Thank you from Boomzap!
by Boomzap on Dec 19, 13 8:40 PM
Hi there - it’s Chris from Boomzap. You may have noticed that... we’ve released a lot of games lately. Because of that we have been a bit remiss in not spending as much time on the forums as we’d like. But now, before the New Year, I’d like to come by and offer our genuine appreciation for everyone playing our games, and giving great feedback.
I have to say, I am especially proud of our recent release, Botanica: Earthbound. The Botanica series is very close to my heart. The idea started from my recollections of reading the Tarzan series as a kid - my grandfather had a set of first editions that he treasured, and I used to sit and read them for hours every summer when I would go visit. Botanica was my attempt at trying to capture that spirit of adventure in a HOPA. Sadly, my grandfather passed away last year - he was 96. I like to think he would have enjoyed the spirit of adventure in these games, and of a science-driven “lost world” story.
But to be honest, while the initial idea was mine - I had very little to do with the actual game - which was the product of a larger design team, including Luna, Mary, and TG - and they would like to mention a few things:
On behalf of the Botanica team, we’d like to thank you for playing Botanica: Earthbound!
This game picks up where we left off with Ian and Ellie - far away from home and still looking for Ellie’s father. But as in all stories, there is the bad guy, Gustav (the snake!) who makes his appearance again. There is also Queen Kassandra, though she may prove to be an unlikely ally this time.
But aside from writing the story for this sequel, creating the strange world of Botanica was the coolest experience for the team (we own a planet!) and we especially loved designing all sorts of critters. There are also plenty of people to meet, all of them had somehow made their way into Botanica too.
All in all, we had fun making this game. It was a change from developing more fantasy based games (not that we don't love Otherworld or Awakening!), and we felt (or at least hoped!) that we've done the theme justice. We hope that you enjoyed exploring Botanica as much as we did.
Thank you again for playing!