In Axiom Verge, developer Tom Happ has created what is set to be one of the best indie games of 2015, and he's hopeful that he'll be able to turn the game he developed on his own into a franchise with prequels and sequels exploring its science fiction world.
"I am eager to get started on a sequel to Axiom Verge," Happ told IBTimes UK in an interview. "I don't want to spoil anything for those who haven't played it yet, but the storyline leaves a lot of options for sequels and prequels.
"I'm hoping to work on the Axiom Verge franchise for a very long time."
Happ began work on Axiom Verge five years ago, working on it as a hobby in the evenings while employed as a full-time developer on games such as Tiger Woods, NFL Street and Grey Goo. Over the course of its development Axiom Verge quickly became his part-time job, then his full-time job, and now he's eager to keep his solo development going.
"I really enjoy working on my own, so I expect I'll do that again. Right now, there's still a lot of work to be done on Axiom Verge. I still need to bring any improvements in the Steam [PC] version back to the PS4 version, launch the game in Asia, and start the porting process to other consoles, though that will be a while from now.
"I also have a baby on the way, so I expect that will take up a lot of my time!"
Our full interview with Happ, in which he talks about what good and bad aspects of working solo, when we can expect a release date for the PC version and the game's many influences, can be read here.