Factsheet

Developer:
Tourmaline Studio
Based in Geneva, Switzerland

Founding date:
April, 2016

Website:
tourmaline-studio.com

Press / Business contact:
contact@tourmaline-studio.com

Social:
@Tourmaline_ch
@Linoa
@Almospic

Releases:
Oniri Islands

Address:
Tourmaline c/o Fondation AHEAD,
Design Incubator,
route des Acacias 43,
CH-1227 Les Acacias, Geneva

Phone:
Please, email us first :)

Description

Tourmaline is a Geneva based interactive studio crafting new kinds of games. Blending tangible and digital realms. Today video games are not only played on one screen as well as the gamepad is not the only way to interact with the game anymore. We believe some of the greatest innovation in games will come from the combination of the warmth and tactile touch provided by physical design with the various interactive possibilities given by new technologies and digital content. Our goal is to create innovative and memorable gaming experiences.

History

Camille Attard and Marion Bareil met at Gobelins School of Design (Paris,France) where they studied interaction design and created a digital board game prototype. Over the years they kept experimenting in physical and digital gaming setups as Camille worked as a freelance game designer and Marion graduated from the HEAD School of Design in Geneva. From their mutual passion emerged Oniri Islands, a hybrid game using smartoys as game controllers on a tablet app. The game won several awards, leading to the creation of Tourmaline Studio, dedicated to the creation of new gaming experiences through hybrid products

Projects


Videos

Oniri Islands Teaser YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (4MB)
Oniri_Islands_003.png
Oniri_Islands_016.png
Oniri_Islands_000.png
Oniri_Islands_009.png

There are far more images available for Tourmaline Studio, 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 (1MB)

There are currently no logos or icons available for Tourmaline Studio. Check back later for more or contact us for specific requests!


Awards & Recognition

  • "Genilem HES-GE, a swiss award for innovative ideas that gives us funds and the opportunity to create a start up and realize this project.." - 2013
  • "Call for design project 2014 by Pro Helvetia, an important cultural ambassador in Switzerland that gave us a grant for the project." - 2014
  • "Venture Kick a philantropic three stage funding model initiated to support Swiss startups with enough funding to kick-start their entrepreneurial success. We won the venture kick’s first stage." - 2015

Selected Articles


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Marion Bareil
Co-founder, CEO

Camille Attard
Co-founder, CDO

Mathieu Chesnais
CTO

Charles Chalas
Art Director


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