Meet Mario Velardita, Creator of Trades With Spirals

Trades with Spirals is a game being developed by a guy named Mario (can’t make this stuff up). Anyway Mario Velardita, through his studio Plixik, has made other forays into game development before, and has now roped together previous inspirations with new ones to form Trades with Spirals. Mario found my music portfolio on a gaming site and we’ve been working together since. He has a very particular taste which speaks for the seriousness he has for the project. 

I conducted a short interview with him to introduce Mario and give you some advance notice of Trades With Spirals.

ME:  What’s your motivation to make games? 

MV:  I make games because that is what I decided I was going to do 10 years ago and I have yet to contribute anything worth noting. I don’t want to be someone who didn’t do what they decided to do. As it stands right now, I’m not allowed to go anywhere until I’ve done that. With that said, it’s also a great medium for art which seems to be my favorite thing around.

ME:  Do you think video games play a role in our future’s culture?

MV:  They don’t just play a role, VR will be the future. I don’t know if that’s good or not. It seems depressing in some ways, but also exciting.

ME:  How many games do you play, and do you have any favorites? 

MV:  I’m pretty big on sampling these days. I rarely finish games anymore, but I also like to play games that don’t really have an ending. Most of my gaming in the past few years has gone to Melee/Project M and Hearthstone because they are easy games to pick up for a min and put back down. Some of my favorite games are Smash Bros., DDR, Blizzard Games, Zelda, Castlevania, Professor Layton and a pile of JRPGs.

Follow the Creation of Trades With Spirals

Keep up-to-date with the ongoing development of Trades with Spirals. You can follow Mario on YouTube, Tumblr, and Twitter.

You can listen to my current musical tracks for the project and follow new additions to the project's score on the Trades With Spirals album page.

Don't be shy with any feedback or comments. We'll keep you posted on the release date.