Old School Gamer Magazine chats with Hardcore Hockey Heroes lead developer Christopher Atallah, who details the games and his hopes for it.
Old School Gamer Magazine: How was this game born?
Christopher Atallah: I have been playing video games my whole life and developing games as a profession for over 8 years. While working full-time at another studio, I was playing one of my favourite hockey games Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey on N64 and had the thought that “I could make this”. I then started to brainstorm what a classic arcade hockey game could be like when built with modern day technology and techniques. From then on I spent 2 years of my nights and weekends, while working a full-time game developer job, developing the prototype that I have now. A few months ago I switched to working full-time on Hardcore Hockey Heroes and trying to build a company around it. Two of my passions in life are hockey and video games, so I have truly enjoyed working on this game every day and it has always been a dream of mine to contribute to the sports video game scene. I am creating an arcade party hockey game that combines classic arcade gameplay with role-playing elements like story, character progression, stat allocation and equipment upgrades.