We had the good fortune of connecting with the team at Devhour Games and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Can you tell us about a book that has had a meaningful impact on you?
The book “Masters of Doom” had quite a large impact on us. In fact, it was one the key factors that lead to us taking the leap into the world of videogame design. It chronicles the birth of Id Software, the developers that created the immensely popular “Doom” series, and through a series of dramatic events, showed that with enough commitment and determination, you can overcome just about any challenge.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We are DEVHOUR GAMES, an independent videogame studio that focuses on creating unique experiences that we ourselves want to play. To us, this is less of a “business” and more a of a dream. We have been huge fans of video games from the very start, playing games old and new, big and small. There wasn’t a time where we didn’t keep our finger on the pulse about what’s fun and exciting in the world of videogames. This passion has deeply shaped who we are and what we make as a team. We’re always growing, forcing ourselves to bring new and exciting concepts to our games. We hope you’ll play along, and find these experiences truly unique and fun!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
One of our favorite spots would of course be the National Videogame Museum located in Frisco, TX. From Pac-Man to Spiderman, learn about the history of videogames in an interactive museum, jam packed with some of the most unique items in gaming history. After a trip to the museum, we’d suggest to cap off the night at one of the many FreePlay Arcade Bars throughout the DFW Area. Alcohol and Arcade games are a match made in heaven!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We honestly wouldn’t be where we are right now without the help of the National Videogame Museum. They’ve supported us, and our creative endeavors from the very start, which has opened the door to a lot of unique opportunities. In fact, we’ve even designed one of their exhibits; a recreation of the National Videogame Museum within the 1995 PC game, Doom!