Factsheet

Developer:
KO_OP
Based in Montreal, Quebec

Release date:
2014

Platforms:
PC / Mac / Linux
iOS
Android

Website:
skippingstonesgame.com

Regular Price:
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Description

each fragment filtered lakelight
leaves were mosaics of stained glass
cast shades opaque and lovely
we hid in driftwood castles

Skipping Stones is a generative music and exploration game set by a lake-side clearing. Skip stones across the water, and listen to the sounds that they make. Skipping Stones explores solitude through a unique expression of generative music, art, and poetry. It's about the need to sometimes leave the city, be alone with your thoughts, and wonder at the beauty and tragedy of life.

History

Skipping Stones was inspired by a walk taken up a mountain after an emotional trauma incurred by an unexpected loss. Driven by the need to escape from the city to be alone and reflect, KO-OP began to explore the ways people cope in an experimental game combining abstract visuals with generative sound and poetry.

Features

  • Beautiful generative soundscapes that transform and change the longer you play.
  • Explore an abstract environment with a painterly polygonal style inspired by Canada's Group of Seven landscape artists
  • Non-linear interactive poetry that pieces together the dreamy landscape and the sounds

Videos

Skipping Stones Teaser YouTube

Reveal Trailer (Old Art) YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Selection, Different Games Arcade." New York, April 2014
  • "Selection, Eurogamer Indie Games Arcade." London, September 2013
  • "Selection, Boston Festival of Indie Games." Boston, September 2013


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About KO_OP

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KO_OP is a unique, award-winning game studio focused on the creation of visually arresting avant-garde games. Inviting collaboration between artists, programmers, and designers from a multitude of backgrounds, KO_OP focuses on rapid prototyping and communal support to encourage exploration and experimentation in the medium.

More information
More information on KO_OP, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Skipping Stones Credits

Saleem Dabbous
Design

Bronson Zgeb
Development

Ramsey Kharroubi / Marskye
Sound Design and Composition

G.P. Lackey
Art

Sidney Shaw
Writing


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