SXSW 2018 – Dive Into a Fantastic Universe Where the Human Body Becomes a Gigantic Factory and Play with Its Machinery in Homo Machina

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SXSW 2018 – Dive Into a Fantastic Universe Where the Human Body Becomes a Gigantic Factory and Play with Its Machinery in Homo Machina



Presented by Darjeeling, new media content producer and ARTE, a public European TV and digital network



Homo Machina hands-on gameplay demo and interview opportunity


Homo Machina (Android/iOS) is a 2D exploration mobile game, inspired by Dr. Fritz Kahn’s medical illustrations. Journey through the human body which becomes a gigantic mechanized factory, filled with tiny workers that are controlling every function of the human anatomy. By adapting his work into a video game, we want to share his vision that science can be fun and raise awareness about his iconic work.


Young players will find a fun entry point into exploring the human body with the artistic expression in Homo Machina, with each level exuding charismatic animation and sound effects. The game makes it possible to operate the main functions of the human body with straightforward gameplay appealing everyone with its charm.



Thursday, March 15 Through Saturday, March 17 from 12pm- 7pm (each day)



SXSW – Austin Convention Center

Exhibit Hall 1 & 2 / Booth #: 1420

500 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Austin, TX 78701



If you would like to schedule an appointment during SXSW for a hands-on demo or developer interview for Homo Machina, please email the ARTE US PR support team at


In addition to its SXSW debut, ARTE will be presenting Homo Machina as well as Vandals, a sneak and paint game for PC and Mobile, set in the world of street art at GDC (San Francisco, March 20-22) – interested media can schedule a private meeting with the ARTE US PR Support team to learn more about the new game there.


Watch the trailer for Homo Machina here:



To download assets for Homo Machina please visit:


Keep up with all the latest including where you can experience Homo Machina for yourself on: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! For more information on Homo Machina and Darjeeling, please visit the game’s official website at


About Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a Paris based production company producing high quality content for new medias. We collaborate with authors/creators – directors, photographers, writers – but also with new media professionals – digital artists, Game designers, developers – to create compelling stories. Our first game, Californium, was released in 2016 and was based on the work of the great sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick.


About ARTE

Created in 1992, ARTE is a public European TV and digital network with a focus on creation and innovation. In the last decade, ARTE has produced a number of major interactive works, among other the games Type:Rider, Bury me my Love, Californium, and SENS VR.


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