CAVE! CAVE! DEUS VIDET.
AN ART-FI VISUAL NOVEL SERIES INSPIRED BY THE WORKS OF JHERONIMUS BOSCH
Prototyped in 2013 for Bosch Art Game international competition, "CAVE! CAVE! DEUS VIDET." (Latin for "Beware! Beware! God is watching") is an ongoing award-winning interactive storytelling project about the 16th century Dutch painter Jheronimus Bosch.
Strange things happen in Lisbon National Museum when 17-year-old punk rocker and Jedi-wannabe Hoodie meets a weird man who seems to know too much about one of Bosch's most enigmatic paintings, the "Triptych of the Temptation of Saint Anthony". "CAVE! CAVE! DEUS VIDET. Episode 0" is a trip through what may either be the hallucinated Wonderland of Bosch, the plagued Netherlands of Year 1499 or the confused mind of a misfit teenager. The mystery unfolds in "Episode 1", where the destinies of Hoodie and three women intertwine in Madrid with the greatest masterpieces by the artist of "The Garden of Earthly Delights".
PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS
LANGUAGES AND STATUS
Episode 0 (English/Spanish) published on Game Jolt - Italian, Linux, Android and iOS versions coming soon
Episode 1 (English/Italian) coming soon on Steam, Google Play and App Store
WINNER, Bosch Art Game
NOMINEE, Gamer's Voice Award @ SXSW Interactive 2014
SELECTED, IndieCade 2014 and IndieCade Showcase @ E3 2014
SHORTLISTED, WTF! Award @ A Maze 2014
SELECTED, Lumen Prize 2014
SELECTED, Milan Games Week Indie 2014
SELECTED, Entertainment Division @ Japan Media Arts Festival 2014
SELECTED, Leftfield Collection @ EGX Rezzed 2015, London (UK)
"Witty, as strange and compelling as the painter’s own works", Yahoo! Tech (Top 10 Family Friendly Video Games @ E3 2014)
"Quand le jeu vidéo mélange pop culture et surréalisme", Focus Vif (French)
"Something new will stay with you (...) that could make you think and feel. And that's what art is all about", Jay is games
"Die Gegenüberstellung von Boschs Höllenvisionen und Szenen der Gegenwart (...) macht „Cave! Cave!“ so reizvoll", Wired (German)
"The game earned praise from IGF judges for its fantastic atmosphere and art design", Gamasutra
"...", VNs Now! (English Visual Novel of the Year)