Factsheet

Developer:
Museum of Simulation Technology
Based in Seattle, WA

Founding date:
January 11, 2014

Website:
http://www.pillowcastlegames.com

Press / Business contact:
info@pillowcastlegames.com

Social:
twitter.com/pillowcastle
facebook.com/pillowcastle

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Description

Museum of Simulation Technology is a game inspired by forced perspective. By using the ambiguity of depth, this first-person puzzle game allows players to explore a surreal world by manipulating objects in physical space according to their perspective. In the museum, perception is reality.

History

Starting Out

Pillow Castle is a company that started out of Carnegie Mellon University's ETC graduate program. The team is a small but powerful group who specialize in crafting surreal experiences.

Making The Museum

Museum of Simulation Technology is currently in development with a launch date to be announced soon. It debuted at Sense of Wonder Night at Tokyo Game Show in September, 2013. Some of the inspiration behind this game includes Paprika, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Inception.

Projects


Videos

2018 Progress Update YouTube

Polygon's Playthrough of a Short Demo YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Audience Award" - Sense of Wonder Night, September 22, 2013
  • "Best Technology Award" - Sense of Wonder Night, September 22, 2013
  • "IGF Student Finalist" - March 2, 2014
  • "Experimental Gameplay Workshop Showcase" - March 2, 2014
  • "The MIX Showcase at SIGGRAPH" - August 14, 2014
  • "IndieCade Digital Selection" - October 9, 2014
  • "IndieCade Official Nominee" - October 22, 2015

Selected Articles

  • "Last year's best tech demo is now a game: Museum of Simulation Technology"
    - Nick Robinson, Polygon
  • "A forced perspective puzzler about using visual tricks to navigate a labyrinthine dreamworld, it’s one of those charmingly clever games that’s just delightful to watch. "
    - Chloi Rad, Killscreen
  • "This Optical Illusion Game Would Make M.C. Escher Drool"
    - John Brownlee, Fast Company Design
  • "Puzzle Game From Pillow Castle Thinks Bigger Than Portals"
    - Emanuel Maiberg, Gamespot

Team & Repeating Collaborator

Albert Shih
Designer, Programmer

Logan Fieth
Designer

Christopher Floyd
Writer, Producer

Steve Allen
Technical Artist

Ryan Sanderson
Environment Artist


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