Established April 14, 2014.

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Colorfiction is a software development studio that enjoys the interstitial zone between art and technology via the creation of interactive experiences. Their work has been showcased with the Indie Megabooth and Leftfield Collection among other selections and featured in Vice, PC Gamer, Bloomberg, Venture Beat, etc.

The Studio was founded in 2014 by Maximilian Arocena. Their award winning debut title 0°N 0°W was released on March 1 2018 and has since gathered critical acclaim by players / press, it’s been described as "Visually arresting" -Venture Beat, a "Sensory onslaught" -PC Gamer, and the "Perfect vacation" -Hardcore Gamer.

Releases include; Nightline, a relaxing meditation on late night commutes; The Sands of Voltark, an interactive adventure through an otherworldly planet; AGAIN, a platformer puzzler set in a polymorphic computer simulation; That feeling Blue, a commissioned installation for The Zium Museum; and Becalm, a serene aquatic journey.

Colorfiction is currently working on Ode to a Moon, a magical realism thriller, and Endzone, a collaboration with Verizon and the NFL.



0°N 0°W - released March 1, 2018.

Nightline - released June 23, 2018.

The Sands of Voltark - released July 26, 2018.

That feeling Blue - released September 18, 2018.

Becalm - released January 17, 2019.

Ode to a Moon - In Development.


2016 - The Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York City.

2017 - EGX, Birmingham.

2018 - PAX East, Boston.

2018 - Dreamhack, Official Selection, Austin.

2018 - PlayNYC, New York City.

2018 - GDEX, Columbus.

2018 - EGLX, Toronto.

2019 - Ludicious, Official Selection, Zurich.

2019 - PAX East, Official Selection, Indie Megabooth, Boston.

2019 - EGX Rezzed, Leftfield Collection, London.

2019 - Feral Vector, Official Selection , Hebden Bridge.

2019 - Museum of Science and Industry, Official Selection BitBash, , Chicago.

Awards & Nominations:

2018 - Best Arthouse, Dreamhack Austin.

2018 - Best Sound Nomination, GDEX.

2018 - Best Videogame Soundtracks of 2018, A Closer Listen.

2019 - Best of 2018, Save or Quit.

2019 - Innovation in Gaming Nomination, Ludicious.

2019 - Best Style Nomination, Bit Awards.

Selected Articles:

“Becalm's Kaleidoscopic Reality Helped Me Find Peace in My Own” - Natalie Watson, Vice.

“Colorfiction Interview I, Experimenting with Traditionalism” - Ben Newman, OnlySP.

Review: Zero North Zero West” - James Cunningham, Hardcore Gamer.

"A pleasant stroll through spacetime" -Stephanie Chan, Venture Beat.

“Maximilian Arocena compose l'ode là du réel” - Thomas Gibert, Factor News.

"Find myself drifting back every so often" -Philippa Warr, PC Gamer.

“The perfect pick me up” - Jay Castello, Rock Paper Shotgun.

Team & Repeating Collaborators:

Maximilian Arocena - Founder & Director.

Tyler Swietanski - Programming & Porting Consultant.

David Su - Music and Sound Consultant.

Eric Lorenz - Sound Design Consultant.

Tom Kitchen - 3D Art + Modeling Consultant.





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