GamePron AVcon 2011 Interview - Gem Thief

Classic games from the 1980s are definitely making a comeback on an all-new digital platform. Something about their charming, simplistic style suits today’s touch screens and retina displays almost better than the old-school VGA monitors and red-buttoned joysticks.

And while we’re seeing a resurgence of the old favourites, new challengers are popping up, vying for eyeballs and App Store clicks. One that we’ve checked out recently is Gem Thief, from Adelaide developers Evil Genius, featuring light-fingered miner Quentin in a setting that does seem a little familiar.

We caught up with Ben from Evil Genius while in the Indie Games Room at Adelaide’s AVCON, to chat about this vintage-styled game, and just how it fits into the Australian independent scene.

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