Terragami is a two-person indie studio based just south of Vienna, merging science and game dev.
With our games, we aim to transport important knowledge about the climate and biodiversity crises and highlight the need for action in engaging ways, making science available and approachable in new ways.
If you share our vision, we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch! We're happy to share our expertise and help you bring sustainability to your game.
Terragami is us: Doris and Jan.
These two cuties want to save the world — one game at a time.
With backgrounds in meteorology and physics, we met at the University of Hamburg while working towards our Master's degrees in Integrated Climate System Sciences.
Doris went on to support both the private and public sectors in their efforts to mitigate climate change and adapt to its consequences, most recently by joining a multinational company as a climate expert responsible for reducing its emissions. She is also a trained graphic designer.
Jan is a researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), where he focuses on sustainable land-use futures and, more recently, the power of games as a climate communication tool. Before diving into science, he worked as a writer for gaming media, then moved to the game development side as a content editor and social analyst.
As Terragami, we combine our training and knowledge, our interest in science communication and our excitement for fun games to create experiences that are both engaging and educational, helping to move society in a more sustainable direction.
In our logo, we honor the Bramble Cay melomys, also known as the Bramble Cay mosaic-tailed rat, one of the many species that went extinct in the ongoing human-caused Holocene mass extinction. It is also the first documented case of a mammal going extinct due to the human-caused climate crisis, in this case likely due to habitat loss from sea level rise. There are already many more victims of the climate crisis out there - both human and non-human - and their numbers will explode if we don't take decisive action. The fate of the Bramble Cay melomys serves as a constant reminder and motivates us to create games that communicate this urgency.
Climate Survivors is a top-down shoot 'em up infused by climate science where you travel to different locations around the world and face the most pressing climate hazards there - droughts, floods, invasive species and many more. You fight back with weapons based on low-carbon energy sources and utilize powerful upgrades that we - society and politics - could implement today. Your strategic choices affect how dangerous the hazards and how hard - or easy - the fight against them will become... and what life on Earth might look like in 2100.
Climate Survivors is currently an evolving prototype. We're already collecting early feedback at conventions and look forward to releasing an early version on Itch soon. Stay tuned!