Abstrrkt Explorers – Turn Based Strategy - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

I now have over ten years of professional experience in software development, albeit in business application development for international technology companies. Outside of work, I am a gamer and have been experimenting with game development in my spare time since high school.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

The biggest challenge was definitely optimization. The game should be playable on literally thousands of different Android devices. A lot of optimizations were necessary to create a good-looking game with clever AI that also runs smoothly on as many devices as possible.

Alexander Mandt is an independent video game developer and professional senior software engineer with ten years of experience and a degree in computer science with a focus on computer graphics.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

First and foremost, I would mention BlueByte's Settlers series, which introduced me to strategy games decades ago. Over the years, I've also sunk endless hours into the Civilization series. Finally, Battle for Polytopia,, which made me realize that a turn-based strategy can work very well on mobile.

How long have you been working on this app?

I developed Abstrrkt Explorers over a three-year period in my spare time alongside my full-time job. The effective development time was probably less than a year.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

When I was looking for a turn-based strategy game in the Play Store on my commute to work a few years ago, I was disappointed to realize that most of the turn-based strategy games on Android were very similar to Civilization. I wanted to add some variety to that. So Abstrrkt Explorers is for all those who feel the same.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

To the best of my knowledge, there is currently no other turn-based strategy game on mobile that offers the same kind of gameplay as Abstrrkt Explorers.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

The most important feature I've been working on over the past few months is online multiplayer. An early version of it is currently in a closed alpha test. But there are also a lot of gameplay improvements and optimizations planned for the future.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

I would like to invite everyone who likes turn-based strategy games to try the game. It's free for everyone, but of course I appreciate any support, it really helps in the development of the game. If you need help or want to give feedback on the game, please visit the official Discord from the website or in-game options.

Abstrrkt Explorers – Turn Based Strategy

About App:
Lead your tribe
You command a stranded expedition on their way home. Build, improve and fight to overcome the obstacles you encounter.

Defeat your enemies
Train your soldiers to attack and defend against enemy tribes controlled by clever AI commanders.

Explore unknown lands
Discover new lands to expand your territory and reach foreign regions that will require different strategies.

Unlimited content
Apart from the single-player campaign, you explore an endless amount of randomly generated maps.

If you have any questions or need help you can reach Abstrrkt via ...


New: AI can now use catapults.
New: The map can be revealed in custom games.
Changed: Options in dialogs are now aligned horizontally instead of vertically.
Fixed: Fish trap shows erroneous infinite rounds left in some locations.
Fixed: Graphics of some buildings in the campaign do not match the owners tribe.

Categories: Game, Strategy

Date: April 7, 2022

Developer: Alexander Mandt

About developer: Alexander Mandt is an independent video game developer and professional seni ... Read more

Website: https://abstrrkt.com/explorers


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