Factsheet

Developer:
Museum of Simulation Technology
Based in Oakland, California

Founding date:
January 11, 2014

Website:
pillowcastlegames.com

Press / Business contact:
info@pillowcastlegames.com

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

Releases:

Phone:
COMPANY_PHONE

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. A big part of this game is about exploring how our perceptions affect reality.

History

Starting Out

Pillow Castle is a company that started out of Carnegie Mellon University's ETC graduate program. It currently consists of one developer, Albert Shih. In the near future he wishes to collaborate with wonderful people and fill out the world of the Museum of Simulation Technology.

Making the Museum of Simulation Technology

The Museum of Simulation Technology (working title) is currently early in development with at least two years of development left. It was first debuted at Sense of Wonder Night at Tokyo Game Show in September, 2013. Some of the inspirations of this game include dream-related movies, such as Paprika, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Inception.

Projects


Videos

Work in Progress Update YouTube

Polygon's Playthrough of a Short Demo YouTube


Images

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


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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, especially for a new crowd of people. "
    - Chloi Rad, Killscreen
  • "This Optical Illusion Game Would Make M.C. Escher Drool"
    - John Brownlee, Fast Company Design
  • "Puzzle game demo from Pillow Castle thinks bigger than portals"
    - Emanuel Maiberg, Gamespot

Albert Shih on Twitter
Personal tweets by Albert twitter.com.



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