Shop Drifter – Interview with Will Mesilane
Following on from Player 2’s PAX AUS 2019 Podcast, wherein I discussed some of my favourite titles from the show floor, I wanted to spend some more time discussing Shop Drifter, the supermarket trolley themed endless runner from developer Will Mesilane. As a huge fan of the genre, I was intrigued by what Will had put together and was keen to find out when I could expect a full version. I quickly organised a Skype interview with him and what resulted is a 26-minute audio interview in which we discuss his working history, development processes and what he has in store for the planned mid-2020 launch of Shop Drifter.
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It was whilst toiling away in the bowels of the now mythical Australian Gamer forums that Stephen del Prados attempts at writing were recognised by then up-and-coming Matt ‘Hewso’ Hewson as “not terrible”. Since then Stephen has contributed to such sites as The Age’s now defunct Screen Play, the recently retired Black Panel and currently serves under Editor-in-Chief Hewso for Player2.net.au, at least until the pattern of decline obvious in his previous engagements is picked up by Hewso and he is exiled from games journalism forever