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«AVA» – an interactive fairytale

Ava (c) Stardust

SwissGames delegation in San Francisco

Courage XL B2C Showcase event
The Monarch, 101 6th Str, San Francisco
17 March 2019

SwissGames @ GCA
Game Connection America
18-22 March 2019
Tables 174 + 175 + 177
AT&T Stadium

European Game Showcase
19 March 2019

SwissGames pavilion @ GDC
Game Developers Conference
20-22 March 2019
Booth N2911
Moscone Center

Tabea Iseli is a game developer, graduated by the Zurich University of the Arts. After working for multiple renowned Swiss game companies, such as Blindflug Studios and Gbanga, she set up the Stardust studio, and initiated her first project: «AVA». Tabea Iseli talks at national and international events about topics such as meaningful games, women in tech, motivational design or digitization.

«AVA» is a mobile game which follows princess Ava, who just lost her parents. As the only daughter of the king and queen, she is  next in the succession to the throne but   faces opposition from the people as she was cursed as a child. The princess will have to lift her curse and proof her worth.
Each level of this interactive fairy tale features a beautiful painting inspired by tarot cards and medieval art, which contains a puzzle for the player to solve. Players have to shift, rotate and combine elements of the painting to reach the next level.

«AVA» will be presented at the GDC SwissGames pavilion and Game Connection America. Furthermore, «AVA»  is nominated at the 2019 Game Connection Development Awards in the category best storytelling. The Game Connection Awards, which are assessed by an judging committee of international experts, will be presented during the GDC/Game Connection week in San Francisco.


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