Factsheet

Developer:
Game Oven
Based in Utrecht, Netherlands

Release date:
15 December, 2012

Platforms:
iPad

Website:
astronomie.nl

Regular Price:

USD$0.99
EUR€0.89
GBP£0.69

Description

Explore the planets in our solar system. A game for 8-year olds made entirely out of clay. Planetenreis was commissioned by Dutch astronomist and journalist Govert Schilling.

History

Planetenreis' assignment

Game Oven was commissioned by Dutch astronomist and journalist Govert Schilling along with the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) and Moon Uitgevers to make a game about the planets in our solar system. The game had to be based largely on Schilling's Dutch book 'De ontdekking van de Planeten' and was aimed at children between 8 - 10 years old. Being a low-budget game, it had to be made in 3 months.

Development

After assigning Ivana Lazarevska as the artist on the project, she quickly approached us with the idea to make the entire game out of clay, which would end up adding more to the game than any of the other features. Planetenreis was, just like Game Oven's debut game Fingle, built entirely in our own in-house game engine, which has proven itself to be quick and versatile with Planetenreis.

Planetenreis' assignment

Game Oven was commissioned by Dutch astronomist and journalist Govert Schilling along with the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) and Moon Uitgevers to make a game about the planets in our solar system. The game had to be based largely on Schilling's Dutch book 'De ontdekking van de Planeten' and was aimed at children between 8 - 10 years old. Being a low-budget game, it had to be made in 3 months.

Development

After assigning Ivana Lazarevska as the artist on the project, she quickly approached us with the idea to make the entire game out of clay, which would end up adding more to the game than any of the other features. Planetenreis was, just like Game Oven's debut game Fingle, built entirely in our own in-house game engine, which has proven itself to be quick and versatile with Planetenreis.

Features

  • Teach your kids about the planets in our solar system.
  • Find and collect dozens of items across all planets!
  • Includes an encyclopaedia with more information about every planet.

Videos

There are currently no trailers available for Planetenreis. Check back later for more or contact us for specific requests!


Images

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About Game Oven

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Game Oven is the studio Fingle, Bam fu, Friendstrap and Bounden. Formerly based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, they were three people that make games with new, weird and unique ways for people to interact with each other. As of April, Game Oven shut doors.

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


Planetenreis Credits

Adriaan de Jongh
Game Designer

Bojan Endrovski
Game Developer

Ivana Lazarevska
Artist

Michiel Pater
Assisting Developer

Marc de Vreede
Assisting Game Designer

Claynote
Music and Sound Designers

Govert Schilling, Moon Uitgevers and NOVA
Clients


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