Haiku Adventure: The Craft of Games
We are currently exhibiting the development work behind Haiku Adventure alongside some of the woodblock print masterpieces that have inspired the game. The exhibition is on at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London and will run until 15 September 2019. We’d love to see you there!
The poetic story of an old soul’s journey across rich and varied landscapes, as they quest to stop a volcano that would destroy the natural environment they have come to hold so dear.
Haiku Adventure is an original adventure puzzle game with a distinctive visual style and magical realist narrative. The game is being crafted in celebration of the traditions of Japanese woodblock print and haiku poetry.
Distinctive handcrafted environmental art and character animation
A unique creative poetry mechanic
A narrative exploring questions of humanity’s relationship with nature
An original music and soundscape composition
Engaging dialogue offering choice and self reflection
The opportunity to build a collection of unique poetry and prints of your journey through the game
Screenshots showing early concept art featured in the demo:
“It’s a beautifully crafted experience ... about slowing down and admiring the small details of life and nature.”
“... the magic of metaphor ... striking art style.”
“... an art style so unique that it's currently being shown off in a gallery in London, this is definitely a treat for the eyes.”
“The result may be one of 2019’s more breathtaking specimens of both visual art and writing”.
“…beautifully illustrated landscapes…”
“… Japan has always been synonymous with video games, along with stunning traditional art. Combine the two together and you get Haiku Adventure …”