Born and raised in Salvador, Brazil, Filipe has all the time been fascinated together with his nation’s tradition and previous. A lot in order that he determined to check historical past, ultimately turning into a instructor and researcher. Additionally a long-time gamer, Filipe noticed gaming as a artistic option to inform tales — and realized it was a superb medium to achieve folks past the classroom and share Brazil’s heritage with the world.
So collectively together with his enterprise companion, Victor, he based Aoca Recreation Lab. Now a staff of eight folks, Aoca Recreation Lab just lately launched their first title on cell, ÁRIDA: Backland’s Awakening, a survival recreation following the adventures of a younger lady within the historic city of Canudos, Brazil. They usually had been just lately chosen as one among Google Play’s Indie Video games Fund recipients, which helps small video games studios primarily based in Latin America.
Filipe shared his story in our newest movie for #WeArePlay, which celebrates folks world wide constructing apps and video games. We chatted extra with Filipe about combining his passions for historical past and gaming, what’s subsequent for the studio and the staff’s latest journey to Canudos to introduce the sport to those that impressed it.