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Defy social norms and conventions in Thomas Waterzooi’s award-winning Please, Touch the Artwork , out now on PC and mobile!

Ah, but it is out? (Yes, it is - Ed)
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]


“Please do not touch the artwork”... but what if you did?
 
Brussels, Belgium, 26 January 2022 -- Thomas Waterzooi is bringing Piet Mondrian’s paintings to life in Please, Touch the Artwork, the award-winning zen puzzler out now on PC and mobile. In Please, Touch the Artwork, you’ll unravel the origins of pure abstract art, help two lovebirds find each other, and turn the overwhelming emotions of the big city into poetry: https://youtu.be/wFymuyX35WE
 
Featuring a jazzy soundtrack, fun art facts, and the freeing permission to finally touch the artwork, Please, Touch the Artwork is Thomas Waterzooi’s first release as a solo developer after a career in gameplay and AI development with the likes of Larian Studios and IOI. Inspired by Thomas’s conflicting feelings on modern abstract art and his early prototype for a Mondrian painting generator, the game was born.
 
You can now break the golden rule of every gallery and touch the artwork on Steam, the Apple App Store, Google Play and Itch.io.
 
Features:

  • Play procedurally-generated puzzles based on Mondrian paintings such as Compositions with Red Blue Yellow, Broadway Boogie Woogie, and New York City
  • Waltz through this collection of three different paintings — each with its own unique gameplay and puzzles
  • Solve more than 160 randomly generated puzzles with 2 - 3 hours of playtime and no time-pressure
  • Get to know the story behind some of the first abstract artists
  • Accessible gameplay, including color-blind mode and larger text
  • Vibe to a jazzy soundtrack that provides ambience to your painting-prodding

 
Two art installations on the same theme from Studio Waterzooi are also on their way: Please, Touch the Artwork gives you carte blanche as the museum rope is cut and invites you to question cultural norms. Landscape Artist Without Landscape lets you create the landscape for a painter missing their vista.


Useful Links
Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1097100/Please_Touch_The_Artwork
Itch.io: https://studiowaterzooi.itch.io/please-touch-the-artwork
Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/please-touch-the-artwork/id1447671288
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.StudioWaterzooi.PleaseTouchTheArtwork
Studio Waterzooi Website: http://studiowaterzooi.com/
Studio Waterzooi Twitter: https://twitter.com/studiowaterzooi
Press contact: [email protected]

 
About Studio Waterzooi
Studio Waterzooi is the one man company behind Thomas Waterzooi. Thomas previously worked on Divinity Original Sin (Larian Studios) and Hitman (IO-Interactive) as a gameplay and AI developer before becoming a solo-indie-developer in 2018. He focuses on making accessible interactive stories and playful things inspired by art, culture, society and human interest. His games are not about skills or high-scores. They are about relaxing, reflecting, playful tinkering, and being sucked into the story and aesthetics.

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