- Fantastico Studio（Italy）
SIHEYUAN is a single and local co-op action-puzzle game of few words, but lots of tiles, designed by Italian game studio We Are Muesli (Claudia Molinari & Matteo Pozzi).
Move the falling blocks, pass them, and pass them again to fill the grid, in this minimalistic test of coordination for 1-4 players of any age, inspired by the tradition of "siheyuan", historical courtyards of Beijing, China.
It is no coincidence that SIHEYUAN was originally conceived by We Are Muesli as a site-specific installation at Beijing Design Week 2015, in collaboration with game maker Aran Koning (development) and Francesco Fontana (music and sound effects). Since then, it has been selected for several international awards and showcased at festivals like IndieCade, A MAZE., Milan Games Week, and now Tokyo Game Show!
After years of globetrotting as a playful multiplayer installation, SIHEYUAN is finally coming to home computers and consoles thanks to Fantastico Studio, which will take care of publishing the title on Steam and Nintendo Switch in 2023.
The full game features 13 different levels to unlock, 2 distinct control modes suiting your favorite playstyle, 13 special modifiers changing the game's pace from meditative to hectic, and a unique minimalistic abstract design inspired by traditional Chinese architecture, color theory, opera, and tabletop games.