1. What happened to Space Heroes?
Basically the number of kids playing dropped to the point that the world was becoming too expensive to run, without the support of paid memberships. Generally this was because of the rapid rise of mobile gaming as a preferred platform and lack of flash support – meaning we couldn’t easily move to mobile. In the end, we had to make the tough decision to close the world, which we all really loved.
2. What was your favorite memories of Space Heroes Universe?
We’ll I think the team all have different memories, but I especially liked the parties, and just walking around and seeing everyone have fun. My favourite spot on the homeworld was the Bubble Blaster park and the Starstruck theatre – loved the band game and seeing the heroes performing. I also really liked eating pizza. Of course I also really loved blasting into space in my Starjet and battling the Nauts!
3. What feature did you like the most in Space Heroes Universe?
All the community features, anything that made it fun for kids to hang and play together. I also liked all the personalisation options, super fun to dress up your hero and create a persona. My all-time favourite through were the Glows and Pets… they were the best!
4. What inspired you to create Space Heroes Universe?
We wanted to create a story driven MMO for kids to explore and hang, and the idea of it being in space really was appealing given the endless themes and possibilities for locations and creatures.
5. What will you miss the most about working on Space Heroes Universe?
6. Do you plan on releasing any new games?
We have released a bunch of mobile games, as the company has moved from flash MMO to mobile. These include Jetpack Jinx, Cake Bake Blitz, most recently All Stars Tennis in the App Store, Google Play and Amazon.
And the team are working on an epic CCG/hack and slash hybrid, call Neo Tokyo League of Samurai.
7. If you were to start again on Space Heroes, what would you do differently?
Build it faster… we kinda missed the market by 12 months.
8. Do you have any idols?
My dogs… they are an inspiration, always so happy and selfless… bundles of fun!
9. Do you have anything else to add?
I can really say that myself and the team really appreciated all the love from the fans and our star players and bloggers. We always made a point of checking out your articles, videos and parties and it was really inspiring for us. We all wish you guys the best in your futures, you’re all super cool and awesome!
Thanks for the interview Phil!