Shawn Toh of Singapore’s BattleBrew Productions joins us to talk about his mobile game BattleSky Brigade:Harpooner, a brand new title for the Apple Arcade subscription service. It’s described as a vertical shooter, that flips into a fishing game featuring cute rabbit characters. Shawn speaks about finding the right balance in difficult and developing his series into a franchise.

Speaking of franchises, the major gaming companies have said recently that a perpertual franchise model is their plan going forward so you can expect to see Halo 12, Call of Duty 47 and Diablo 19 at some point. We’ll discuss how those franchises expand the series we enjoy, and Shawn gives his perspective on making an indie gaming franchise. ‍

Pixel Sift is produced by Mitch Loh, Scott Quigg, Sarah Ireland, Fiona Bartholomaeus, Daniel Ang & Adam Christou. Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer. Thanks to Salty Dog Sounds for some of our promo music.

SPONSOR: Thank you to Murdoch University School of Arts for their support over every single episode of Pixel Sift. We couldn’t have done it without you. If you want to bolster your skills in media, journalism or game development, check out the Murdoch University School of Arts website for more information!‍

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