When we update our directory of Flemish game companies and studios, it’s always nice to see some new faces pop up. Here’s a quick look at some new kids on the block in the #FlemishGamesIndustry.
First up there’s Beeswax Games, a new Ghent based game studio founded by Adam Pype, Viktor Kraus, and Tibau Van den Broeck. After collaborating on the award-winning student game No Players Online, the team is now preparing for its first commercial release Spookware, an ingenious mix-up between classic horror movie scenes and WarioWare-like microgames.
A different kind of spooky is being conjured by solo developer Casper Croes. Alisa is a throwback to 90’s horror classics like Resident Evil and Alone in the Dark. Chasing a criminal, the titular Alisa stumbles across a big victorian mansion, where she’ll have to fight for her life against an army of mechanised dolls. The nightmare begins on 30th of September.
Looking for something a little more silly? Oddshot Games has got you covered with Slapshot: Rebound, a hockey game without a button to shoot. In similar silliness: Slappy Board by Slappy Inc., where you – you’re never going to guess – slap the living hell out of your virtual co-workers.
If space is your thing you might fall for the alien charm of MoonMonster Studios’ bonkers VR adventure Space Control, a cross between Job Simulator and Papers, Please that lets you become an interstellar border control agent. Or if you just like attacking the enemy with their own, hi-jacked spaceships, you might want to check out Hijack Overdrive by Steven Craeynest.
To wrap up, let’s circle back to the place where this post started. Ghent! And not just because it’s the best city in the world, no, it’s also the base of operations of new game studio Tovenaar. When the three co-founders aren’t teaching or researching at Digital Arts & Entertainment, they’re developing BattleSage Adventure, an ambitious open world action adventure where you play as a flying mage on a quest for knowledge and skills, and a broom (you’re not actually on a quest for a broom, that would be pointless).
If your fine game studio is nowhere to be found in the directory, please don’t get angry with us. Simply reach out and we’ll happily add you to the list. Which is a real bonus, as companies often use it to generate leads. So get on there, and welcome to the #FlemishGamesIndustry everyone!