Pixel Perfect Dreams

Shakespeare may have been far from the world of pixels, but design studio Fuchs & Dachs bring the classic tale A Midsummer Nights Dream into the modern world.

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Shakespeare may have been far from the world of pixels, but design studio Fuchs & Dachs bring his play A Midsummer Night´s Dream into the modern world.

A Midsummer Night´s Dream: Replayed is a 2d pixel art video game created with the purpose of promoting William Shakespeare’s work, and translate his play A Midsummer Night’s Dream into a video game for mobile devices. The aim was also to introduce him to the younger audiences. It is the first of its kind and represents an effort in reinventing education, addressing issues of literature. It is free to play and ad free, and it puts Shakespeare in your pocket, making the play accessible and alive. It is a winning project of the Share Shakespeare Prize, designed by Fuchs and Dachs and developed by Crowded Room Studio.

Scene from A Midsummer Night´s Dream: Replayed.

Fuchs and Dachs is a creative studio based in Prague, run by Sanja and Dušan Čežek, collaborating with numerous other creatives sharing the same visions. “We are not illustrators, or web designers, game designers or advertisers, storytellers or technologists, filmmakers or artists, vegans or carnivores, boys or girls, sex addicts or good christians”, they say. “We tend to be all of the above – gluten free”.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream : Replayed is a jrpg/interactive game created with the help of a grant from British Council for mobile devices. “The video game follows the original storyline of the play, with minor branching from it in the form of random battles. The aim was to show a story first, with the combat and the gameplay being second in line, as well as adding the important flavor that will keep the audience happy, and will ensure fun”, the developers at Crowded Studio say. “Our wish was to create an interactive play, with a dreamlike atmosphere that will draw the users in and with, or without even knowing, will interest them in what their experiencing, potentially engaging them in further research and consuming of the marvel that is William Shakespeare”.

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Beautifully retro but yet modern. 2d pixel art captures the spirit of A Midsummer Night´s Dream.
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The aim was to show a story first, with the combat and the gameplay being second in line.

Crowded Room Studio
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Fuchs and Dachs create a dreamy, magical atmosphere in the game.
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The designers were inspired by old school games, and the 2d pixel art aesthetics was chosen with that in mind.