This Game has just won the Italian Video Games Awards 2023! So, I want to introduce you to Venice 2089. Developed by the team at Safe Place Studios, Venice 2089 brings you into an almost uninhabited Venice due to the unpredictable behavior of the tides.
In the beginning, I was part of this project as a Game Designer at Event Horizon School Of Digital Art, laying the groundwork for what it has become today. Creating a new game concept is always a great challenge, but one filled with fun and curiosity! Later on, Venice 2089 was independently carried forward after the birth of Safe Place Studio, to whom I always wish the best and a future full of success.
In the game, you will explore this magnificent city through the eyes of Nova, a curious teenager who hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to do in life other than distract herself from the constant stress of her usual routine.
In Venice 2089, we will be given the opportunity to roam the calli with our Hoverboard, allowing our protagonist to move quickly.
In addition to providing swift mobility, the hoverboard also allows for performing stunts to collect collectible items along the way. These items will grant a speed boost, and occasionally, you may also find pigeon feathers that will prove useful for side missions.
An effective artistic direction brings the city to life through a simple style that, despite its colorful tone, manages to convey the right sensations of a landscape now abandoned and nearing its end.
During the explorations of the Serenissima in the game, you can fully immerse yourself in a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. The gentle sounds and audio design capture the essence of Venice, giving players moments of pure serenity. It’s as if you can stroll through the canals and streets, savoring the unparalleled beauty and magic of Venice.
Venice2089 stands out for its well-structured and engaging narrative, as well as its carefully designed game mechanics to ensure player enjoyment.
The game structure is well-organized, providing smooth progression and clear gameplay direction, and the narrative is well-written maintaining a strong and engaging storyline throughout the entire adventure.
Venice 2089 is a video game that deserves admiration, considering the work done by a small team of developers. The commitment and dedication shown throughout the years of development have confirmed their skills and the willingness to take their very first title to greater heights. It’s a great source of pride for the team to have recently won the award for Best Debut at the Italian Videogame Awards 2023. We can’t wait to see what incredible projects the team has in store for us in the future.
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