INNOVATION IN GAMES NOMINEE
In Semblance, a puzzle platformer, your character and the world it inhabits is made of playdough. Squish, squash and deform your character and the world to solve puzzles in Semblance’s soft, bouncy world.
What if you could deform and reshape the world itself? It’s a game that takes the idea of a ‘platform’ in a platformer and turns it on it’s head.
Game Developer: Nyamakop
Since forming Nyamakop in 2015, co-founders Kimani and Myres have built their studio into “one of the most promising studios in African game development” as described by Polygon.
Their debut game, Semblance, has been exhibited all over the world. Ben and Cukia work with a wide variety of collaborators for their projects. Ranging from Yann Seznec; Daoyi Liu; and Jean Roux to Good Shepard Entertainment and Pressure Cooker Studios.