The weekly Spanish video games industry newsletter (August 19)

Hello, everybody!

Gamescom is almost here, and it’s time to take a look at some of the Spanish games that will be attending the German event. ICEX (Spanish Exports and Investments), represented by the Games from Spain initiative, will attend the event with a selection of the Spanish video games industry’s latest projects. You can check them all in this catalogue, created by ICEX, or take a look at this video reel.

Here’s a selection of the most relevant games and publishers that will attend the Games from Spain booth at Gamescom:


The creators of Blasphemous are already working on its sequel. But, at the same time, they just wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign. All On Board! is a mod-friendly VR title aimed at playing board games with your friends. The game gathered $70,000 during the campaign.


The Spanish publisher and studio is now working on One Military Camp, a military city builder were players will have to build and manage a military camp, train the best soldiers and send them into dangerous missions to win the war. The game will be released later in 2022 and you can play its demo right now.


The studio is working on its debut title, a horror game with escape room mechanics in which players will always face a new experience in each run. Do Not Open places players in an old American mansion in the middle of nowhere. Its maps will be procedurally generated meaning that every player will have a different experience. Agus González-Lancharro, from Really Slow Motion, is in charge of composing the soundtrack.


IDEA is a physics-based casual puzzle game about wonder, discovery, and sharing that has recently announced a mobile version as well as its Steam release later this year. You explore landscapes in gorgeous 4K resolution, filmed from a bird’s eye view, following a lightbulb as it rolls and falls, bouncing on the landscapes hard edges. You can bump the lightbulb to help it overcome obstacles, but only for a limited amount of times. When the song ends, your idea blooms into a small piece of visual art — but if the lightbulb gets stuck before that, you write a short text that other players will find, read and save when they pass through the same spot, so it can help other people’s ideas sprout.


Those Who Came is an RPG with cooperative features and a unique twist, as the game doesn’t feature combat mechanics. Instead, players will have to cooperate to overcome obstacles and save planet Solarus, which is on the brink of extinction. The Barcelona-based studio RollDBox mixes science fiction and ecology in a game that is already available on Steam Early Access.


This young indie studio is getting ready to launch a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming hand-drawn 2D hack & slash Death or Treat, a game that will have some serious Halloween vibes.


A Tale of Paper: Refolded has been released this very week on Steam and Xbox and it’s aiming for a PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch release later. The game was originally launched for PlayStation 4 in 2020 and tells the story of a magical character made of paper who can use origami to change its shape. The studio will also showcase its latest project, Dusthopper, a linear exploration/adventure game where you manage and defend a walking ship in a hostile and polluted world in which only machines remain.


The Olivan Brothers’ studio is working on a couple of exciting games. The Fabulous Fear Machine is a narrative-driven strategy game with a pulp horror style. As the Machine’s new Master, you must sow fear and expand your influence by playing Legend cards, harvesting resources, dealing with events in the simulation, and spying on your enemies. Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099, the sequel to the acclaimed puzzle and voyeur simulator, will let you spy on strangers through security cameras, invade their privacy and discover their intimate secrets.


This indie studio, also focused on serious games, will showcase their latest project. My Little Pets will let you take care of an unusual pet, one that has arrived from a distant planet.


This Madrid-based studio has a long portfolio of games developed both for mobile and PC and consoles. Their latest release, Hotel Transilvania, lets you explore classic fairy tales worlds with your favorite characters from the Sony Pictures Animation films in Hotel Transylvania: Scary-Tale Adventures.


The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo is a whimsical point’n’click adventure with a surrealist story, astounding hand-drawn animations and hilarious puzzles. Mr. Coo is trapped and broken into pieces. But most of all, he has no idea of what’s going on. Mr. Coo and this game are creations of the acclaimed artist Nacho Rodríguez, a 2D animator and director, that has been nominated to the Goya Awards for his short film “A lifestory”.


This indie studio formed by Yesenia and Ítalo is working on Lua: The Beginning of Downhill. Join Lua in this adventure that combines downhill and fantasy. Dive into epic descents and take challenging corners using the magical power of root-shooting. Help Lua face her fears while riding downhill on a longboard through the mountains.


The Spanish Gamescom mission will also be joined by other studios and companies. The casual VR games publisher Miru Studio will be offering its publishing and positioning services to studios and indie developers to help them accelerate their releases. Estudiofuture offers their 3D animation and VR expertise to explore new markets. Blade is a company focused on manufacturing gaming accesories and merchandinsing, as well as Atlas, a company that offers video games related products design, manufacturing, logistics and distribution.

Azafata Margot focuses on creating serious games and is based in Málaga. Rising Pixel and Brave Zebra are two studios offering outsourcing services and video games development for other companies. WeeWoo has focused on mobile gaming consultancy whereas Perfect Sound offers localization and dubbing services. Owo will show its wearable technology, like a jersey that gives players feedback when they are playing.

There will also be local representations of the Video Games Campus of Madrid, the Canary Islands and Game BCN, Barcelona’s video games incubator.

Other Spanish companies that will attend Gamescom are:

Activity funded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport

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