Factsheet

Developer:
Studio Waterzooi
Based in Gent/Brussels, Belgium

Founding date:
December 26, 2017

Website:
studiowaterzooi.com

Press / Business contact:
info@studiowaterzooi.com

Social:
twitter.com/StudioWaterzooi
facebook.com/StudioWaterzooi
Skype

Releases:
Please Touch The Artwork

Address:
Napoleon Destanbergstraat 11, Gent
Rue de Bonne 99, Brussels

Phone:
+32 496 60 54 79

Description

Studio Waterzooi is an immersive experience game studio based in Brussels, Belgium. We develop low threshold games inspired by literature, culture, philosophy, society and art, with a focus on ‘the human condition’.

History

Inspiration

Inspired by Pietro Righi Riva’s manifesto Rejecta, Thomas Meynen founded Studio Waterzooi. The manifest aims to provide guidelines to develop games for a new audience. He (and we) want to advance the medium in a certain direction that makes it interesting to people that are not normally interested in video games but have other interests such as art, culture, humanity..etc (or are interested but don’t find games about specific topics that interest them). We have to cater to these people and learn how to make games for them so games can eventually become the art-form it deserves to be.

Stories

Conflict is a part of every good story, but it doesn’t have to be the only part. Entertainment is about being immersed and triggering emotions, not only about having fun. We focus on creating shorter experiences that are still impactful (because of the typical time-shortages tied to adult life). The success of pc-games like ‘Firewatch’, ‘Life Is Strange’, ‘What Remains of Edith Finch’ or mobile titles like ‘Monument Valley’ and ‘Florence’ tells us that there is a market for these slice of life experiences. ‘Please Do Touch The Artwork’ is Studio Waterzooi’s first title.

Projects


Videos

There are currently no trailers available for Studio Waterzooi. Check back later for more or contact us for specific requests!


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "VAF Prototype funding for PDTTA" - 25k funding from Flemish Government
  • "Selected to exhibit PDTTA at INDIGO 2018" - Utrecht, The Netherlands, 29 June, 2018
  • "Selected to exhibit PDTTA at Indiecade Paris 2018" - Paris, 19-20 October, 2018

Team & Repeating Collaborator

Thomas Meynen
Design & Development

Lars Burgwal
Audio Engineer, Composer


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