November 21, 2019
Q&A with the Product Lead of Best Fiends STARS
With the launch of our new game, we sat down with Izzy Miller to do a Q&A to understand more about Best Fiends STARS!
Q: What was your role in creating Best Fiends STARS?
Izzy: I led the development team of Best Fiends STARS from start to finish. I was part of the team that came up with everything from the original story concept to the new gameplay mechanics and team events. It’s been rewarding to see our vision for the game come to life, and I’m excited for our Best Fiends fans — new and old — to try it out. There are over 500 levels to get you started on this new puzzle adventure right now!
Q: What makes Best Fiends STARS different from Best Fiends?
Izzy: Best Fiends STARS is a brand-new puzzle game with an original gameplay experience set in the magical world of Minutia. The new game is casual and fast-paced, incorporating more boosters and chain reactions, layering in social and team experiences, and introducing new Fiends alongside fan favorites, like JoJo and Howie. These explosive mechanics bring a snappy twist, which is perfect for quick sessions while your waiting in line for coffee or bored at the office.
Q: What’s the story behind Best Fiends STARS?
Izzy: A new part of the timeless Best Fiends tale, Best Fiends STARS follows a brilliant falling star that lights up the skies of Minutia, dropping treasure along the way. It’s up to our favorite Fiends to collect the treasure and reach the falling star before the slimy Slugs get there!
Q: Can you talk about the social component of Best Fiends STARS?
Izzy: As part of Best Fiends STARS, players can team up with friends, chat, send teammates gifts and earn team treasure chests in the Slug Hunt event! There’s also a STAR chase tournament where you compete with other players to collect as many stars as possible for amazing rewards! When you’ve completed all the levels in the game you enter a special STAR league where you compete with other players in a weekly event. There are also leaderboards where you can see how you rank locally, globally, or compared to your Facebook friends.
Q: Who is your favorite new Fiend in Best Fiends STARS and why?
Izzy: My favorite new Fiend is Beatrice. She is super cute, and I love her collection power — you can even trigger it with other bombs. Her goal is to be the first to fly across the uncharted ocean unassisted. Go Beatrice!
Q: What was the most difficult part about making Best Fiends STARS?
Izzy: The most challenging part about creating Best Fiends STARS was finding a perfect balance between incorporating the Best Fiends universe that our millions of fans have grown to love as well as introducing new gameplay elements and a look and feel that was unique to Best Fiends STARS. We wanted to make sure that with Best Fiends STARS we were staying true to our brand while also appealing to new fans with quick, casual gameplay that differs from Best Fiends. That took a lot of careful thought and added creativity!
Q: What is your favorite part about Best Fiends STARS?
Izzy: My favorite part about Best Fiends STARS is how snappy the gameplay is! The homing birds, boosters, and chain reactions create an explosive experience that I can’t get enough of. Plus, it makes it easy to play anywhere at any time.
Q: What is next for Best Fiends STARS?
Izzy: Just like the orginal Best Fiends, we’ll continue to add new challenges, levels, and Fiends along the way. We can’t wait to see what’s next for Best Fiends STARS based on user feedback, and we hope our fans love it as much as we do!