inspiration from my own dreams of heroism.
What tips and tricks do you have for WildTangent players who are playing Rescue Frenzy?
I doubt players will have any trouble playing Rescue Frenzy, as the gameplay is straightforward. The most important thing to do is to focus on completing the goals of the level. That means you should spend as little time as possible performing useless actions. You should also keep in mind that it’s not necessary to remove the nearest obstacles when you start a level. And keep one eye on the timer!
What is your favorite level of Rescue Frenzy and why?
The levels where the player needs to put out fires are my favorite because I love the graphics!
If you had any superpower, what would it be and why?
Sometimes it’s hard to explain an idea clearly, and even if you find what you believe are the right words, you’re still not sure if people understand you. My superpower would allow me to explain my thoughts quickly and clearly, so I wouldn’t have to spend any time explaining myself. I’d also like the ability to instantly understand what other people are saying, even if they’re having trouble finding the words that express their thoughts.