Factsheet

Developer:
Outofthebit
Based in London, England

Founding date:
December 18, 2008

Website:
animathegame.co.uk

Press / Business Contact:
press@outofthebit.com

Social:
twitter.com/outofthebit
facebook.com/outofthebit

Releases:

Address:
unit 7, the 1929 Shop
Watermill Road, Merton Abbey Mills
Wimbledon, London
SW19 2RD

Phone:
+44 (0)7833710220

Description

OutOfTheBit is a young London-based independent mobile game studio which believes in restoring poetry and inspiration in modern games, making games that people (and they, first of all! :) really enjoy playing. OutOfTheBit is especially popular for bringing to the iOS touch devices traditional card games such as La Scopa, La Briscola and The Klondike Solitaire, among other well-known board games such as Dots and Boxes and Four In A Row which have been on top of the App Store charts in many Countries.

History

Anima

Anima is OutOfTheBit’s first experimental project, exploring new graphics and tools. Anima is an online multiplayer game with an isometric, vector-based graphic, solely drawn using an iPad and runs on an especially made Engine (The Stork Vector Engine). Anima takes the players in a magical land, where they are halves of the same character, and yet one against the other in the run to collect the most Energy Balls in 90 seconds. In their run, they discover vital power-ups (bullets, speed, camouflage, invulnerability), lead their attacks through bridges and teletransport portals while carefully avoiding spikes and enemies. The magical world is made of primitive polygons only. No textures and no fancy 3D lighting. Not a single bitmap, curve or even gradient and shape outline have been used. With these constraints (posing quite a challenge to the designer...) the game looks different from anything that’s been made before and the engine can run really well on the powerful but limited graphic cards of mobile devices. Plus, it easily adapts to any screen resolution. Anima is proudly among the 4 mobile indie games selected for the Eurogamer Expo 2013.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/anima/id566340782

Videos

Anima : Announcement Trailer YouTube

Stork : The Anima Engine YouTube

Images

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There are far more images available for Outofthebit, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

Selected Articles

  • "...Anima is a pretty unique-looking game."
    - Chris Priestman, Pocket Gamer
  • "It may look cute, but there's a brutal heart beating under the skin of this multiplayer iOS game."
    - EUROGAMER EXPO , Eurogamer blog
  • "A strategy game, real-time, set in an amazing world only made of vectors."
    - Indie Vault ,

Team & Repeating
Collaborators

Ali MOTISI
Game Developer

Arnaud DE BOCK
Game Designer

Alessia PIZZITOLA
Game Developer

Rosalia TRUPIANO
PR

Pierre WILMOT
Game Developer

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