Publisher Kemco and developer EXE Create have brought the role playing game Alphadeia Genesis to mobile devices. The game makers have worked closely with NVIDIA to bring a more console-style experience to mobile gamers on SHIELD. The game has also been optimized to work on Android TV. Shuhei Nobuki of Kemco Games explains how the developer worked with NVIDIA to bring this old-school RPG to mobile gamers in this exclusive interview.
What were your goals heading into this game?
We wanted to offer the same playability and gaming experience that exist in a console game.
What’s the storyline in this mobile game world?
Alphadeia Genesis is an adventure game with themes of discrimination, persecution and the struggle of magical-artificial beings called Clones. There’s also the theme of love and friendship overcoming such negative things.
Can you talk about the gaming experience and how it utilizes tablet and smartphone functionality?
It’s a completely stress-free touchscreen interface during movements with easy command and target inputs.
What does your game brings new to the genre?
Tradition. It has good old-school elements for a new generation of RPG gamers, as well as brand new and responsive playability.
What excites you about what you can accomplish in mobile gaming today?
I like the ubiquitous nature of mobile, which allows players to enjoy high-quality RPGs everywhere, whenever they want, on any device.
How do you feel you're pushing things forward with this game?
We are confident because RPG is one of the strongest genres, which guarantees a sufficiently long gameplay experience for players who wish to enjoy full gaming experience.
How have you worked with NVIDIA on your game?
We received guidance for Tegrazone submission and SHIELD devices for testing, as well as advice to help make our game compatible with NVIDIA SHIELD. They also provided useful technical advice for the game optimization for Android TV.
How does your game make use of Tegra 4 technology?
We think the technology has been useful for the Unity 3D rendering. It has impacted the gameplay experience across platforms with high 3D rendering performance without any differences on the device, regardless of mobile or console.
What are your thoughts on NVIDIA Tegra K1 technology?
We’re always looking for technical innovation like what the SHIELD provides.
What do you see Android TV gaming opening up for game developers moving forward?
Developers will be able to provide gaming experiences, such as fighting games, that cannot be fully realized with the limitations of touchscreens.
What does Tegra K1 add to the equation for big screen gaming experiences?
It will actualize high-quality visual expression in every type of device and will make porting possible without any downgrades.
How do you see mobile gaming evolving moving forward with mobile technology advancing and migrating to the big screen?
Development costs will definitely increase, so a new way of monetization will be necessary to increase developer profits. Since the mobile gaming industry tends to lower the price of digital content, we need to maintain a price standard and find an easier way to monetize content with users.