Based in Los Angeles, CA
November 15, 2018
A virtual pet that feeds on laughter, surprise and tears. Bring Guppy out of its virtual fishbowl and into the real world, and feed it through a well-balanced diet of feels. Guppy will learn and evolve based on players’ facial expressions and social interactions – the more faces it can scan, the better! Guppy can also recognize and respond to over 200 objects, building up knowledge as it interacts more and more with the physical world. Watch as Guppy takes stock of its newfound knowledge to evolve from a non-verbal AI to a unique creature with its own personality – but beware that sentience may lead to a full blown existential crisis!
Tendar was previewed in early 2018 at Sundance, GDC, and E3. Our goal was to apply long form interactive storytelling to the emerging field of augmented reality, with a compelling narrative in the palm of your hand and an experience that can be shared with friends.
Tendar trailer YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "IndieCade 2018" Winner: Inovation in Interaction
- "Sundance New Frontiers 2018" Official Selection
- "IDFA Doc Lab 2018" Official Selection
Tendar's unique dialogue system is created with Dialogic, designed by Daniel Howe to help writers easily create interactive scripts with generative elements. github.com.
Unity Native Share Plugin
Copyright 2017 Süleyman Yasir KULA github.com.
MessagePack for C#
Copyright 2017 Yoshifumi Kawai github.com.
Copyright 2017 dhasenan github.com.
About Tender Claws
We are an indie game studio based in LA. Our team of 15 is committed to creating compelling, unique games that are rooted in story and creatively tailored to compliment platform strengths. We’ve become recognized for quirky high-quality content and imaginative mechanics. Our debut PRY, was named one of Apple’s Top Apps of 2015 and was a finalist for The Future of Storytelling Prize and for IGF’s “Excellence in Narrative” award. We next created Virtual Virtual Reality: a narrative comedy adventure that won Google Play’s best VR game of 2017, was a finalist for Unity’s Best VR game and one of the best selling/top reviewed on Oculus GO. Our AR virtual pet that feeds on your emotions, Tendar, was showcased at Sundance, received an Honorable Mention at the GDC Awards and won Innovation Awards at Indiecade and Games For Change. Our newest release, The Under Presents, blends live immersive theater with real actors performing remotely but through VR headsets, it had a private sneak peek at the Sundance Film Festival 2019, by Oculus and is now available on Oculus Quest.
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Tanya Leal Soto
Composer/ Sound design
Daniel C Howe
Generative dialog via Dialogic
Tanya Leal Soto
Business Development Lead/Google