Golden Orb is a small, creative indie studio located in the beautiful Ruhr area of Germany. We take traditional lore and use it to develop entertaining, story-based games for fantasy fans of all ages. Having thoroughly researched old tales, we rewrite them from a modern perspective, sprinkle them with current day topics and then mix it up to create fantastic games with an ethical core, charming humor, a bit of sarcasm, some subtleties and a generous helping of kind-heartedness.
Currently, we are working on an adventure game called “Siebenstreich”. It’s a nerd-friendly 21st century fairytale about sustainability in times of magic. Made with love and free-range pixels.
Siebenstreich combines a traditional fairy tale plot with modern day issues such as pollution, genderfication, homophobia or plant-based nutrition. In addition, the game world offers a unique and quite diverse set of characters, i.e. a part-time woodcutter a.k.a AuRoara the drag queen, the guerilla unicorn Sylvester Stallione, who lives out his secret passion as game show host in his spare time, Beverly, the female captain of the royal guard, Trudie, a vegan carnivorous plant, and many more.
Siebenstreich is supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.
“Cinderella – An Interactive Fairytale” was Golden Orb’s first project. It was released in 2018 on iOS and Android in self publishing and ported by us to Nintendo Switch in early 2019. With Cinderella we won the “Ubisoft Blue Byte Newcomer Award” of the “Deutscher Entwicklerpreis” in 2018.