Motivation wizards, armed with handmade pixels and a great deal of fun!
Koboldgames is a small game development company based in the heart of Switzerland. Focused on games with purpose, our speciality is to bring fun into many different parts of life.
We love experimenting with new mechanics to bring fun and motivation into learning, exercising, repeating or otherwise demotivating must-do's and almost every other part of life that needs to be more compelling. Each of our products is handmade, tailored to serve a special purpose and being a fresh experience for the player. At heart our games have a focus on story, originality and ambience.
Yamy et les aliments
A Jump&Run game for PC, Mac and mobile phones, where kids learn about nutrition in a light, playful way. The children learn what happens when they eat too much or not enough food of certain categories and how much calories per day are needed. The corresponding teaching materials were created by the PHSZ
, the game is shown at the nutrition museum Alimentarium
and can be played online at their eMuseum
Journey of a Roach
A Point&Click Adventure in an unique environment for PC, Mac and Linux, where you can crawl along walls and ceilings. The project with the two charming protagonists and their humorous, nonverbal means of communication started within the Game Design studies at ZHdK
and was published boxed, on Steam
by Daedalic Entertainment
in November 2013.
SMS Lab Rehab Games
This project consists of two games for movement therapy and rehabilitation. In the first game you try to find shiny treasures as a deep sea diver where in the other one the player navigates a plane past floating islands. One of the principal points for the ETH Zürich SMS Lab
was the flexible interface for the input devices so they can test their newly developed rehab machines.