Old School Gamer Magazine chats with World’s Fastest Drummer to find out the new mobile rhythm game is rooted in the games of the past and so much more.
Old School Gamer Magazine: How long has this game been in the works?
Boo McAfee: World’s Fastest Drummer as events and a brand started in the year 2000. The gaming side started organically in 2008. We started off by doing an online flash version of WFD for MTV’s Addicting Games, which produced over 1.5 million plays in its first 60 days. Next, we did an old school, stand alone, arcade cabinet version of WFD which tested really well before COVID. So in 2022, it just seems natural to start over with a mobile version and grow organically into a WFD Game Franchise.
Old School Gamer Magazine: Your main character is pretty awesome. How did he come to be?
McAfee: Thank you so much. I have to admit I am really fond of the little fellow. SpeedE has been in my head since the beginning and he was the featured character in the first flash game for Addicting Games and as well in the first arcade game we did. As time went along he started taking legs and becoming more popular, so we had to flesh his backstory out. Eventually his alter ego, band nerd Stanley came to life. Their lives have simply evolved from there.
Old School Gamer Magazine: What games have inspired it the most?
McAfee: No doubt, Whack-A-Mole. I am a huge fan of Aaron Fechter, the inventor of Whack-A-Mole. I have to say he and his mega contribution to gaming and entertainment with not only ‘Whack-A-Mole’ but also his ShowBiz Pizza animatronic band, ‘Rock-afire Explosion’ all influenced me greatly! Aaron as an inventor was so far ahead of his time. I mean the guy invented Whack-A-Mole when he was twenty-one years old. Also the old-school game ‘Field and Track’ has been an influence.’
Old School Gamer Magazine: What kind of gamers will appreciate this one the most?
McAfee: Mostly for those that know their right hand from their left. Lol. Seriously though, we are really trying to make the WFD game for everyone to play and enjoy. Not for drummers or musicians only. I was reading today where a couple of music-related games have received over 38 million downloads each this year alone. We are hoping to get a slice of such action in 2023.
Old School Gamer Magazine: Could you see this making its way to a console gaming system one day?
McAfee: We have partnered with Riseup Labs, a leading technology and game developer in Bangladesh. In our early talks and business model we laid out a plan to start with the foundation being WFD Mobile Game and take those results and data and build upon that foundation. Certainly, if all goes as planned, console games and even VR would be on our list.
Old School Gamer Magazine: Anything else you’d like to add?
McAfee: I would like to thank you for this opportunity to get the word out about our World’s Fastest Drummer mobile game and hopefully meet some new people via your readership. Hopefully, they will play the WFD mobile game and feel free to provide us with some much needed reviews and input.
Old School Gamer Magazine: Where can people find out more?
McAfee: World’s Fastest Drummer mobile Game is for both iOS and android. So of course the App Store and Google play, search World’s Fastest Drummer.
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More info on Speede at https://SpeedEtheWFD.com