Factsheet

Developer
Diditopia Games

Based in Basel, Switzerland
Founded on September 1, 2021

Release dates
Demo - March 2023
Early Access - Late 2023
Full Release - 2024

Platforms
Steam

Console - to be announced

Website
plankbuilders.com

Regular Price
to be announced

Description

“Plank Builders - Relive Childhood Memories” is a peaceful construction game, which takes the players on a journey back to their childhood.

Magical marbles have the ability to make stuffed toys come alive. Together with the stuffed animals, the player plans and constructs different buildings made from small wooden planks.

As the player, you embark on the quest of finding and reaching all the stuffed toy monkeys which are hidden throughout the room.

But there is a problem! - You can’t touch the floor! 
So you got to place down plank routes first before you create more and more elaborate constructions. Fill the room with your creativity and awake all the stuffed toy monkeys.

History

The roots of the game idea came from our childhood. Like many others, we used to build our worlds in our childhood bedroom or living room using wooden planks. After we created the world, we played in the room using our imagination with stuffed animals and other figures.

Looking back at these experiences, we had the idea of trying to capture this feeling of complete immersion as a child in a peaceful play world through digital realization.
It is important to emphasize that in imagination, through digital realization, the fantasy can be experienced exactly from this particular perspective, as it would envision as a child.

For example: as a child, you built a house out of blocks for stuffed animals and imagined how the stuffed animal was going to live in it. In the digital space, you are now in a position to experience the constructions you have made through the avatars, which are controlled by the players.

Features

Construction with wooden planks

Sandbox campaign

Miniature, child room setting

Problem-solving, reaching new areas through construction

Teamwork, stuffed toys work together

Resource management

Relaxing, wholesome, peaceful environment

Video

Reveal Trailer

Images

Icons & Logo

Events & Recognition

"GDC22 Pitch"
"Participated at Swiss Games GDC22"
"European Game Show GDC22"

Support & Mentoring

Financial Support
Pro Helvetia

Mentoring
Swiss Game Hub
SpielFabrique

About Diditopia Games

We are an indie game design studio located in Basel, Switzerland. Our goal is to establish an independent game design studio where we develop and release game projects.

Besides our dream of an independent game design studio, we also wish to promote and add to the progress of creating the game design industry in the area of Basel. Our two-person studio is
currently working on the following projects: Plank Builders, our former BA Project, and The Thief Of Homburg, a cooperation project with the archeological institution of Basel-Country.

Credits

Mathis Ebner
CEO, Programming, Gamedesign

Jonas Müller
Artist, Storytelling, Gamedesign

Manuel Wülser
Partner, Music

Samara Keller
Partner, Fontdesign

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