Another Devolution, again? No! It’s SUPERHOT!

We are thrilled to welcome SUPERHOT and Piotr Iwanicki to our 4th Devolution to explore the creative process behind the 4 years development of the game! And we are equally excited to partner again with the amazing A MAZE. / Berlin 2018 and be part of days of inspiration, skill, celebration and play! 

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SUPERHOT is the first person shooter where time moves only when you move. With its mesmerising gameplay and stylized graphics SUPERHOT aims to finally add something new and disruptive to the FPS genre. Dodge bullets. Take out your enemies. One step at a time. 

SUPERHOT was developed by SUPERHOT Team and directed by Piotr Iwanicki. The game originated as an entry in the 2013 7 Day FPS Challenge, which was expanded into a browser-based demonstration that September. Widespread attention from the demonstration prompted the team to develop the full game, using Kickstarter to secure funding to complete the title. SUPERHOT was released on numerous platforms. A rebuilt version of the game to better support  virtual reality, SUPERHOT VR, was later released for VR hardware. A standalone expansion, SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE, which utilizes roguelike elements such as procedural generation and permadeath, is planned for a 2018 release and became avaliable through early access in December 2017. (Wikipedia)

Piotr Iwanicki & SUPERHOT Team 

Piotr Iwanicki is the game director and studio lead responsible for SUPERHOT. He started his career developing games for flash portals and his projects slowly grew and became more visible. He started SUPERHOT as a game jam project and as the game gained recognition, Piotr transformed a mostly amateur team into a full fledged development studio.

The Devolution of SUPERHOT 
An Exhibition

25. April 2018 – 6pm-10pm
26. – 28. April 2018 – 13am-10pm
29. April 2018 – 13am-6pm

Exhibition of the 5 year development process of SUPERHOT. Playable prototypes and in-between versions. Track down the evolution of SUPERHOT, its features and aesthetics by comparing versions to each other.

Exhibition Tours with Piotr Iwanicki

26. April 2018 – 1pm
27. April 2018 – 5pm

For the ultimate insight into the development of SUPERHOT and its design decisions. Guided tours through the exhibition by the game director Piotr Iwanicki himself. Complementing the exhibited versions by background information, secrets and anecdotes.

The Devolution of SUPERHOT –
Piotr Iwanicki in conversation
with Sos Sosowski

27. April 2018 – 1pm

An in-depth interview with Piotr Iwanicki about the development of SUPERHOT, conducted by Sos Sosowski. How to break out of the FPS genre and evolve a game into success?

How did the game change during its development? Why? Which features were added? Which were taken away? When? What were the interesting design challenges? What was the original vision of the game? How did the idea emerge? How did certain features evolved into their final version?

A MAZE. / Berlin 2018 

7th International Independent Games and Playful Media Festival
April 25 – 29, 2018 

A MAZE. / Berlin is an international platform for unique and experimental games, playful media and interactive digital art that invites professionals and creatives from various fields to exchange their knowledge and visions, presenting their projects, playing and forming contacts to collaborate on future projects. 

You can expect five days of inspiration, skill, celebration and play. 



As we are part of A MAZE. / Berlin 2018, you will have to have a Festival Ticket to enter Devolution #4: SUPERHOT! It’s worth it!