Here’s what you should know about us

Osmotic Studios is an award-winning independent game development company based in Hamburg, Germany founded in 2014 by Melanie Taylor, Daniel Marx, and Michael Kluge after graduating from HAW Hamburg. Always striving to test out new ways to convey a convincing narrative, the company focusses on story-centric games with socially relevant and meaningful topics at their hearts.

Our debut game Orwell, released in 2016, puts players in the shoes of a government agent in the eponymous surveillance program. Tasked with spying on suspect persons, players investigate their online documents and files, and listen in on their chats and phone calls. Orwell has received widespread critical acclaim and recognition from The Game Awards, the Independent Games Festival, and SXSW Gaming.

In 2018, we released the second game Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, a follow-up to Orwell focusing on the seemingly omnipresent topic of misinformation and fake news. Shortly after we also released a mobile version of Orwell.

Since then we have been brewing our upcoming title, Closer the Distance, a unique mix of slice of life drama and life-sim.

Significant awards and recognition

Selected publications

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