Interview With Axiom Verge Creator Tom Happ

Here’s an interview with Tom Happ, creator of the games Axiom Verge 1 & 2. Both are some of my favorite Metroidvania games and it was an honor to be able to interview the creator! We discussed a bit about his background and went in deep with some questions about the games – If you’re a fan of the series, or just want to hear from the perspective of an accomplished indie game developer, definitely give this a listen, available is a video (above), as well as audio-only on iTunesGoogleStitcherSpotify and many others as well as direct-download:

Get physical copies of Axiom Verge 1 & 2 here until October 31st:,page&q=axiom%20verge%202*
Digital Copies of Axiom Verge 2 can be found here, with a PS5 version coming within a few months:
Epic Games Store:
Tom’s main page:

One point that I’ve made a few times about the Axiom Verge games, is it feels at home on all displays.  While this is 100% preference, I’ve always felt that some games (or consoles) looked better on CRT’s, others on modern flat-panels and others on the lower resolution screens of handhelds.  For some reason – at least to my eyes – I didn’t have a favorite screen and even enjoyed playing it on an OLED TV through the RT5x with CRT emulation scanlines running.

would recommend playing on your favorite controller though.  The Switch version gave you the choice of using either the d-pad or analog stick and I found myself only using the d-pad.  I’m sure this is just muscle memory, as I played on a Super Nintendo-style Switch controller, which made it truly feel like a classic Metroidvania (affiliate link):

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