State of Play

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State of Play creates crafted games & animations. Established in 2008, State of Play’s work has won a number of international awards. Headed by Luke Whittaker (who mostly does the art, design and animation), co-founder Katherine Bidwell and developer Daniel Fountain, they are a small team that love what they do. When possible they work with people from all over the creative industries. In 2015 they released Lumino City, a hand-crafted puzzle adventure game made from paper, card, and miniature lights and motors and that won numerous international awards, including the BAFTA for Artistic Achievement alongside nominations for Innovation and Best British Game.

They are also the creators of the puzzle game KAMI, winner of Mac App Store Best of 2013, and a while back released Headspin: Storybook for iOS platforms, one of Apple’s ‘Best iPad Apps of 2010’. They have also created hit games for clients including MTV, Miniclip, BBC, ESPN, Fremantle, Mind Candy and Shockwave, and animations for the likes of Oxfam, BBC, Christian Aid and Macmillan. Their last game is INKS.