About Backwoods

Hi! We are a small indie game development studio from Germany. We love creative, interactive media and especially aesthetically pleasing, immersive storytelling games.  Our first project is the mystery adventure Unforeseen Incidents.

From time to time, we like to support projects we like. Check out our services.


Game Designer, Writer,
Media Psychologist

Marcus has studied "Applied Cognitive and Media Science" with a focus on Game Design and Media Psychology. He worked as a Game Designer in Vancouver and Berlin.

2D/3D Artist, Illustrator,

Matze has studied "Multimedia and Virtual Reality Design" in Halle (Saale) and worked as a 3D artist in Berlin. He is responsible for the creation of our beautiful graphics and environments.

Musician, Sound Designer

Tristan studied "Integrative Composition" in Essen and has a background in film music. He loves to tinker with experimental interactive systems and sound visualization.


Do you need any help with your creative, interactive projects?

Game Design

We create rich and immersive game worlds and player experiences. We like experimental and artistic game ideas, and especially story-driven games.
If you need help with your existing ideas, want to create new ideas, or if you are looking for someone to develop a game for you, contact us.


An intriguing story is the most important part of your narrative project. We can help you with your Narrative Design, your plots, characters, and dialogues.
Having experience in storytelling, we can translate your projects into well-written German while keeping the tone and atmosphere of your worlds and characters.


We love aesthetically pleasing projects and can help you create beautiful and atmospheric images. We create 2D and 3D art, concept art, illustrations, animations, and 3D models.
Your interactive project can look beautiful too.

Music & Sound

We have an experienced and talented musician and sound designer direclty in our team. We can create high-qualitative music and sounds for your projects.

Voice Recordings

Good voice over adds a lot to every interactive project. We can help you with German voice recordings, including professional direction. We work with talented German voice actors.

Anything else?

We are a creative, young team and we like to help out projects we like. If you think that we can support you and your ideas, don't hesitate to reach out.
We are available for lectures and talks.



Unforeseen Incidents

When small-town handyman Harper Pendrell meets a dying woman in the street, he unwittingly stumbles into a diabolical conspiracy. Unforeseen Incidents is a classic interactive mystery set in a beautifully hand-painted world. 

Unforeseen Incidents was our first project. We worked on the game from January 2016 - May 2018. It was co-developed by Application Systems Heidelberg.

Relase: 24th May, 2018

Commissional work

Pingunauten Trainer Voice Recordings

Pingunauten Trainer is a VR system for reducing stress and anxiety of children undergoing an MRI scan. The playful VR App for smartphones helps young patients to experience a virtual MRI scan and to get used to the situation during the scan.

We took over the voice recordings and directions for the app developed by the Entertainment Computing group of University Duisburg-Essen and Essen University Hospital.

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