Interview With Pixel Press: Draw Your Own Video Game


So I recently came across this Kickstarter campaign and it blew my mind. It is for an upcoming iOS app that allows people to draw their own video game. Pixel Press is an iOS & Android app that lets you draw your own video game level (no code required!) and share it with others. After watching the video I reached out to the creator of Pixel Press and here is our interview:

First and foremost, tell us a bit about yourself…

I live in St. Louis MO and have been working in the Interactive space for nearing 14 years, spending the last 5 focused on mobile. My background is in UI and UX, and some gaming, so bringing a “builder” platform to the gaming experience is a good fit for my background.

I have watched the video over at kickstarter, but for those who haven’t checked it out yet, how did this app/idea come about?

Back in January of this year, I was reminicing with some friends over our childhood pasttimes, including drawing video games. I was also looking into OCR (Optical Character Recognition) tools at the time, and when I put the two together, the idea clicked, and I started build a paper prototype. I received a great deal of positive feedback from the outset and it spiraled from there.
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