Factsheet

Developer:
Lantana Games
Based in Boston, MA

Release date:
September 21, 2015

Platforms:
Steam
IndieGameStand
itch.io

Website:
lantanagames.com

Regular Price:

USD$6.99

Description

Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty is a full-circle block breaking game about video game art history. Inspired by the works of the De Stijl masters’ limitations on form and color, Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty takes an abstract look at the history of video game art, through unlockable features like paddles, balls, powerups, and screen effects. The game is dynamically generated, with millions of level combinations and endless replayability. Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty is launching for PC on Steam, IndieGameStand, and itch.io in Fall, 2015.

History

Features

  • Break out of the boring, vertical-only block breaking experience with 360 degree freedom of motion
  • Over 48,000,000 possible combinations in level generation
  • Collect gems to unlock goodies like paddles, balls, powerups, wall shapes, visual styles and more
  • Art packs and museum galleries based on other games for an in-depth look at video game art history
  • Play the game your way with adjustable game speeds, Night Mode, windowed resolutions, screenshake, and volume controls
  • Inspirational quotes by Piet Mondrian

Videos

Lantana Games Goes to Indie Arcade YouTube

Mondrian 1.1 - Neverending Nightmares and Children of Liberty Level Packs YouTube

Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty - Unearthed VHS 1992 Commercial YouTube

Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty - First Reveal! YouTube

Hands on with Mondrian: Abstraction in Beauty from Lantana Games YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (33MB)
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download logo files as .zip (200KB)
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Awards & Recognition

  • "Audience Choice Award, Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty" Indie Revolution Expo, July 2016
  • "Official Selection, Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty" Indie Arcade Coast to Coast. January, 2016


Selected Articles

  • "Arkanoid meets Art History in Mondrian"
    - Jonathan Holmes, Destructoid
  • "Quite a sight to behold."
    - David Rudin, Kill Screen
  • "A real passion piece."
    - Emily Gera, Rock Paper Shotgun
  • "A potential all-in-one video game art history lesson."
    - ShawnS, GameLuv

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Patch Notes
This is the big list of patch notes! Goes back all the way to the earliest of prototypes. docs.google.com.

Game Announcement - Press Release
This is the first press release for Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty. docs.google.com.


About Lantana Games

Boilerplate
Lantana Games is a developer of educational entertainment experiences. Our goal is to create games that are educational in the classroom, and entertaining in the living room.

More information
More information on Lantana Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Mondrian - Abstraction in Beauty Credits

Danny Silvers
Design, Art, Programming

Hannah Hoyt
Music

Davidjohn Blodgett
Sound, Music

Becky Taylor
Marketing


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