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
Platformerman
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

Currently we're in the final stages of development for ibb and obb's PS3 release this spring. A pc version will follow later this year.

Videos

ibb and obb - Trailer YouTube

Chalo Chalo - Trailer YouTube

Platformerman - Beta 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 IndieCade Design Innovation Award" - ibb and obb, 2008
  • "Nomination Amaze trophy" - ibb and obb, 2012

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