Old School Gamer Magazine Exclusive: Inside ‘Invasion of the Box People’

Old School Gamer Magazine chats with Blake Petersen (Founder, Angry Giant Games) to lets us know how the addicting and retro-inspired dual-stick shooter on Google Play came to be and who will enjoy it the most.

About the Game:

In Invasion of the Box People, it all comes down to a simple concept: Destroy them before they can kill you! Outside of basically shooting the invading boxy aliens dead, you can also knock them into each other to create a powerful-yet-comedic “domino effect” – and when all else fails, pick up upgrades to boost your firepower. It’s time to show the “Box People” what baking enthusiasts are made of.

The game is simple, lightning fast, and doesn’t hold your hand. One hit, and you’re dead –  though if you have skill, you’ll quickly slip into “the zone” and duck and weave through alien hordes without a second thought.

Old School Gamer Magazine: How was Invasion of the Box People born?

Blake Petersen: Originally, my plan was to just learn from making Invasion of the Box People. My goal was to learn what I had to do to get a game on various platforms such as mobile, PC and console. I wanted to make the simplest game I could think of. Early on, Invasion of the Box People was going to consist of the Bunker Defense game mode with a WASD control layout. The upgrades were just going to be different colored pill-shaped objects. However, the game ended up taking on a life of its own. I couldn’t settle on just going with the original plan, so I kept adding to it until it became the game it is today.

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