I recently got the chance to ask Phil Hassey a few questions. Phil is most well known as the creator of Galcon, a popular strategy game for iPhone, PC, Linux and Mac, but he has also created a number of other games as well, and runs and participates regularly in Ludum Dare competitions.
Q: Please introduce yourself, in whatever fashion you deem necessary.
I’m Phil Hassey, creator of Galcon!
Q: How did Galcon get started?
I’ve been re-making an old DOS game called “Galactic Conquest” for years. But about 3.5 years ago, I re-made it again for the Ludum Dare 48 hour gamedev contest, and that re-make seemed to really stick.
Woah, I just found out! Not one, but two games by Ludum Dare people have been re-released on new platforms:
- Mind Wall for iPhone – Remember that really creative game that one the last full Ludum Dare competition with the theme “Advancing Wall of Doom?” It’s now on iPhone, with new features like a shape editor. Awesome, I really hoped that we would see more of this one.
- Galcon Flash – Galcon is a simple but incredibly cool strategy game for iPhone and computer (in PC, Mac and Linux flavors), but it’s now available online in a flash version. Lots of fun.