Spotlight: Lost Words

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Over the next few weeks we’re going to be catching up with some of the current teams at The Games Hub and sharing a bit about what they’re working on at the moment.

This week we caught up with Mark Backler, the creative director of Lost Words. If you haven’t come across it already, Lost Words is a platformer game set in the pages of a diary, in which players run on words and move them in order to unlock the fantasy world of Estoria.

With it being written by Rhianna Pratchett, the game’s been having the kind of success that indie game dev dreams are made of – the team have been winning awards left, right and centre, and (even though we’re a little bit biased) it’s easy to see why – it’s a great concept, and the game looks stunning. You can check out the trailer here.

Here’s a little bit from Mark on what he and the rest of the Lost Words team are working on at the moment…

We’re focusing on finishing off designing the remaining Estoria (fantasy world) chapters of the game to allow us to block them out in engine so we can hit our pre-alpha deadline and soon have the game fully playable, albeit in very basic form.

So far we have designed half of Estoria Chapter 2 as well as Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6 and we are currently working on 8.

Got more questions for the team?

You can find out more about the game on the Lost Words website, keep up-to-date with everything that’s going on by following them on Twitter, or email them directly.