Factsheet

Developer:
Mimicry
Based in Coimbra, Portugal

Founding date:
July 26, 2012

Website:
mimicrygames.com

Press / Business contact:
press@mimicrygames.com

Social:
Mimicry Twitter
Mimicry Facebook
Skype

Releases:
Ganbatte
Highland
Leaving

Address:
Incubadora do Instituto Pedro Nunes, Rua Pedro Nunes
3030-199 Coimbra
Portugal

Phone:
+351 939 646 503

Description

Mimicry is an independent game, VR and software development studio composed of Thomas Papa, Daniela Fontes, Artur Gomes, Pedro Oliveira and José Vieira. Mimicry is based in Coimbra, Portugal and creates virtual reality experiences and games. In addition, Mimicry also offers its expertise in the form of development services and consulting for VR.

History

Early history (Foundation)

Mimicry is an independent game, VR and software development studio. The company was founded in 2012, by Thomas J. Papa. It started out by creating artistically motivated videogames under a banner that values beauty, self-expression and thought-provoking experiences, while staying alert to the way technology allows for new forms of interaction. Mimicry's first title, the short interactive drama "Leaving", was released on iPad in 2013.

After that (VR Renaissance)

After its first commercial release, Mimicry developed multiple smaller projects and expanded into creating virtual reality experiences with a broader reach. Notable titles from this period include the VR project "Highland" (Winner of Exile Game Jam, 2013) and the interactive haiku "Ueno" (2014). "Highland" was released as a free download. In 2015, during the Oculus' Mobile VR Jam, Mimicry started working on the science fiction, multiplayer VR game "Maker From Below" (working title). In the summer of 2017, another VR project was started, the competitive sushi-eating game "Ganbatte". Even though the company is mostly known for its independent work, it also does commission work for clients, ranging from individuals to organizations and businesses.

Projects


Videos

Mimicry - The fundamental mechanism for understanding the world is play YouTube

Highland for Oculus Rift DK1 Vimeo

Ueno Vimeo

Leaving Official Trailer Vimeo


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


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Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner of Exile Game Jam, with the VR game "Highland"." - Vallekilde Højskole, Denmark, Spring, 2013

Selected Articles

  • "If in the end it doesn’t feel like you’ve played a game, that’s the point."
    - Rob Walker, Yahoo News
  • "Leaving is a video game set in an airport and driven by ambiguity"
    - Kevin Holmes, the creators project

Team & Repeating Collaborator

Thomas Papa
Creative Director, Founder

Daniela Fontes
Technical Director

Artur Gomes
Software Engineer

Pedro Oliveira
Art Intern

José Carlos Vieira
Software Engineering Intern


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