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Please, Do Touch The Artwork

Studio Waterzooi

‘Please, Do Touch The Artwork’ is a relaxing and meditative 2D puzzle-game inspired by modern abstract art.

It’s an introduction into the world of early 20th century abstract art pioneers such as Piet Mondriaan (Dutch, De Stijl), Kazimir Malevich (Russian, Suprematism) and Wassily Kandisky (Russian, Abstract art).

The game aims to educate the player about art-history while providing a subtle growing puzzle-challenge at the same time. It aims to illustrate the creative process these pioneers might have gone through and inspire people in any way possible, just as the artworks of the pioneers did with other modern artists.

The creative process is a process of trial and error at first and this is reflected/symbolised in this puzzle-game. That’s one of the reasons why we don’t spoil/tutorialize the puzzle mechanic and let people figure it out themselves. Part of the satisfaction and reward is in the knowledge that you figured something out yourself. It hopefully also teaches that it’s ok to make mistakes and failure is essential. There will be 3 tracks (one for each painter) and the puzzle-mechanic will be different for each painter.

Join us on a journey at the origin of modern art and let yourself be mesmerized during the design process of these masters.

‘Please, Do Touch The Artwork’ was created by Studio Waterzooi which is an immersive experience game studio based in Ghent, Belgium. We develop low threshold games inspired by literature, culture, society and art. We don’t have a platform preference as long as it’s easy accessible and the games are affordable.

Ps: The name was inspired by the signs often seen in museums where you’re not allowed to touch the art. In this game you can and must!

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