Who are you ?
I’m Simon Roth, an ex-AAA developer turned indie. I previously worked on Kinectimals, The Outsider, VVVVVV for the Humble Indie Bundle, and at Mode 7 Games. I’m now working on my own self-funded game called Maia.
What project will the Indie Dev Grant be helping you complete?
Maia is a space colony management simulator, set in a 70′s sci-fi future where mankind is finally taking the giant leap to extra solar colonization. Heavily influenced by ninetees god games, the game will have a dark sense of humour and a deep level of complexity, offering something engaging for casual and hardcore players alike. The player must mine out an underground base to escape the hostile surface of the planet, and focus on keeping the colonists safe, sane, fed and happy. Featuring its own bespoke engine, the game simulates hundreds of dangers and resources; from fluids such as Lava and water, realistic lighting, atmosphere and vacuums as well as intelligent alien fauna that learns. The game is currently in pre-alpha, and needs funds to continue development, preparing it for release.