In all my excitement from finishing Candy Box, I emailed the creator to get a few interview questions answered. It turns out he’s just a nice guy learning to program in France! Check it out. (All answers are copy & paste, so be kind.)
I see you mostly identify just as “aniwey.” Does this hold special meaning for you?
This is just the pseudo I chose, but I like it ! It’s from the english word “anyway”, I like how it’s pronounced
What was your goal behind making Candy Box?
I think my only goal was to make a game people would like to play to
After releasing the game, did you find its reception surprising?
I found it really surprising ! It’s the first game I release to the public and I didn’t expect so much people would play to it, that’s great !
Have you received any interesting fan emails?
My favourite fan email was from a guy which said he found a bug, and attached a photo of a real bug (the insect) in the email.
Have any developers approached you about joining their teams?
I received some propositions, yes. But I really don’t have enough time at the moment, so I’ll wait for the sequel release to think about that
How long did it take you to develop the game?
It took me two months on my free time !
Do you want to become a professional game developer, or do you plan on keeping it as a hobby?
I’d love to become a professional game developer !
Are all the typos in the game purposeful? (For example, “developper.”)
No, they’re not pruposeful. English isn’t my native language, that’s why I make a lot of typos. I should correct them, but I really lack time :/
What are your favorite video games?
I think my two favourite video games are Tales of Symphonia (on NGC) and Majora’s Mask (on N64) !
Is there a video game you’re really looking forward to? Why?
Yes, I’m looking forward to Starbound ! It should be released this year and I’ve pre-ordered it already !
If you could give all the Candy Box! players one message, what would you say?
I would tell them : wait for the sequel it’s going to be huge !!