DOUBLE FINE PRESENTS EXPANDS ROSTER WITH NEW PLAYABLES’ TITLE
Double Fine Presents Welcomes KIDS to the Family
Today, Double Fine Productions’ publishing branch, Double Fine Presents, announced their partnership with Playables to publish the upcoming interactive animation, KIDS. Nominated for a Nuovo Award at the 2018 Independent Games Festival Awards earlier this year, the experience has steadily picked up steam and generated excitement among gamers and artists alike.
“We couldn’t be happier to have KIDS as a part of our Double Fine Presents family” said Greg Rice, Vice President of Business. “We’re huge fans of Playables’ work and in absolute awe of the thoughtfulness they’ve brought to KIDS, resulting in one of the most artistic statements we’ve seen in games in a long while.”
KIDS is an experimental project about the psychology of the group, allowing players to move with and against crowds until everyone is gone. The final products are an interactive animation, a short film and an exhibition. The game is also the second collaboration of director and animator Michael Frei and game designer Mario von Rickenbach after their award-winning animated short film and short game Plug & Play. The game is set to release this year on iOS, Android and Steam (PC/Mac).
Double Fine Productions has successfully launched a number of indie titles including Everything, Gang Beasts and GNOG, in addition to their own in-house developed games like Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin and Full Throttle Remastered. In support of indie titles, Double Fine also hosts Day of the Devs, an annual free indie games festival. Game developers looking to find out more about Double Fine Presents’ activities and efforts can check out the site here.
Playables is a production company based in Zurich. Currently working on KIDS and MIKMA. Playables was founded by Mario von Rickenbach and Michael Frei. They previously worked on award-winning projects like Plug & Play, Krautscape, Dreii, Il Filo Conduttore and the Finger Simulator. Find out more here.
About Double Fine Productions
Double Fine Productions is a San Francisco-based game developer and publisher that makes games with a focus on creativity, characters, and fun. Since its founding in 2000, it has produced many award-winning titles including Psychonauts, Brütal Legend, Costume Quest, Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, Broken Age, Headlander and Remastered editions of Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, and Full Throttle. Learn more about Double Fine Productions at www.doublefine.com and on Twitter @DoubleFine.