Award-Winning Biological Puzzler Homo Machina Releases for iOS and Android Today
Darjeeling’s visually striking game, inspired by the work of Fritz Kahn, arrives on mobile platforms
Paris, France – May 17, 2018 – French independent studio Darjeeling as well as publisher and co-producer ARTE are pleased to announce that their biological puzzle game, Homo Machina, is released today for iOS and Android platforms. Homo Machina is priced at $2.99/ €3.49/£2.99.
Watch the launch trailer for Homo Machina here.
The winner of Best Mobile/Tablet Game at the 2018 Games Connection Development Awards in San Francisco, and a head-turner at recent events like GDC and Rezzed, Homo Machina is an aesthetically unique title that invites players inside the human body.
But there’s a twist — this body is a gigantic factory, staffed by an army of workers that must be instructed to successfully execute a series of human functions that we perform every day. Across a series of scenarios, they’ll be responsible for opening your eyes in the morning, eating (and digesting) your breakfast, and so much more. If you can get them to cooperate, that is, by using the game’s accessible and intuitive touch controls.
Inspired by the iconic, illustrations of German physician Fritz Kahn – particularly his best-selling 1920s book series, Das Leben des Menschen (Human Life) – Homo Machina presents the human body as a vast machine, comprised of connected departments and communication channels, manned by a staff of tiny humans. Kahn’s imaginative work, transforming the biological into the mechanical, has delighted viewers for almost a century, and represents a foundational cornerstone of infographic design.
Darjeeling has created Homo Machina with co-production from ARTE France and Feierabend, and the support of CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée) and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
Created in 1992, ARTE is a public service European culture channel and digital network with a focus on creation and innovation. In the last decade, ARTE has co-produced a number of major interactive works, including the games Type:Rider, Californium, SENS VR, Vandals and Bury me, my Love.
www.arte.tv/videogames, Twitter (Arte France) and Twitter (Arte Interactif)
Based in Paris and established in 2009, Darjeeling produces high-quality content for new-media platforms. The studio collaborates with a wealth of talent covering directors, photographers, writers, digital artists, game designers and developers, to create compelling stories. The company’s first game, 2016’s Californium, was based on the work of the writer Philip K Dick. Its new game for iOS and Android, Homo Machina, explores Fritz Kahn’s unique mechanical visions of human anatomy. Find Darjeeling online at its official website.
Feierabend Produktion is a production company based in Berlin. They focus on international co-productions with strong IPs, high cultural value and strong immersive content. Feierabend works on movies, TV and video game projects. Up to now they have been involved in the creative development and helped with the public and private financing of the following high level European projects: E1027, Emergence, Homo Machina as well as Life and Deaths of Max Linder. Find Feierabend online at its official website.