Celtic Lore: Sidhe Hills is an authentic Hidden Object game about Celtic legends and magical creatures developed by Funlinker. Game Programmer Ivan Zaplava answered our Developer’s Corner questions this week and explains more about how the mysterious legends inspired the creation of this great casual game on the WildTangent Games App!
My name is Ivan and I am 24 years old and a game programmer. I got involved in game development through my friends who invited me to this company. I have enjoyed my work here for two years now!
What was your favorite part about creating Celtic Lore: Sidhe Hills?
We have been looking forward to developing a great game. Whenever I looked through the design documents for Celtic Lore: Sidhe Hills, I would get really excited and inspired to start creating this fantastic idea. So, my favorite part was the very beginning!
Is it true that the main story of Celtic Lore: Sidhe Hills is inspired by legends? Tell us more about that.
It is, of course, true. We always do our best to base our games off real stories and legends. Celts are a long-lost people known as brave warriors. Their world was filled with magic and gods where people and animals existed alongside spirits, nymphs, sirens, leprechauns and fairies. Every tribe had their own gods, legends and sagas. All the details of the Celtic Lore: Sidhe Hills legend waits for you in the game.
Who is your favorite character in Celtic Lore: Sidhe Hills?
Gremlin is my favorite character because he can stop time. When I was a child I dreamed of being able to do something like that.
In Celtic Lore: Sidhe Hills the players travels to a world of fairies, leprechauns and magic. If you had to be a fairy or leprechaun, which one would you be and why?
I guess I would be a leprechaun, a magical creature who is essential to Celtic folk-lore. They are beautiful light creatures who are spirits of the forests and friendly to man. You may have heard that leprechauns and fairies are the same but that is not correct. Although they have a similar description, traditional Celtic leprechauns had wings and fairies in Celtic sagas didn’t differ too much from ordinary people.