Played With Fire
Based in Cracow, Poland
October 28, 2019
Press / Business contact:
Dolnych Młynów 3/1
+48 727 705 006
Played with Fire is a small VR indie game studio from Poland founded by seasoned developers. Our goal is to create fantastic immersive VR experiences with great art direction.
The company was founded in late 2019 by Bartłomiej Szydło the lead programmer and VP of Draw Distance (previously iFun4All). Bartek was joined by Igor Hardy as lead designer and Monika Mucha as art director - he worked previously with both at Draw Distance. The team has cut their teeth on titles such as Serial Cleaner, Halls of Horror, Ritual: Crown of Horns and Vampire: The Masquarade: Coteries of New York.
Our fascination with VR technology came after tapping into the potential of Unity VR during contract work in 2019. Having a still largely unexplored space for interactivity filled us with excitement. The potential for VR’s growth just on the brink of Half-Life: Alyx release, confirmed to us this as a promising direction for a new studio.
For our first game we decided to go with a mix of simulation and adventure gaming in a fairy tale setup that would be attractive to both children and mature audience thanks to referencing the magical realism and melancholic undertones of The Little Prince.
Taking advantage of the skills of our art team we filled the game world with interstellar versions of magical creatures - be it the fiery fox spirit or a humming bird building a nest from cosmic strings.
During 2020 the team has grown by 2D/3D artist Joanna Sępek and 3D animator Mateusz Grzesiak. We also secured co-operation of all major VR platform holders, setting for multiplatform premiere release already in Q4 2020.Next
We’re already working hard on our next big thing. While the details will remain a secret for now, we’re experimenting heavily with the limits of hand-tracking technology and are excited to present a fresh take on action-adventure genre in VR.
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