Winners & nominees 14th IMGA


14th IMGA

Winner of
Excellence in Art
Funforge Digital
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    About Tokaido™

    You are a traveler on the famous Tokaido road in Japan. This road offers a lot of activities that you can make during your tourist trip. You won’t be able to do everything, but your trip will allow you to make good memories. All of your actions will enrich your collection. There is no need to be first; in Tokaido, it’s all about the travel. Tokaido is the video game adaptation of the board game and allows you to play against AI, players around the world, and even friends and family on the same device. The atmosphere of the game is peaceful but you will have to find a good strategy to develop your collection better than others.

    Discover the digital adaptation of Tokaido, the boardgame phenomenon that has already sold more than 350,000 copies worldwide, and has been translated into 16 languages!

    // A magnificent voyage --------------------------------------------

    You are a traveler, in the heart of ancient Japan, walking the legendary East Sea road from Kyoto to Edo, trying to make the trek as fulfilling as possible. Discover the most magnificent landscapes, taste numerous culinary specialties, acquire rare and precious souvenirs, bathe in hot springs, visit the temples, and meet other travelers…. Tokaido is a rite of passage for the heart, walking in serenity and contemplation.
    But do not be fooled by the peaceful appearance of the voyage, because you will have to demonstrate stronger strategy than your opponents if you want to win!
    Whether you sneak along as a messenger, a geisha, or even a ronin, you must discover as many hidden marvels as you can along the road, so your journey is the most satisfying of all!

    // Unique ambience --------------------------------------------

    Discover characters and scenery in a new light!
    Developed by Funforge, original publisher of the boardgame, the video game offers an entirely new graphical experience! Whether you are a first-time fan, in love with Japan, or merely a curious newbie, the digital version allows each player to discover the celebrated Tokaido road in a new form.
    While Tokaido retains the famous clean graphic design of the boardgame, it offers unprecedented immersive 3D, realtime graphics, all accompanied by a superb and unprecedented soundtrack, composed specifically for the game.

    // Play anywhere, solo, with two, or with the whole world --------------------------------------------

    Available for smartphones and tablets, Tokaido offers several play modes for infinite replayability:
    - Solo against the AI
    - Pass & play
    - Online multijoueur
    Languages supported: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese.

    // A worldwide success --------------------------------------------

    ** Tokaido, nominated for the Hra roku, in 2014
    ** Tokaido, nominated for the Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork, in 2013
    ** Tokaido, nominated for the Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee, in 2013
    ** Tokaido, nominated for the Gioco dell’Anno, in 2013

    // In the press --------------------------------------------

    ** The Dice Tower: "That’s a gorgeous looking game."
    ** Gameosity: "The animations aregorgeous, the gameplay is smooth."
    ** Dageeks: "…the app looks like it’s going to break the tradition of just bringing the digital experience of playing a board game."
    ** Gameblog: "Everything has been polished: the UI has been completely redesigned for a video game experience."
    ** TechArtGeek: "It's beautiful, it flows, it's poetic. To make it short this digital version perfectly completes and honors the board game."
    ** Ludovox: "Graphically speaking, you have to admit that it's gorgeous, giving credit and honor to the original board game edition."
    ** Tric Trac: "To me Tokaido is therefore a game that invites to travel, and that is perfectly adapted to be played quietly in family."
    ** Kiss My Geek: "Everything has been carefully modeled in 3D, the UI is flawless and each feedback goes through well designed ergonomics."

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    What makes my game unique?

    More and more games are released every day and a lot of developers are working hard to catch the public eyes. Tokaido has this catching unique art style and an accessible original gameplay, which can make the difference. Naïade, the illustrator of the board game, did a great job to retranscribe the japanese culture in a colorful cartoon way. We wanted to keep the same feeling of zenitude for the video game and bring it alive with 3D modeling and 2D animations. Antoine Bauza, the author of the board game, developed accessible game mechanics. So we had to make the video game simple to read and to understand on a single, sometimes tiny, screen. We think we achieved that and the video game as it brings a new experience to the players is truly coherent to the original game.

    Why could my game win an award?

    We are honoured to be part of the nominees and wanted to congratulate all the participants to the IMGAwards. Thanks to the people who played, tested and support Tokaido to be nominee. Tokaido has proved us, as a board game, that the public likes it and constantly asking for more content to expand their journey. We are confident that Tokaido is appealing, and more new travelers will joined us on the East Sea road when they will discover the video game.