Formula Games B.V.
As part of our 'Showcase Series', we shall be highlighting games companies large and small with a few quick questions to discover more about their conception, evolution, inspirations and aspirations. From the largest multi-national companies to indie games makers and even individual new-comers, we're happy to shine a light on a variety of views of the gaming industry and experiences for those at all points on the gaming ladder!
Today - Formula Games B.V. ...
Tell us briefly the background of your company.
In school, kids learn many skills and increase their knowledge. Luckily we have a lot of motivated, experienced and passionate teachers that can teach our kids a lot of what is needed to prepare them for their future.
Learning in a playful manner has scientifically shown to have many advantages. With our company, Formula Games B.V., we want to contribute to learning while playing games. Formula is our first game and a great way to practice your maths skills while having fun at the same time. However, we believe every game is educational, so our goal is not necessarily to make games around a specific school subject.
Tell us what inspires you to make games and do you have any rules when making games.
Alon, who is the founder of Formula, was enjoying a sabbatical from work. During this sabbatical he sat together with his father to bring one of dad's games to the next level. His father had created several games 30 years ago, but they were only played at home. The creativity and adrenaline kept Alon awake that night. Somewhere in the middle of the night, Alon came up with his first game, Formula. The next day he began to cut and paste to create his first proto-type, just like his dad used to do. Now it is his kids that inspire him to make new games.
What do you have coming up and out in the future?
We have an exciting game with a music theme in development. It needs some more playtesting which is not easy in corona-times...
while we wait to see what comes next, you can check out their entry in our IGGY awards 2020, right here! - Formula