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About the challenges of developing a wildly popular game

Feb. 21, 2018 -

Few years ago my brother threw a beer on my iPhone in an Amsterdam bar. The poor thing didn't like the Dutch brew as much as I do: it died. While waiting for a new phone to arrive, I used an old one that couldn't do anything but texting, calling and... Snake! The idea for Snake '97 was born and this month it was time to update the wildly popular game.

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Analysing gameplay speed differences using slow motion video
Analysing gameplay speed differences using slow motion video
Same 3310? Look closely and spot the differences between iPhone SE and iPhone X
Same 3310? Look closely and spot the differences between iPhone SE and iPhone X
Snake '97 available as free download for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows and ChromeOS
Snake '97 available as free download for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows and ChromeOS
This is what the cloud looks like, dear boys and girls.
This is what the cloud looks like, dear boys and girls.
Snake '97 running on iPhone X - looking and feeling like the retro mobile phone game from the 90s
Snake '97 running on iPhone X - looking and feeling like the retro mobile phone game from the 90s
UX-design for an international audience. Designing interfaces without words is difficult!
UX-design for an international audience. Designing interfaces without words is difficult!

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