Factsheet

Developer:
Sand Gardeners
Based in Brownie Cove

Founding date:
April 2017

Website:
sandgardeners.itch.io

Press / Business contact:
sandgardeners@gmail.com

Social:
twitter.com/SandGardeners
facebook.com/SandGardeners
Discord

Releases:
Brownie Cove Express
Between Stations

Phone:
COMPANY_PHONE

Description

The Sand Gardeners are Sam Machell and Zephyr Raine. They are interested in ghosts, decaying technology, liminal spaces, text, and cultural memory. Their mission is to explore ideas relevant to today’s world in new and boundary-pushing ways.

History

Early history

Sam is a UK-based Fine Art student working across multiple mediums, including experimental writing, performance, and installation. Colin is a programming graduate based in France, interested in cute indie games and interactive experiences. Sam and Colin formed under the name Sand Gardeners when they started working together on game jams. For a little over a year they would release short narrative games and experiments, blurring the lines between mediums and their shared interests. Their games all exist within the same surreal and mysterious world, the world of Brownie Cove, and share characters, places and stories.

After that

Now they're focusing on releasing their first commercial project, Brownie Cove Express, the culmination of all their work so far. Continuing to explore the shared universe established in their previous games, and delving into the lives of the strange folk who live there.

Projects


Videos

Brownie Cove Express - Alpha Trailer YouTube


Images

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There are far more images available for Sand Gardeners, 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

    • "[Sand Gardeners] are creating narrative based games that blur the line between games and art. "
      - Jupiter Hadley, Big Boss Battle
    • "How do they consistently jam with such a distance between them? "
      - James Earl Cox III, gamejamcurator


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