Today’s interview is with David Chiang of Maximize Games, an app developer focussed on creating quality games for kids and adults alike. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter to be kept up to date on their latest projects.
Thank you for participating in our interview. Please tell us a little about yourself.
Maximize games is an experienced game company, we focus on the development of qualified educational games, casual games and animations. As a game developer, we always aim to create great games which are fun and also entertaining for everyone and everywhere!
It’s a pleasure to us to make everyone, along with the whole family, to enjoy a moment together and bring lots of fun to their lives by playing our games. Because we believe everyone loves playing games, so we want to create a game that everyone’d love to play. So, if you get interested and want to know more about us, don’t hesitate to contact us!
We produce various game products, from the PC-educational games, PC- casual games, mobile educational games, mobile casual games, flash games, educational animations and until now, our company has already released more than 60 games. Most of them are educational games.
How did the idea for your app come about?
Well, usually it pops out like magic, we always get the inspiration from things around us.
Some of our ideas are from toddlers, teachers and parents. We usually ask them questions such as what the best way to make children keep learning and still have some fun is and what they really want for their kids. Thus, we are able to get their suggestions.
And how long was the process from the original idea to the release of the app?
It depends, sometimes it takes months, but sometimes it might spend a year. Mostly it’ll be about four months.
Did you hire a developer or do it yourself?
We did the whole process by ourselves.
What has been the hardest obstacle you have had to overcome in the development process?
The hardest thing has been to keep the game fun but still can make children learn many things.
Have you had much support during the development process (from family, peers, Apple Inc.)?
Of course from our whole team and our family.
What are your plans for the future? Will you be developing any more apps?
Right now, we are the market leader of educational game in Indonesia at PC platform, and we are a new player at mobile platform. So, our target is, we are going to be the market leader of educational game in Indonesia at mobile platform too.
And finally, what advice would you give to anyone considering creating their own app?
Keep trying and keep developing your creativity.
Thank you for giving us an insight into Maximize Games. We look forward to seeing what you come up with next!