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Sketchbook Games

Run on words and move them to solve puzzles in order to unlock the fantasy world of Estoria
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ABOUT SKETCHBOOK GAMES

Sketchbook Games was founded by designer Mark Backler, who joined the hub in 2015 to work on the multi-award winning game Lost Words. Set within the pages of a girl’s diary, players are taken on an emotional journey in a story written by Rhianna Pratchett, which is complemented by highly original gameplay.

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Lost Words

Sketchbook Games are currently developing the story-focused platformer game, Lost Words, which is set inside a diary and sees players solving a variety of puzzles using the words on each page. You explore a young, aspiring writer’s fantasy story, which you then live out in the fantasy world of Estoria she is creating.

Awards

Lost Words has already scooped a number of awards, including ‘Best Story’, Most Creative/Original’ and ‘Best Indie Game’ at Game Connection 2016, and ‘Game of the Show’ at Intel Buzz 2016.

THE TEAM

Game designer Mark Backler has previously worked on games such as Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix and Fable 2. Concept artist Ross Burt has over 12 years’ experience with companies like the BBC, EA and Playfish. Tomas Normand, a programmer at Ground Shatter and previously at Marmalade, is providing code support, and audio designer Joe Brammall has worked with Microsoft, the BBC and audio-only game studio Somethin’ Else.

Screenshots from Lost Words