Interview: BarbarianBabes (October 2017)

Interview: BarbarianBabes
This month our interview features the cricle BarbarianBabes who creates great RPG "Spank 18"!! We hope you enjoy the read!

1. Thank you so much for this interview! To start things off, could you please introduce yourself to the DLsite.com users?

-- My name is Brian Lawson and I've been creating digital art for 20 years now.

2. How did you come up with your Circle’s name "BarbarianBabes"?

-- Barbarian Babes is a website I run with a partner. It actually began as two sites before we merged them together. We've always loved girl on girl and erotic female fighting, so that's where the idea came from!

3. What led to becoming a professional creator? Was there something that specifically triggered your desire to begin as a creator?

-- I've been inside my imagination since I was very little. In addition to erotic content I also write a lot of science fiction. I've always wanted to create my own monsters, and give them to the world.

4. Prior to your success on DLsite.com, were you involved as a contributor to other games?

-- I have developed over 100 Flash games since I began programming in 2008. Many of them are exclusive projects done on commission for clients. Most of the rest are featured on BarbarianBabes or DLsite.

5. How many people were involved in the creation of your products? Or are you a solo creator on your Circle? Would you please tell us a little bit about your team?

-- I am the solo creator of my content at DLsite. I do all the art, animation, sound, writing and programming. I also have to do all the gameplay testing which can sometimes take almost as long as building a game!

6. Have you ever purchased any products from DLsite.com? If so, who is your favorite artist/creator and what are your favorite products?

-- I have not purchased any products yet; though I see many that are fantastic. I don't have much time to play games these days, as I prefer to develop my own ;)

7. "Spank 18" is very popular; many users are enjoying it. For those who have not yet played it, please tell us about what they will see and can expect on this product?

-- Spank 18 version 1.5 will add a LOT of content to the game:
-- Jade Trophy is a brand new trophy, earned by passing, failing, or expelling EVERY girl on your first day! New trophy page and new icon for your desk as well.
-- Secret Headmistress spanking scene! Get invited to her office so she can taste what you give your students...
-- Sexy animated "front" spanking scene. Now when girls get caught with their legs open you dish out a super sexy spanking on their >.<
-- Short Fuse Mode added: When you unlock Short Fuse you can choose to start ALL girls with 2 write-ups. This makes it easier to get the Jade Trophy or the Spanking Trophy.
-- Super Spanky Mode added: This mode is all about your viewing pleasure. Spank the girls as much as you want, without worrying about teacher points!

8. Spanking theme products attract core fans. This is a very popular theme. From a creator view, why does this theme attract people?

-- Spank 18 combines a lot of things that I love when developing erotic content: it's quite humorous, which makes it unusual in the realm of adult games. Humor is always good! It also has a very high "tease" factor, where there is ALMOST nudity but not quite. Cuteness is another factor, the girls are feisty and rambunctious, and definitely adorable. And spanking! I've always found it sexy, a good spanking is an erotic tease all by itself.

9. You have released total 8 products on DLsite.com. Do you have any favorite among your 8 products? Please tell us about it.

-- Ninjazon and Spank 18 are my favorites. I want to do a sequel to Ninjazon entitled Ninjazon Legends, and when I do it will be released at DLsite! These games have a lot going on and many hours of gameplay. REPLAY value is very important to me when designing games.

10. From where did you draw your greatest inspiration to create "Spank 18"?

-- I thought it would be a fun style to go for the schoolgirl game, but not just make it simple hentai or girls vs. zombies or something. I haven't seen a sexy teaching sim like this so I thought it would be an original idea and saw a lot of opportunity for humor.

11. What kinds of impressions do you have of Japan and of Japanese pop-culture?

-- I love both. I am actually dating a Japanese woman right now and I love hearing about all the little cultural things people do in conversation and in daily life (like not wanting to be the first one to hang up a phone call lol). The day to day details fascinate me because as a storyteller these are authentic things that I can put in a game or a story to make it more real (slurp your noodles! don't point at the menu with your chopsticks!). I also LOVE the food.

12. You are a U.S.-resident creator. In the U.S., is DLsite.com a well-known download site?

-- I am really not sure, but I see DLsite gets a TON of traffic so I have to assume a lot of that is from us here in the west!

13. What is the most important consideration when you are developing your products? What element is the most important to you?

-- Gameplay is definitely the most important thing. I want the game to be FUN to play and addictive, not just sexy. Challenge is also good, such as when I create a boxing or wrestling game I like the player to be able to level up their boxer and unlock new moves etc.

14. What is the biggest challenge to develop game products? In the past, do you have any experience to quit developing a game before reaching completion?

-- The biggest challenge is making sure the game I am building will actually work- will it attract customers? is it a good idea? has it become too big to finish? I actually have MANY games I started and never finished... at least 20.

15. What tools or software do you use when you are creating your products?

-- I do the final build in Flash (now it's Adobe Animate). I also use Poser Professional, Maya, Zbrush, and Photoshop quite a bit.

16. How do you enjoy spending your time when you are not working? Do you have any hobbies or special interests?

-- My hobbies all relate back to work, I enjoy gaming (when I have time), writing science fiction and fantasy, and when I go out I love EDM music and dancing, shooting pool, and eating great food!

17. So many users are enjoying your products and they are curious what you have in the works for your next project. Can you provide a preview of what you are working on now for future release? Also, please let us know your goals for your future.?

-- I am building a boxing game called Busty Box 2, and I am going to build it so that it can be released here at DLsite :)

18. You have been so very successful in this field. Do you have any advice for new developers to help inspire them?

-- If you're developing games or interactive entertainment content, you have an idea you want to share, but you already love and know your idea better than anyone else. Make sure you GIVE your audience enough of it for them to fall in love too. You have to imagine strangers finding your content, and ask yourself what will keep them watching, and what will keep them playing.

19. Any message for your fans?

-- Stay tuned for some very sexy (and funny) boxing action, and after that I'll be working on the SEQUEL to Spank 18, which is called Spank 18 - Swim Coach. It's time to help those bratty girls pass their diving test. And when they screw up or misbehave... WACK!
You haven't tried their works yet? Then check them out now!
BarbarianBabes
Title Spank 18
Circle BarbarianBabes
Genre
Price : 1,620 JPY
$14.24 / €12.28
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