INNOVATION IN GAME NOMINEE
In Hitchhiker, the player catches a series of rides on the highway without knowing the answer to this most basic question— who am I, and where am I going? Each ride presents an existential puzzle that the player must solve to move on to the next car; meanwhile, a series of cryptic conversations with the drivers offer clues into the Hitchhiker’s own past. Set in a dreamworld of highway storytelling, Hitchhiker combines addictive gameplay with the aesthetics of indie film.
Hitchhiker is an adventure game for PC, MAC, consoles and VR for players who like games like Gone Home or Firewatch.
The first chapter of the game is in production in collaboration with Humble Bundle.
Game developer: Mad About Pandas
Mad About Pandas, based in Berlin, is an award-winning indie games and interactive media production studio with currently 20 employees and a number of experienced freelance co-workers.
Mad About Pandas has worked with some of the key players in the international game industry. Mad About Pandas was found by Patrick Rau who is also founder of kunst-stoff.