Astrologaster

Nyamyam

Development: Video Games

England

2016

Total project grant (euros)

59,005

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

Development: Video Games

Call number

20/2015

Call publication date

11 Dec 2015

Application deadline

3 Mar 2016

Result publication date

10 Aug 2016

Astrologaster is a story-rich astrological comedy game set in Shakespeare’s London. Take on the role of the notorious Doctor Simon Forman and use Astrology to treat his patients. Will you win their favour or ruin their lives? Simon Forman was considered a sage by some and a charlatan by others. What will your legacy be? Will you put your faith in the stars?

  • Guide Forman in casting and interpreting real astrological charts.
  • Help solve patients’ problems that range from Elizabethan terror plots and foul diseases, to romantic entanglements and missing spoons.Will you win their favour or ruin their lives?
  • Gain Forman enough influence and legitimacy to obtain a medical licence and prove the London medical establishment wrong?
  • Based on a true (and truly ridiculous) story.

Jennifer Schneidereit, Game Creator and Co-Founder of Nyamyam, said:

"Creative Europe's support is crucial for a project like Astrologaster, as it is incredibly difficult to get up-front funding for original and experimental gameplay concepts via standard game industry paths. Thanks to the funding we are able to bring this fascinating piece of European medical history to life and share it with a contemporary international audience. Creative Europe is an invaluable source of finance for culturally and creatively innovative projects in their first stages of development."

Look at our 2016 Results Report for a comprehensive overview of Creative Europe's support to the development of video games in the UK in 2016.

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