Factsheet

Developer:
Tender Claws
Based in Los Angeles, CA

Release date:
November 15, 2018

Platforms:
Play Store

Website:
tendar.info

Regular Price:

Free

Description

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!

History

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.

Features


Videos

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

Dialogic
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.

FastStrings
Copyright 2017 dhasenan github.com.


About Tender Claws

Boilerplate
Tender Claws is an award-winning game company located in Los Angeles, California that creates novel media experiences at the intersection of art, games, and technology. Our team includes directors, writers, designers, and coders that collaborate to blur the boundaries of design, publishing, cinema, installation and virtual reality. We are committed to a reciprocal creative process: one that requires deep attention to content and careful consideration of the affordances of a technology.

More information
More information on Tender Claws, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Tendar Credits

Will Anderson
Design/Code

Danny Cannizzaro
Project Lead

Julian Ceipek
Design/Code

Samantha Gorman
Project Lead

Neilson Koerner-Safrata
Art/Design/Code

Tanya Leal Soto
Producer

Carter Lodwick
Art

Mitch Mastroni
Design/Code

Lex Rhodes
Art/Design/Writing

Joe Waetcher
Writing

Aimee Zhang
Art/Design

scntfc
Composer/ Sound design

Daniel C Howe
Generative dialog via Dialogic

Doris Longwings
Additional Writing

Janalyn Guo
Additional Writing

Jake Jeppson
Additional Writing

Aaron Kovalchik
Additional Writing

Adam Veal
Additional Writing

Ian Hatcher
Additional Writing

Piehole
Additional Writing

Adam Veal
Emotion Reports

Aimee Zhang
Emotion Reports

Alex Collins-Shotwell
Emotion Reports

Ben Segal
Emotion Reports

Brenda Chen
Emotion Reports

Carter Lodwick
Emotion Reports

Claire Donato
Emotion Reports

Darren Angle
Emotion Reports

David Emanuel
Emotion Reports

Diana Cannizzaro
Emotion Reports

Emily Pudalov
Emotion Reports

Henry Kaplan
Emotion Reports

Ian Hatcher
Emotion Reports

Joey Cannizzaro
Emotion Reports

Julian Ceipek
Emotion Reports

Katie Yu
Emotion Reports

Lex Rhodes
Emotion Reports

Mitch Mastroni
Emotion Reports

Tanya Leal Soto
Emotion Reports

Will Anderson
Emotion Reports

Steven Sugar
Additional Art

Jon Brenan
Additional Art

Lain Goldwhite
Additional Art

Dushan Leska
Software Engineer/Google

Jonathan Krusell
Production Lead/Google

Maria Essig
Business Development Lead/Google

Alex Faaborg
Design Lead/Google

Alesha Unpingco
Interaction Designer/Google

Ronald Bonder
QA Engineer/Google

Christopher Stephens
QA Engineer/Google

Contact

Inquiries - Shannon Deoul, RAZ PR
shannon@razpr.com

Twitter
twitter.com/tenderclaws

Facebook
facebook.com/tenderclaws

Web
tenderclaws.com


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