Kingdom Conquest II is always running awesome events, and part of those events is adding new Monsters. With tons of new Monsters, Monster Races, and new Skills being added, an obvious question arises: Who determines which Monsters appear in these Packs, and how do they decide? The KC Community Team is happy to inform you that we’ve been able to get in touch with Tomoyuki Hoshino, Operations Director and Takeshi Hoshino, Assistant Producer, the guys in charge of Events and Campaigns in Kingdom Conquest II.
Read the full article on the KC forums.
1. What inspired you to get into the gaming industry?
I majored in Sociology and Communications and thus, I was very interested in communicating with people on a global scale. I loved games since I was young, and I was especially into online games, so I decided to join the gaming industry.
My story started when I bought a PC for college. (This was back when Windows 95 was popular.)
I was curious what my PC was capable of, so I bought a PC magazine and inside it was a CD-ROM with an online game.
This may sound obvious now, but I was amazed at the ability to communicate and play games with people you don’t know [over the Internet]. I was hooked and played non-stop. During those times I thought, “I can think of better events than this!”
I only knew about offline games back then, and I too was amazed when I played an online game for the first time! I spent many sleepless nights playing and making friends. We ended up meeting each other in real life at an offline event. You can say that the appeal of online games is that it offers the opportunity to meet other people.
2. Like you said, one of the appeals of online games is the chance to meet other people. You two are currently involved in developing those kinds of games. How did you get into managing events for games?
I was planning in-game events in the original Kingdom Conquest, so that’s probably why I am here today. I was also creating new in-game events for the Japanese-only title “Yakuza Mobile” on a weekly basis. I joined the Kingdom Conquest II team to continue making in-game events.
I was more involved in the operational side of things, rather than development. I had firsthand experience in managing MMORPGs, Online Dating Sim games, PC games, browser games, and even mobile games. One of the biggest challenges is to make sure that any new events are not game-breaking, and do not affect the KCII battlefield too much.
Head over to the KC forums to read the full interview.
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Posted by LordDullahan in iPhone & iPod Games
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on 4:15:38PM Sep 04, 2013