Winners & nominees 14th IMGA

Milkmaid of the Milky Way

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14th IMGA

Mattis Folkestad
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    About Milkmaid of the Milky Way

    Milkmaid of the Milky Way was a passion project from the get-go, fueled by my wish to create a beautiful, intriguing story with classic, user friendly game mechanics.

    All the game text is written in rhyme, which makes the world feel unique and magical - like a storybook coming to life. Story driven, touch-based games are a perfect fit on mobile platforms, and reviews and feedback from players all over the world falling in love with the game has been very rewarding as a single developer.

    It's 1920's Norway, and you play as Ruth, a young woman who lives alone on a remote farm at the end of a faraway fjord. She takes care of her cows and makes delicious dairy products that her friend sells in the closest town. But the dairy business is not going so well, and life on the farm is lonesome and hard. And at nights mysterious things keep happening to Ruth and her cows, making Ruth wonder: Is this the life she wants?

    Then one day a giant, golden ship descends from the sky, forcing Ruth out on a journey that will change her life.

    Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a story about moving into the unknown, breaking free from the past, it's a story about age, life, death and time - but most of all it's a story about finding your own place in the universe.

    What makes my game unique?

    The game has a unique, compelling story with some unexpected twists, and everything is written in rhymes. Combining hand painted backgrounds, pixel graphics with folk music and retro synths creates a special feeling throughout the game not found in many mobile games.

    Why could my game win an award?

    Competing with the world as a one-man studio feels sort of futile, but the game has received so much love and affection from players all over the world - so I'm hoping I've created something special and unique that helps the game stand out!