- About Cannons + Sparrows
About Cannons + Sparrows
Games Lift 2022
About Cannons + Sparrows is a side scrolling, physics based puzzle platformer with story driven genre twists.
Story and Gameplay
“A once peaceful and sheltering forest is under threat. Cannon balls cutting through the air. Constantly roaring machines terrify the animals living here. A soft cracking sound, a bird’s egg hatches, and a small cannon cautiously rolls into a patch of light. It is a cannon, but also a bird. It is different than everything surrounding it. Suspicious and full of prejudice against the cannon, the forest inhabitants avoid it. And so, the journey begins. It travels through the forest to the dark fortress. It befriends animals along the way and convinces the mighty cannons to stop destroying the forest.”
As obvious as it might seem to shoot its way through the forest, the cannon needs instead to learn new skills and use them in unexpected ways to solve puzzles, advance through levels and defeat its foes. By helping scared forest inhabitants, they will teach you movement mechanics unheard of for a creature of this kind. You’ll learn how to speed boost through caves by using the pipes recoil, master your flying skills with the wooden wings, balance on ropes on tiny wheels and much more.
The three founders Niko Tziopanos, Daniel Balzer and Martin Hess have been working as award winning creatives across different media for 20+ years. Their expertise covers work for feature films, broadcast design, branding, TV-commercials, conventions, and everything else within the media landscape. In our hearts, though, we are storytellers. Therefore, we founded About Cannons + Sparrows, with the intention to transition into the video game industry to tell our own stories. We hope, this will be the first of many great games to come and we will pour all our knowledge, creativity, technical expertise, and passion into this endeavour.