Factsheet

Developer:
DNA Studios
Based in Bulle, Switzerland

Release date:
18 November, 2015

Platforms:
Android Google Play
Apple App Store

Website:
antyzthegame.com

Regular Price:

Free with IAP

Description

« ANTYZ - A Time Odyssey » is a free adventure puzzle game. Help the ants survive a sudden glacial era. You will travel back through the ages of time, charting a path towards the center of the earth. You will control the scouting ant who must dig the path and overcome the dangers threatening the ants nest. You will travel through various eras and more than 100 magnificent levels to discover the story of ANTYZ.

History

It all started in 2013 when Pro Helvetia and Suisa foundation launched a call for projects « Swiss Games » at the Neuchâtel Fantastic Film Festival. This event had to purpose to promote and help a few video games selected for their innovation and artistic quality. At this time, we gathered, decided to give it a go and made a prototype for a mobile game. That’s when we came up with the game we are about to release: « Antyz, Odyssey of Time ». We were rewarded our hard work when we learnt that « Antyz » had been selected amongst 6 other games as winners. Early 2013, thanks to the financial help just earned, we decided to found the company and push the development of Antyz further. We also started working on animation and other side project. In March 2014 with the game well under way, and with the precious support of Pro Helvetia, we were given the chance to the GDC in San Francisco. This event, one of the biggest meeting for video game in the world allowed us to collect great feedback and ways of improving the game. This eventually led to the beta version of Antyz in summer 2014. We're finally ready to release that game, after almost 3 years since the first ideas of that game came up.

Features

  • An adventure game fit for hardcore players as well as for all family members.
  • A unique gameplay designed for tablets and mobiles.
  • More than 100 exceptional levels to explore and 600 little ants to save!
  • Stunning outfits based on real life ants.
  • Ground you can dig through with total freedom.
  • Two different worlds based on historical eras.
  • Additional levels and worlds, and more contents to follow with upcoming updates.

Videos

Official Launch Trailer YouTube

Teaser YouTube, .mp4

Final version Gameplay YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Swiss Game Selection" Call for Project : Swiss Games 2012/2013


Selected Articles

  • "Antyz looks like a digger game taken to the next level, as not only are you digging and discovering interesting items and places but there's also puzzles to solve along the way."
    - Jared Nelson, TouchArcade
  • "Supported by an amusing and speedy gameplay, the message conveyed by the plot and the screenplay of ANTYZ is noteworthy."
    - Pro Helvetia Mobile, Website
  • "Fun and fast, Antyz stands out for its slightly unusual premise. We loved this game’s plot, which we won’t spoil."
    - Miniclip, Blog

Pro Helvetia Mobile
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About DNA Studios

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DNA Studios is a swiss company founded by four friends and established since January 2013. Digital specialists, we offer a wide range of services grouped into four areas: Video games, Cinema, Visual communication and Applications.

More information
More information on DNA Studios, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Antyz Credits

David Hofer
Programmer

Nat Monney
Artist

Nicolas Gachoud
Programmer

Martin Charrière
Artist

Mathias Valiant
Music, Freelancer


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