Factsheet

Developer:
Mantis Digital Arts
Based in Brookings, SD

Founding date:
September 1, 2013

Website:
mantisdigitalarts.com

Press / Business contact:
info@mantisdigitalarts.com

Social:
twitter.com/MantisDA
facebook.com/MantisDigitalArts
Skype

Releases:
Galactic Joyride
Neon Needle
Null Space

Address:
702 8th Street
Brookings, SD 57006

Phone:
(803) 445 8033

Description

We are a game design studio focused on educating children about the world around them. Our goal is to excite children to learn through game play and interact in conversation with peers, parents and teachers.

History

2013 thru 2015

In late 2013, we formed a team of three individuals focused on developing and releasing a game focused on teaching kids about the value and importance of bees. This game was called Buzz Whizz Bees. We spent nine months getting a prototype for this game ready to go and, eventually, launched a Kickstarter campaign to acquired the funds to finish it. About two weeks into the Kickstarter campaign, we were contacted by Panasonic and asked to build a series of games for their HomeTeam platform. We stopped work on everything else and focused 100% on designing, developing, and publishing twenty two games for them. Some were in partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Sesame Workshop.

2016

Our partnership with Panasonic ended as they landed upon the decision to stop working on the HomeTeam platform. We have since taken those twenty two games and now working on releasing them as our own alongside a series of new APIs and a gaming platform to support multiplayer. We are also focused on releasing four additional games and have built our own HTML5/JavaScript game engine and a new C engine.

Projects


Videos

Animated Logo YouTube

Fluffy's Fever Demo Reel YouTube

Imaginauts Demo Reel YouTube

The Tie that Binds Prototype YouTube

Buzz Whizz Bees Prototype YouTube


Images

BuzzWhizzBees.png
MDA_Crazy8.png
MDA_HiddenObjects.png
MDA_WildForest.png

There are far more images available for Mantis Digital Arts, 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


    Selected Articles

    • "Mantis Digital Arts exceeded our expectations with their performance and quick turnaround in designing and delivering well-crafted games."
      - Jason Murphy, Panasonic
    • "Our ultimate goal was to connect grandparents and grandchildren through game play; Mantis Digital Arts skillfully succeeded in solving the issue at hand."
      - Jason Murphy, Panasonic

    Website
    http://mantisdigitalarts.com.


    Team & Repeating Collaborator

    Coy W. Yonce, III
    CEO


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