BBC Look East Meets Sketchbook Games

Published: June 16, 2021 in


Sketchbook Games who are part of Innovation Martlesham have recently released their debut video game, the multi-award winning Lost Words: Beyond the Page, on Steam, PS4, Xbox One and Switch.

The game has just been nominated for Excellence in Narrative at the prestigious Independent Games Festival awards, which will take place on the 21st July and has even led to the game being covered on BBC Look East!

Lost Words is an atmospheric puzzler featuring a story written by Rhianna Pratchett. The game is set in the pages of a young girl’s diary and sees players using words to solve puzzles based on their meaning as well as making choices that help shape the story, which is about a young girl called Izzy who is aspiring to be a writer. When her gran gets ill, Izzy uses the fantasy world that she's writing about as a means to deal with what's happening in the real world.

Sketchbook was founded by game designer Mark Backler who has previously worked in the games industry for 14 years at companies like Electronic Arts, Sony and Lionhead Studios on games including Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Fable 2.

You can find out more about Lost Words on Twitter here.

The game has also been nominated for three Games For Change awards, for Best Design, Best Innovation and Biggest Impact that take on the 12th July and you can also vote for the game in the Games For Change - Audience Award here.




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