Factsheet

Developer:
Northway Games
Based in Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Founding date:
March 8th, 2011

Website:
northwaygames.com

Press / Business Contact:
support@northwaygames.com

Social:
@ColinNorthway
@Sarah_Northway

Releases:
Rebuild 3
Exocolonist
Contraption
ContraptionClassic

Description

Northway Games is Sarah and Colin Northway, partners in life and in indie games. We alternate taking the lead on games and collaborate with different artists on every project. We spent years traveling full time while making games in 25 different countries, and are now semi-stationary in Vancouver, Canada.

History

Origin

We went indie in 2008 with the success of Colin's first Flash game Fantastic Contraption. We sold everything and cut loose to travel the world for five years, living in places as far flung as Costa Rica, the Philippines, Panama, Honduras, Mexico, Malta and Japan. Our early games, like Sarah's Rebuild and Word Up Dog, were Flash games played in your browser.

Games

Colin's games Fantastic Contraption, Incredipede, and Deep Under the Sky are physics-based puzzle games. Sarah's (the Rebuild series, I Was a Teenage Exocolonist) are simulation and strategy games with a heavy dose of narrative. We hire different artists for each project so our visual styles are always changing.

Museum of Other Realities

In 2018 Colin spun off the Museum of Other Realities, a VR art gallery available on Steam. Sarah is currently the sole active member of Northway Games, and is working on I Was a Teenage Exocolonist, a narrative simulation / card battler, which is the company's biggest title yet.

Projects


Videos

I Was a Teenage Exocolonist Trailer -  YouTube

Fantastic Contraption VR Trailer -  YouTube


Images

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There are far more images available for Northway Games, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (13MB)
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Awards & Recognition

  • "I Was a Teenage Exocolonist, IndieCade" - Winner, Procedural Design, 2020
  • "Fantastic Contraption VR, Game Developers Choice Awards" - Finalist, Best VR/AR Game, 2017
  • "Fantastic Contraption VR, Independent Games Festival (IGF)" - Finalist, Nuovo Award, 2016
  • "Fantastic Contraption VR, Sense of Wonder Night (SOWN / TGS)" - Winner, Best Tech, 2016
  • "Fantastic Contraption VR, Vision VR/AR" - Finalist, Best VR Experience, 2016
  • "Incredipede, Finalist, Excellence in Visual Art" - 2013 Independent Games Festival

Rock Paper Shotgun Interview
Why A Cat Is 100 Times Better rockpapershotgun.com.

Gamasutra Interview
About our team and the game's concept gamasutra.com.

Born Unequal: The Story of Incredipede
A detailed look at the development of Incredipede while traveling, from polygon.com.

Making a Game, Traveling the World
Another look at balancing travel with game development from theverge.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborators

Sarah Northway
Design, Code, Writing, Art

Colin Northway
Design, Code, Writing


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