Factsheet

Developer:
The Space Backyard
Based in Genova, Italy

Founding date:
2016

Website:
thespacebackyard.com

Press / Business contact:
press@thespacebackyard.com

Social:
twitter.com/SpaceBackyard
spacebackyard.tumblr.com

Releases:
The Revolutionary Watermelon
Ludmilla
Like Roots In The Soil

Address:
Genova
Italy
Earth

Phone:

Description

“Space Backyard” is an independent creative duo made up of videomaker Alessandro Arcidiacono and character animator Simone Tranchina. We're constantly searching for amazing life stories that we like to share in a unique way through videogames and visual arts.

History

Early history

Simone and Alessandro met when they were both working in a big video game company as 3D and 2D artists. Their common passions for visual arts and for freedom took them to start working together on their own independent projects once left the company. They are currently working on their first videogame: Ludmilla.

Meantime on our planet...

While working on the development of Ludmilla they enter the Watermelon A MAZE Game Jam 2017 with a small video game, made in five days, but with a long title "The story of the revolutionary watermelon that wanted to live free as a bird and learned how to escape". In the game the player controls a watermelon let it jumping through out its freedom. Few months later they took part at the GameHappens Festival in their hometown, Genova, bringing to the showcase that game with a custom made controller, a real watermelon where the players are required to slap it to control the video game.

Projects


Videos

Teaser - Ludmilla Vimeo

Watermelon controller @ GameHappens 2017 Vimeo

Like Roots In The Soil - walkthrough Vimeo


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (169KB)

There are far more images available for The Space Backyard, 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


    Team & Repeating Collaborator

    Simone Tranchina
    3D Artist, Freelancer

    Alessandro Arcidiacono
    Film Maker, Photographer

    Emilio Pozzolini
    Music Producer, Sound Designer


    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks