Games, comics, and music: these are a few of our favorite things, and our everyday devices’ new-found abilities to sense touch, gesture, and motion can be used to fuse those arts into a fresh take on storytelling, one that’s as rich and emotional as we’ve come to expect from other media, yet invigorated by possibilities unique to interactivity.
That’s what Opertoon is all about.
Opertoon was founded by Erik Loyer, interactive media artist, designer and creator of numerous award-winning fiction and non-fiction interactive works. Our studio is informed by over twenty years of experience in interactive storytelling both commercial and experimental, online and offline, new and old, and we’re as likely to find inspiration in an Ellington tune as a hot new API.
Mainly, though, we know the kind of experiences we want to play: interactive entertainment that’s fun, engaging, and emotional, that doesn’t punish us with steadily increasing difficulty or overly complex controls. All around us, we see a growing tide of interest in these kinds of worksâ€”works that will appeal to a wide variety of people, many of whom don’t consider themselves “gamers,” but love a good story well told. Out first products, Upgrade Soul, Strange Rain, and Ruben & Lullaby, will give you a thorough taste of what we’re after.