Factsheet

Developer:
Urustar
Based in Genova, Italy

Release date:
2014

Platforms:
PC / Mac

Website:
zwan.urustar.net

Regular Price:
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Description

Zwan is a game designed for the Bosch Art Game competition.

History

Zwan is an interactive exploration experience where you navigate a decaying world and discover the works of Hieronymus Bosch hidden into it. The main idea is to give life to Bosch's paintings, while enacting a metaphor of pain and madness. The more pain you inflict to yourself, the more dangerous and wicked the world becomes.

Features

  • The world is a direct representation of some of the most important works by Bosch.
  • The main objective is to enjoy and experience Bosch's world in a different way, seeing it decaying from Eden to Hell and being populated by stranger and stranger creatures.
  • The peculiar control system of the game will make it possible to be played by almost everyone.
  • Original soundtrack written by Palconudo ("A questo mondo"), orchestral arrangements by Lorenzo Marmorato.

Videos

Zwan YouTube

Bosch Art Game Finalists YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Bosch Art Game Finalist" February, 2013
  • "Drago D'Oro – Excellence in Visual Art Finalist" February, 2014

Zwan: The Making of a Bosch Art Game Finalist
A presentation about Urustar and Zwan. slideshare.net.

Flickr
More photos of Zwan on flickr.com.

Zwan: Development Notes on Prototype v05
A blog post about Zwan development. urustar.net.

Zwan: How We Have Created a Proedural Soundtrack
A blog post about how we have created a soundtrack with a hint of procedurality for Zwan. urustar.net.


About Urustar

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Urustar is an Italian game design and development studio based in Genova. Urustar is made up by Federico Fasce, Alessandra Carboni, Marina Rossi and Lorenzo Pigozzo, four people constantly exploring the new frontiers of games.

More information
More information on Urustar, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Zwan Credits

Federico Fasce
Creative Direction, Urustar

Alessandra Carboni
3D Art, Urustar

Marina Rossi
World Design, Urustar

Lorenzo Pigozzo
Gameplay Programming and Sound Design, Urustar

Nicola Pireddu
3D Art and Animation


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