Factsheet

Developer:
Maschinen-Mensch
Based in Berlin, Germany

Founding date:
April, 2014

Website:
maschinen-mensch.com

Press / Business contact:
info@maschinen-mensch.com

Social:
Twitter
Facebook

Releases:
Rivals
Codecks
Curious Case
Curious Expedition
Curious Expedition 2

Address:
Adalbertstr. 5
10999 Berlin
Germany

Phone:
+49 1575 170 89 88

Description

Maschinen-Mensch is a Berlin-based independent game studio founded by two AAA developers who left the mainstream industry to experiment with new forms of generative storytelling and create innovative games.

History

Early history

Maschinen-Mensch was founded in April 2014 by Riad Djemili and Johannes Kristmann, combining 15 years of experience in professional AAA game productions. Among other projects, they worked on the multi-award winning game “Spec Ops: The Line” by YAGER Development.

Curious Expedition

Maschinen-Mensch's debut title Curious Expedition was first released in May 2015 on Steam Early Access. After 30 feature updates (each documented with a video on their YouTube channel), the game reached version 1.0 in September 2016. In March 2017, the "Arctic Expanse" free DLC was released. The game, which to date has sold more than 170,000 copies will be released on consoles in 2019, in partnership with Thunderful.

Curious Expedition 2

In February 2019, a sequel was announced, featuring a brand new art style, improved gameplay and vastly expanded content, aiming to provide hours of unique adventures to existing and new fans alike.

Curious Case

Maschinen-Mensch is also working on Curious Case, a game about generative crime stories in the Roaring Twenties of Berlin.

Projects


Videos

"Expedition Essentials" A MAZE Berlin 2015 YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Best Roguelike of 2016" - Rock Paper Shotgun
  • "Best Independent Game" - German Developer Award 2015
  • "Bestes Jugendspiel Finalist" - Deutscher Computerspielpreis 2015
  • "Honorable Mention" - Indie Arena Booth @ Gamescom 2015
  • "International Prize Finalist" - Ludicious Festival 2014

Riad Djemili on Twitter
Personal twitter of Riad Djemili (@riadd) available at twitter.com.

Johannes Kristmann on Twitter
Personal twitter of Johannes Kristmann (@8bitbeard) available at twitter.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Riad Djemili
CEO, Programming, Game Design

Johannes Kristmann
CEO, Art, Game Design

Isaac Ashdown
Senior Programmer

Shawn Frison
Senior Game Designer

Katarina Czikorova
2D Artist and Animator

Lorenzo Pilia
Producer

Alexander Batsch
Freelance Composer / Sound Design


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