Factsheet

Developer:
Digital Dreams
Based in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Release date:
August 5th 2014(US) August 6th 2014(EU)

Platforms:
PS Vita

Website:
metrico-game.com

Regular Price:
-

Description

Metrico centers around infographics. It’s an atmospheric puzzle action game with a mindset of its own. The idea was born a few years ago, out of admiration for the beauty of infographics as an art form. It was reinforced by seeing that infographics have become increasingly important in contemporary pop-culture. While they haven’t made their way to videogames yet, Digital Dreams feels it’s a place where they can work exceptionally well. This is not just because of their pretty aesthetics as much as it is that games are about interaction with data visualization. Metrico is the first Pub Fund deal by Sony for a PS Vita only title. Metrico is released exclusively for the PlayStation Vita on the 5th of August (NA) and the 6th of August (EU) in 2014. Dutch synthesizer composer 'Palmbomen' made the Metrico soundtrack.

History

We are Roy, Geert and Thijmen, soon to be known as Digital Dreams. We’re a game development company from the Netherlands and we share an office building with other game developers like Vlambeer (Ridiculous Fishing, Nuclear Throne) Game Oven (Fingle, Bounden) and Abbey Games (Reus). We have a short history in AAA development but quickly found out that we wanted to start our own company and work on our own projects. As a small independent studio we strive to create elegant and meaningful experiences in the form of downloadable console games. With that said, we are very proud and excited to finally show the world of Metrico.

Features

  • For any specific inquiries or asset requests, please contact geert@digitaldreamsgames.com
  • You can download an animated Metrico logo here: http://www.metrico-game.com/media/metrico_logo_animation_h264_1920_1080.mp4

Videos

Metrico Release Trailer YouTube

Metrico Gameplay Trailer YouTube

Metrico Teaser Trailer YouTube

Metrico Choice Trailer YouTube

Polygon interview YouTube

Gamespot Feature YouTube

IGN Feature YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Indiecade 2014 finalist" Los Angeles, CA, 2014
  • "Gamers Retail, Best PS Vita game E3 2014" Los Angeles, CA, 2014
  • "Eyewave Games, Best PS Vita game E3 2014" Los Angeles, CA, 2014
  • "Revision3 Games, Best of PAX 2013, Tara's pick" Seattle, WA, 2013
  • "Official INDIGO 2013 Showcase Selection, Main Edition" Cityhall Utrecht, 28 September, 2013
  • "Official INDIGO 2013 Showcase Selection, Gamescom Edition" Gamescom, Cologne, 21,22,23 August, 2013
  • "IndiePub Independent Propeller Award for "Best Design"" Cincinnati, OH, 2012


Selected Articles

  • "Metrico lives up to my high expectations"
    - Tom Mc Shea, Gamespot
  • "The beauty of Metrico is that it's unpredictable"
    - Collin Moriarty, IGN
  • "I can’t wait for Metrico to come out next year"
    - Evan Narcisse, Kotaku
  • "The style is so unique, yet so natural - it's as if these sorts of graphs and charts were meant to be played on."
    - Mike Rose, Pocket Gamer
  • "Digital Dreams has built a world that is both beautiful and challenging"
    - Alexa Ray Corriea, Polygon
  • "I honestly never knew I'd have so much fun climbing around on a pie chart"
    - Anthony Swinnich, Indie Games
  • "Metrico adds twists to the platforming genre"
    - Jessica Conditt, Joystiq
  • "All of the game’s platforming/puzzle challenges feel new and original"
    - Ben Reeves, Game informer
  • "I often had to just stop and say, “wow.”"
    - Brian P Rubin, Inside Gaming Daily
  • "This has the potential to be one of the best puzzle games I've ever played"
    - Tara Long, Revision 3 Games
  • "Metrico's beautiful trailer and novel concept definitely have our attention"
    - James Gilmour, Pocket Gamer
  • "Overloaded by information? Escape with this anti-corporate PlayStation Vita exclusive"
    - IGN, IGN
  • "This title looks quite promising!"
    - Jasper Bekema, The Vita Lounge
  • "Pie in the Sky: "Metrico""
    - Joseph Leray, MTV Multiplayer Blog
  • "Digital Dreams understands that infographics are awesome"
    - Sammy Barker, Push Square

How infographic-obsessed indie puzzler Metrico found a home on PlayStation Vita
Article in Edge about our vision, history and relation with Playstation edge-online.com.

Studio profile from Digital Dreams by Gamekings TV (DUTCH)
A 14 minute studio profile done by the guys from Dutch Gamekings TV gamekings.tv.

Studio profile from Digital Dreams by Unity
A short studio profile done by Unity, the engine Metrico is build with youtube.com.

When game design and infographics collide, you get Metrico
Interview with Geert "Gene" Nellen on Gamasutra gamasutra.com.

Where infographics and Platformers collide
Interview with Geert "Gene" Nellen on Inside Gaming Daily insidegamingdaily.com.

Input Morphing on US PlayStation Blog
Blog post on the official US PlayStation Blog blog.us.playstation.com.

Indigo 2013 Gamescom
Metrico is an Official INDIGO 2013 Showcase Selection at Gamescom, Cologne dutchgamegarden.nl.

Announcement US PlayStation Blog
Blog post on the official US PlayStation Blog blog.us.playstation.com.

Official Metrico Facebook page
Follow us on facebook to stay in the loop facebook.com.


About Digital Dreams

Boilerplate
Digital Dreams is an indie game studio consisting of developers with a background in Triple-A game development. We want to reach out to a large and varied audience, giving them unique, meaningful and memorable experiences, by always striving for the highest quality, continuous innovation and creative, intriguing and holistic game designs.

More information
More information on Digital Dreams, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Metrico Credits

Thijmen Bink
CEO and Technical Director, Digital Dreams

Roy van de Mortel
Level Designer, Digital Dreams

Geert "Gene" Nellen
Art Director, Artist and Game Designer, Digital Dreams

Palmbomen
Music, Sound Design


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