Villagers and Heroes
is a favorite of mine, but let's be honest: The game looks old
. When talking to Damon Slye
, President of Mad Otter Games
, I found that many people agree. According to Slye, it's one of the most frequent concerns he hears from potential new players. The engine that the game currently uses is
old and needs to be upgraded big time. And that's just what the developers are doing with this large patch and expansion that should be due in early March.
I sat down with Slye, Associate Designer Cameron England
, Head Writer Sarah Skibinski
, and Head Artist Adam Alexander
to discuss just how different the game will be once the patch goes live. I was given access to a test account loaded up on gear, cash, and other goodies. Even though I found my backpacks full, I mainly wanted to look around the game and explore. Fortunately, the difference between the original client and the new one is literally night and day.