Acute Games: Occitanie’s fantasy dimension
Text: Kate Harvey | Photos: Acute Games
In the medieval French town of Carcassonne, a video game revolution is taking place. Following the international success of their first game, Urban Rivals, the Acute Games team prepare to launch Meet Me – an interactive game that tells a stunning visual tale.
For the past 15 years, Acute Games has been developing video games from the heart of one of France’s most picturesque locations. “Our collectible card game, Urban Rivals, took the internet by storm, and in 2010, smartphone users caught on,” explains Florian Montani, CEO and 2D-graphic designer.
As they prepare for the winter release of Meet Me, they anticipate that it’s set to be a hit among mobile users with its unique, colour-driven environments. “It’s a kind of visual novel – a multiple choice, interactive story. It will be based on a young dancer in Prague that is recruited into a dance troupe, when strange things begin to happen…” says Montani.
Thanks to a fantastic team of illustrators and sound designers, all of the storylines are written in-house. “We draw inspiration from the mundane: a joke we might have overheard in a cafe, some wordplay, a conversation about an album or film…” The team continues to push creative boundaries, with the Meet Me game format designed as a polar opposite to Urban Rivals.
Making waves worldwide, their main game is currently being translated into Korean, following translation into various other major languages. “We’re planning to launch Urban Rivals across Nintendo consoles in April 2020,” as Montani reveals exciting things are on the horizon for Acute Games.
Download both games for free on Apple and Android App Stores.
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