Wispfire has released a teaser trailer for Herald which got featured on Polygon today! Read the article by Colin Campbell here.
Music by Bart Delissen
From February 2015 we have three spots open for interns at Wispfire. We are currently looking for a technical director, 3D artist and 3D animator to fill these spots. Are you one of these, don’t hesitate to reply to any of the vacancies here!
We at Wispfire are proud to announce our upcoming title: Herald, a 3D interactive drama inspired by 19th century history!
Check out our brand new site and enjoy our very first screenshots!
A warm welcome to our new interns: Tieme, Tjidde and Roy (not to be confused with our lead writer, also named Roy)
While getting stuff up and ready for the announcement, we decided to organize a few team outings and conduct some valuable research for our upcoming game! The following pictures might just give a few hints as to what our setting is going to be…
Are you looking for an internship? Then maybe we are looking for you!
Wispfire is currently working on a 3D point-and-click adventure. This game, set in an alternate version of the 19th century, still needs an extra 3D artist and another Unity programmer.
We are proud to announce today that we moved into our brand new office at the Dutch Game Garden in Utrecht! Office 2.09 at the Neude 5 will be our base of operations for hopefully a long time to come.
Also, for more photos of our new office look here.
This weekend Roy, Aïda and Bart went to Games4Diversity EU Jam! We jammed with some wonderful people and many awesome games were made which you can see at the link.
For our game we teamed up with Niina Pesonen who we know from the GameOverHate initiative and Bram den Hond, an awesome programmer we met at the jam.
Our game is a humorous take on the subject of identity and fitting in.Click the splash screen above to download the game. You’ll need Adobe Flash Projector to play for now, though we hope to have a streaming version soon!
P.s. The title is inspired by this wonderful speech by Irish drag queen Panti Bliss.
Earlier this month three members of the Wispfire team participated in this year’s Molyjam. From the evening of July 5th until July 7th students, designers, programmers, artists and writers around the world made games based on (horribly out of context) quotes by legendary game designer Peter Molyneux. Roy, Aida and Bart attended the Utrecht event, organized by our friend Zo-ii, where we banded together with the other attendees to make fun, interesting games.
After joint brainstorm sessions (theme: paranoia) Bart and Roy teamed up with Brazillian programmer João Brant to create a game about governments snooping around in your private data. NSA: Prisma puts you in the shoes of the government agent who has to sift through people’s personal correspondence and decide whether they are terrorists or not. We hope you are as uncomfortable playing this game as we were making it!
Meanwhile Aida teamed up with Marijn van Putten, Shawn McCool and Nick Witsel for Conspicuous, a game where you have to listen in on conference-goers during a game convention (CON-Spire) in order to foil a criminal plot.
Aida drew the beautiful backgrounds and some of the pixel people at the convention. If you look carefully, you might see a few familiar people are attending!
Wispfire is a collaboration of Utrecht School of the Arts alumni who’re looking to bring something new to the Dutch game industry. We create interactive experiences, whether they’re on a single computer, transmedia or in real life, from concept to completion.
Our philosophy at Wispfire is that PLAY enables you to explore a situation from a different vantage point, to reassess the familiar with new eyes or to discover patterns of thought that may not have occured to you before. By providing agency, we create empathy and increase understanding.
We’ve got some great concepts of our own lined up, but because it’s not easy to be self-sufficient as a start-up, we’re currently also FOR HIRE. So whether you’re looking for an interactive workshop for your company, a special way to reach your clients, a way to engage your students like never before, or simply want advice for your own project, please get in touch!