Factsheet

Developer:
Sparpweed
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Founding date:
2009

Website:
sparpweed.com/

Press / Business Contact:
richard@sparpweed.com

Social:
twitter @sparpweed
facebook Sparpweed

Projects:
ibb and obb
Chalo Chalo

Address:
Sparpweed
Stadhuisplein 15
3012 AR Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Phone:
+31 (0)643755618

Description

Sparpweed is a two man studio, Richard Boeser and Roland IJzermans create games with a focus on original gameplay and atmosphere. Games we like to play ourselves. Depending on a project's needs we team up with other developers, designers, artists etc. Sparpweed stays small and flexible. This way we can stay innovative and spend time on experimentation.

Background

Past

Richard and Roland both studied industrial design at Delft Technical University in The Netherlands. They met, became friends and were pleasantly surprised to discover a mutual interest in game design. Later Roland graduated at Guerrilla Games and started working there as a concept designer. Again later, Richard's graduation project resulted in a prototype of the game 'ibb and obb'. In 2008 ibb and obb was part of IndieCade's selection at the E3 in Los Angeles after which Richard and Roland decided to officially team up and Sparpweed was born.

Present

In 2013 we released our first game ibb and obb on PlayStation3. Currently we're close to releasing the game on PC. It'll be available on Steam on May 26th. Next to ibb and obb we're collaborating with Tomasz Kaye on Chalo Chalo, a four player strategic racing game.

Videos

ibb and obb - Trailer YouTube

Chalo Chalo - Trailer YouTube

Images

sparpweed ibb and obb process 01.png
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There are far more images available for Sparpweed, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner Develop Indie Showcase Jury Award" - ibb and obb, 2013
  • "Winner Cinekid New Media Jury Award" - ibb and obb, 2013
  • "Winner IndieCade Design Innovation Award" - ibb and obb, 2008

Selected Articles

Team & Collaborations

Richard Boeser (Sparpweed)
Co-director

Roland IJzermans (Sparpweed)
Co-director

Codeglue
Development

Tomasz Kaye (Redshift Media)
Development, Audio

Reimer Eising (Kettel)
Music

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks