Denmark |  2021

NYX Game Silver Winner

Stilstand

Entrant Company

Niila Games & Ida Hartmann

Category

Mobile Games

Client's Name

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Sub-Category

Indie Game

Stilstand is an interactive graphic novel by graphic artist and narrative designer Ida Hartmann and developed by game studio Niila Games. It is a deeply personal journey into the mind of a young woman as she tries to stay afloat in Copenhagen during a summer riddled with anxiety and loneliness. Amid the desire for isolation there’s still a hope that one day, things will change. Maybe the shadow monster in her apartment can help her? The game is presented in a unique innovative format, where the Player flips through the pages of an interactive novel, where they can watch the panels come to life and support the story and feeling of the game. Experience the mundanity of everyday life - search for love and adventures, send text messages, and scroll through strange social media feeds - through the eyes of a character adrift. Throughout the game, the atmosphere and narrative is reinforced further with the expressive black and white illustrations and a genre-bending cinematic soundtrack by Andreas Lagerstedt. Stilstand is a personal and hand-drawn tale about the high expectations and fragile emotional life that many young people struggle with. It is a dark and absurd adventure into the emotional landscape of a lost soul.

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Credits

Creator (Game Designer, Writer, Artist)
Ida Hartmann
Game Designer, Co-founder of Niila Games
Anton Forchhammer
Programmer, Co-founder of Niila Games
Peter Vestergaard
Technical artist and designer, Co-founder of Niila Games
Lucas Malling
QA Game Tester, technical assistant, Co-founder of Niila Games
Jonathan Klinkby Jørgensen
Animator
Glenn August
Programmer
Kasper Hansen
Producer and technical designer
Miki Anthony
Audio Designer
Andreas Lagerstedt
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