– Let’s talk about the new map that’s featured in the BMX Streets Pipe Update. How did the inspiration for this design come about? It feels like I recognise some elements from some famous riding spots. How do you draw inspiration for creating, do you think of famous spots and dream set-ups and use those as a foundation for your designs?
“This map has been created after one of my favorite skateparks. I basically create my own maps by recognizing and installing things I love about certain spots. I have been hunting and analyzing BMX spots for a long time now through BMX photos and videos but also brainstorming my own ideas as if I were a park designer. Researching cool spots definitely helps me start planning things.
While I was building the new map for PIPE, I was frequently finding areas that need attention in the level. I would then play the area a few times and the picture would become more clear for me. It is similar to the feeling of random thoughts you might have while at a skatepark and judging the space and making additions to it mentally.”
– Is this the final update for BMX PIPE? Will you now be shifting all focus to development of the full BMX Streets game?
“Yep! This will very likely be the last installment for PIPE.”
– How does the roadmap look moving forward with BMX Streets development?
“The end of the BMX Streets tunnel is definitely in sight! It has been incredibly exhausting to not really know when that exact day will be, and it’s something I think about probably every day. As a first-time developer/publisher, I am really on my own to discover the joys of pushing a game onto consoles and all that, it hasn’t been easy… Things are getting really close now nonetheless.
Right now it comes down to the addition of artwork. The artwork has been progressing favorably though for sure. It is likely that I could surprise myself with how close the release for BMX Streets will be. But more than half the battle consists of getting the artwork to render at a decent frame rate too!”
– Finally, any parting words?
“Thank you so much to those who have shown support to me by purchasing PIPE and the mobile game. It is such a compliment to me that you all care so much about one of the most significant goals in my life. I would also like to say a special thanks to the individuals who have supported me in my battle against piracy in general. I was skeptical of releasing on PC for this exact reason, but over Instagram and Discord, I have had a lot of support from gamers who have followed me through the development of my game. Major thanks to my immensely supportive girlfriend, family and friends. And thank you to everyone for helping me make my vision a reality and supporting the development of BMX Streets.”