Factsheet

Developer:
Brightside Games
Based in Berlin, Germany

Founding date:
2009

Website:
brightside-games.com

Press / Business Contact:
info@brightside-games.com

Social:
facebook.com/brightsidegames
twitter.com/brightsidegames
twitter.com/TCTomm
youtube.com/brightsidegamescom

Releases:
SPiN WARS
Sheep Shack
Zeit2
Team Indie

Address:
Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Straße 1
D-10625 Berlin

Phone:
+00 (49) 177 335 4447

Description

Brightside Games is an independent game development studio based in Berlin, that formed out of a student team in 2009. Brightside Games’ debut title Zeit² was released in January 2011 on XBLA and Steam. It was very well received by the international press with 35 reviews of 80% or higher and specifically praised for its innovative gameplay. Zeit² was also finalist in the IGF and other independent game development competitions. Early 2013 Brightside Games released their original party battle game SPiN WARS across multiple platforms including Android, Apple AppStore, OUYA, PC and Mac. "SPiN WARS" was also part of the Indie Royale Bundle. Moreover Brightside Games developed the successful racing game with an innovative co-pilot concept "Rally the World", created a game for deaf children and teaches game development classes at several universities. "Sheep Shack" another Brightside Games original that features sheering sheep while they fly through the air was released May 2013 on iOS.

History

Videos

Zeit² Developer Diary YouTube

Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "We won the German Game Developer Award 2011 for Best Game Design with Zeit2" - www.deutscher-entwicklerpreis.de
  • "Zeit² was Indie Game Challenge Finalist 2010 (Top 12 out of over 250 entries)" - http://www.indiegamechallenge.com
  • "Zeit² was selected for the Independent Games Festival Student Showcase 2009 (Top 10 out of 145 worldwide)" - http://www.igf.com/2009studentfinalistswinners.html
  • "Zeit² was selected as a Microsoft Dream Build Play 2008 Finalist and showcased at the Xbox LIVE Community Games launch event" - http://www.dreambuildplay.com

Selected Articles

  • "Zeit Squared's clever mechanics combine to create a unique and satisfying shoot-'em-up. - 8.0"
    - Chris Watters, Gamespot
  • "It’ll change what you think a shooter is supposed to be. - 80%"
    - Destin Legarie, Destructoid

Team & Repeating
Collaborators

Thomas Bedenk
Creative Director & Managing Director

Johannes Giering
Technical Director & Managing Director

Markus Bedenk
Game Designer & Level Designer

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