Introducing “Die Augen der Welt”

Hi, I’m David Pittman. In 2013, I co-founded Minor Key Games and released Eldritch. Last month, my brother Kyle announced that MKG’s next release will be his 8-bit throwback Super Win the Game. And recently, I’ve been teasing my own next game on Twitter.

One of the biggest lessons I learned from Eldritch was the value of marketing. I played that game very close to the chest and waited until it was virtually finished to announce it. I felt I couldn’t afford to divide my time between development and PR, but I was also simply scared that something would go terribly wrong and I wouldn’t be able to finish the game after all. This time around, I aim to be open and transparent about what I’m making.

My next game, tentatively titled Die Augen der Welt, is a political thriller stealth game set in a neon-soaked surveillance state.

I’m starting this blog with the intent of providing updates every week or so. Some weeks, I might share an in-depth exploration of a topic I’ve been wrestling with; other weeks, just a brief summary of recent developments.

For now, I’ll provide a brief overview of what I’m planning for the game (with the usual developer caveat that much of this currently exists only in idea space and is subject to change):

  • Single-player, first-person, story-oriented stealth game
  • Narrative inspired by modern surveillance issues
  • Woman protagonist in an Edward Snowden-like role
  • Focus on pure stealth; no guns, minimal violence
  • Handcrafted, non-linear levels
  • On Windows, Mac, and Linux in early 2015

If you’re excited about what I’m doing here, be sure to subscribe to this blog, sign up for the Minor Key Games mailing list, and follow on Twitter at @DieAugenDerWelt.

Thanks for your time! And if you have any questions about Die Augen der Welt, hit me up on Twitter at @dphrygian or send me an email at [email protected].