kalin is the co-founder of Funktronic Labs, best known for their ambitious VR fare, from the consummately simulated garden-’em-up Fujii to the real-ass-RTS-but-in-VR Cosmic Trip. Here he stops by to talk about Wave Break, which began its life as a VR Wave Race-alike and gradually morphed into Tony Hawk on jet skis, by aesthetic way of Miami Vice.
We talk about how the game has changed over its unconventional, semi-public alpha, how Funktronic’s team juggles their multiple projects, and how Kalin’s previous work on the PixelJunk series (and on MMOs prior to that) informs his approach to development.
The Wave Break alpha is currently on Steam, but only by way of the game’s Discord server.
You can also follow kalin (and Funktronic) on Twitter.
“All The People Say (Season 3)” by Holly Hyperion.
Some music from Wave Break.
Logo by Aaron Perry-Zucker, using Icons by by Llisole, Dávid Gladiš, Atif Arshad, Daniel Nochta, Mike Rowe, Jakub Čaja, Raji Purcell and IconsGhost from the Noun Project.