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Muddy brook-Review : home as a video game

Jan böhmermann is a mad scientist who works in a rundown Sanatorium. This is not a description of his TV show, but the video game, "muddy brook," is to buy from Tuesday to digital for the PC.

it was Developed by the Cologne-seated bildundton factory, which stands for television broadcasts such as the "Neo magazine Royale". A large part of the development work have, however, five men and women managed, sitting in a newly established Studio in Kreuzberg. "It was from the beginning, the basic idea is to leave the game in Germany," says the 35-year-old Florian Koehne, author, game designer, Director and Initiator of the "muddy brook".

The Plot of the adventure is told quickly: Hans Tannhauser has won a trip to the quaint Village of muddy brook in West Germany – the year is 1967. Hans is a quantum physicist and would like to work in the silence of the province on a paper. But he stole this. Thus, an adventure in which it quickly goes to much more than the Back of his writings begins – break suddenly alien, and other mysterious circumstances with the Tranquility. On his way Tannhauser encounters some quirky characters, the play skillfully with German clichés. It is Trude, the brash owner of the Pension, or the Baron of Sülz, spends the day, to get excited on a shaking table.

not a war-Simulation

video games, the action in Germany, there are not many. Especially if you wars away from the world as the scenario is looking for. "There are so many series, movies and also video games that are regionally located and with the customs of a certain area to play," says Koehne. But it was just usually the US. "The Genre of the heimatfilm in Germany, there are already. You can say that we have worked on a home game“. And then, it was particularly exciting, the view from the outside: "Thus, a small German town has exotic, something very bizarre, almost".

the game was Funded by the media Board Berlin-Brandenburg. In November 2017, the developer launched a a Kickstarter campaign. The funding target was 80 000 Euro. Finally, just under 200 000 euros have been with 5078 supporters.

"muddy brook" was for the bildundton factory, a project of the heart, tells Hans Böhme. He is the Lead Artist, has worked on the 3D environments and objects of the game. For this reason, it was obvious that Jan böhmermann in the course of the game. However, in his show "Neo magazine Royale" has Böhmermann shown the game pre-release – with-hand-made models of landscapes and buildings of the game. Because the graphics of the "muddy brook" is based on exactly such models, which have been recorded and digitized. As a result, the game looks like a small Museum.

Bohemian man, Tschirner, Lutzow: prominent speaker

Czech man had been interested from the beginning in the project, says Koehne. And even then, he had said that he would like to take on a role as a Spokesperson. Besides him, other prominent speakers have found their way into the game: The actress Nora Tschirner and the lead singer of the Band Tocotronic, Dirk von Lutzow.

Koehne is glad that he has received this support. The reporting of the game came in, as a Czech man showed it for the first Time in his mission. "It was called then, often ,muddy brook' is the new game from Jan böhmermann. Does that emphasizes the game and the Team but something is wrong,“ Koehne. "Muddy brook," is the first major game of the bildundton factory. That's why you've decided to go for an Adventure, because in this Genre you could tell a good story and should not put so many resources into the game mechanics – on the PC, through mouse clicks, the game character, to combine certain items and solve puzzles.

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The Adventure is a pretty German Genre, still popular. Was nominated "muddy brook" recently for the German computer game award – in four categories. Probably because it's in Germany, plays, and concepts such as home and Foreign are discussed. "There are still so many German stories to tell," says Hans Böhme. Myths and legends as well as contemporary history, Large and Small. And who knows, maybe muddy brook "" here's a pulse: the home game as a new Genre.

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