Factsheet

Developer:
Vivid Foundry
Based in Toronto, Canada

Founding date:
September 2016

Website:
http://vividfoundry.com

Press / Business contact:
tanya@vividfoundry.com

Social:
Vivid Foundry Twitter
Vivid Foundry Facebook
Vivid Foundry Instagram
Vivid Foundry Twitch.tv
Solace State Discord

Releases:
Solace State

Phone:
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Description

Vivid Foundry is a Toronto interactive digital media studio that creates original, artistic stories, founded by Tanya Kan. We use the power of interactivity to humanize social concerns and empower civic stories, and foster socially engaging conversations.

History

Early work

In March 2013, Tanya Kan had just completed her life-changing work position introducing a VFX studio to a game engine pipeline, and all of her travel experiences and friendships re-energized her passion for creative writing. Her undergrad degree in Political Science and Cinema Studies further helped her hone her voice in shaping experiential stories. Since then, she has taken on work in interactive media, including store displays, parks, and product demonstrations, and interactive real estate experiences using Unreal Engine. Over time, she developed prototypes for games that is driven by narrative exposition as the key gameplay experience. Her clients include: VFX Nova, Autodesk, The Remington Centre, Le Chateau, OCAD University, and Matt Makes Games.

Current development

We are developing Solace State, an award-winning 3D cyberpunk visual novel about a young hacker, Chloe, who comes to her political awakening as she seeks her friends in a biotech surveillance society. Your choices in intimate conversations, the kindling of relationships, and escalating tensions lead to multiple endings. Find coverage about Solace State on Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN, The Verge, Gamer Escape, Fast Company, Vice, and many more.

Projects


Videos

Solace State Story x Gameplay Trailer (PAX x EGX x Game Devs of Color 2020) YouTube

Solace State 35-sec extended promo (Kinda Funny E3 Showcase 2019) YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Ubisoft Indie Series" - Grand Prize, 2020
  • "Best Story Award, Indie Arena Booth" - Nomination, Gamescom 2020


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks