Beautiful Biological Exploration Game Homo Machina Releases for iOS and Android on May 17

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Beautiful Biological Exploration Game Homo Machina Releases for iOS and Android on May 17

 

 

Go inside the human body with Parisian studio Darjeeling’s acclaimed and award-winning mobile title, inspired by the work of visionary physician Fritz Kahn

 

Paris, France – April 26, 2018 – The French independent studio Darjeeling as well as co-producer and publisher ARTE are pleased to announce that their award-winning, 2D exploration game, Homo Machina, will be released for iOS and Android devices on May 17, 2018. The game is priced at $4.49/€3.49/£3.09.

 

You can watch a teaser trailer for Homo Machina, https://youtu.be/KdyzeEHbgJ0

 

 

 

Homo Machina invites players to see inside the human body, as viewed through the unique aesthetic lens of the work of Fritz Kahn. Gameplay is straightforward and intuitive, the player instructing the on-screen staff to oversee the human body’s many and varied functions – from eating and breathing, to controlling emotions and monitoring the nervous system. The game illustrates, with charismatic artwork and animation, poetic narration and uplifting music, the beauty of Kahn’s enduring imagery.

 

Kahn, a German Jewish physician, was a master of making complex anatomical and technological concepts easier to understand. His best-selling 1920s book series, Das Leben des Menschen (Human Life), reimagined the human body as a vast machine, comprised of connected departments and communication channels, fully manned by a staff of tiny human workers. It’s this humourous and light-hearted take on homo-sapiens insides that translates into the superbly tactile gameplay of Homo Machina.

 

Forced to leave Germany in the early 1930s, as antisemitism was on the rise, Kahn referred to the human body as “the most competent machine in the world”. His imaginative designs, transforming the biological into the mechanical, have delighted viewers for almost a century and represent a foundational cornerstone of infographic design.

 

Homo Machina recently won Best Mobile/Tablet Game at the 2018 Games Connection Development Awards in San Francisco. The game was a nominee for the Gamer’s Voice: Mobile Game award at SXSW 2018, and is nominated at the 2018 A.MAZE Awards, to be held in Berlin (April 27).

 

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.

 

Follow Homo Machina on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and on the game’s official website.

 

About ARTE

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)

 

 

About Darjeeling

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.

 

 

About Feierabend

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.