Based in Athens, Greece
17 January 2013
Press / Business contact:
+30 211 4110837
Culturplay is a video game developer based in Athens, Greece. Its growing team works with themes of history and lore to make games that unlock the cultures of the world. The studio has currently one title in the market, Secrets of the Past: Dion, and is developing a 4X historical strategy game, Polis Kratos Athens, planned for release at the end of 2019.
In 2013, electrical engineer Alexandros Giannakidis and historian Lida Mantzourani, driven by their love for games and unconventional approaches of history, laid out their idea for a digital board game about ancient democracy. And, thus, Culturplay was born. With no game portfolio, it was difficult to fund their efforts. So, they bootstrapped their way to a game demo, all the while undertaking contract work for high-profile clients. They showed the demo in various game events around the globe, from Paris and Cologne to Austin and New York. Although the roadshow did not bring on the much-desired investment in the initial game concept straightaway, it did lead to more clients and to the commissioned development of Secrets of the Past: Dion, a casual simulation game about archaeology. This became the studio’s debut game, now available for mobile and PC. The continued pursuit of their original idea with their own resources and pitching efforts finally yielded angel investor funding, which helped Culturplay form a strong team. The studio could at last pivot towards working purely as a game developer.Now
The 5-person core team is now deep into the development of its favourite game, Polis Kratos: Athens, and promises to bring a fresh experience into the 4X strategy game market at the end of 2019.
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