Follow the Feathers
Based in Vienna, Austria

Founding date:
May 1, 2018


Press / Business contact:


Weaving Tides

Quellenstrasse 79-83
Door 85-87
1100 Wien Favoriten



We’re a small independent studio from Vienna, Austria. For the past six years we have worked together as a tight-knit team and developed our games - YoKaisho and NIVA - which were honored with various international awards and nominations. We thrive to create family friendly experiences which captivate our players through their curious game mechanics and mesmerizing art style. We are currently working on our next game: Weaving Tides.


2017-now: Weaving Tides

Flow adventure set in a completely woven world. Currently in development by Follow the Feathers.

2015-2016: NIVA

Pacifistic exploration art game set in an enchanting forest. Created during our master-degree in a team of 10 people.

2014-2015: YoKaisho

Augmented reality boardgame for 4 players, set in ancient Japan. Created during our bachelor-degree in a team of 7 people.



Weaving Tides YouTube

NIVA YouTube

YoKaisho Vimeo



There are far more images available for Follow the Feathers, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


Awards & Recognition

  • Official Selection (with Weaving Tides): Indie Arena Booth @ Gamescom - Cologne, Germany - 2019
  • Finalist Innovation (with Weaving Tides): BIG Festival - São Paulo, Brazil - 2019
  • Finalist Best Art (with Weaving Tides): Game Access Conference - Brno, Czech Republic - 2019
  • Finalist Best International Indie Game (with Weaving Tides): Poznan Game Arena - Poznań, Poland - 2018
  • Winner (with Weaving Tides): ReVersed, PC Indie Pitch - Vienna, Austria - 2018
  • Official Selection (with Weaving Tides): EGX Rezzed, Leftfield Collection - London, UK - 2018
  • Bronze (with NIVA): Art Directors Club Germany - Stuttgard, Germany - 2017
  • Official Selection (with NIVA): Casual Connect, Indie Prize - Berlin, Germany - 2017
  • Best Game (with NIVA): Austrian Computer Graphics Award - Vienna, Austria - 2016
  • Best Student Project (with NIVA): Austrian Computer Graphics Award - Vienna, Austria - 2016
  • Finalist, honourable mentions by jury (with NIVA): Subotron Live Pitch - Vienna, Austria - 2016
  • 2nd Place (with Smombies): Radius Festival Game Jam - Vienna, Austria - 2016
  • Best Game (with YoKaisho): Austrian Computer Graphics Award - Vienna, Austria - 2015
  • Finalist Best Game Design (with YoKaisho): Animago Award - Berlin, Germany - 2014
  • Shortlist: Connecting Cultures (with YoKaisho): European Youth Award - Online - 2014

Selected Articles

  • "Weaving Tides makes use of a unique world made up of cloth and an unusual mechanic (translated to English)"
    - Stephan Freundorfer, Gamestar
  • "In a world filled with combat-centric games, Weaving Tides looks like a beautiful escape"
    - Henry Stenhouse, All Gamers
  • "Weaving Tides Is An Isometric Adventure In A Beautiful Embroidered Setting"
    - Dann Sullivan, Big Boss Battle
  • "Isometric adventure Weaving Tides swoops to victory at PC Indie Pitch at the Big Indie Fest @ ReVersed"
    - Craig Chapple, PC Games Insider
  • "Weaving Tides is an ingenious isometric stitch-em-up with a charming art style"
    - Chris Payne, @qixotl
  • "Weaving Tides relies on a unique textile world and an unusual game mechanic. (translated to English)"
    - Stephan Freundorfer, Gamestar 06/2018, page 21
  • "This indie game is sew fascinating!"
    - Frank Meijer, UTOMIK interview with Verena Demel from Follow the Feathers
  • "Weaving is the focal point of his work - but instead of a loom he uses the computer (translated to English)"
    - Newspaper: Vorarlberger Nachrichten 2018/06/28, vn.at
  • "Unlike many of the modern games, it does not require any shooting and killing. Everything is pretty calm and peaceful."
    - NIVA: Pacifistic Exploration Art Game, 80.lv
  • "Tip: the beautiful "NIVA" made by Austrian students (translated to English)"
    - Rainer Sigl, derstandard.at
  • "NIVA is a soothing, pretty, and charming experience"
    - Steve Gill, gamingrespawn.com
  • "A peaceful adventure (translated to English)"
    - Seldell, indiemag.fr
  • "Like an old Disney-Movie (translated to English)"
    - Robert Glashüttner, fm4
  • "A relaxing and enjoyable game with a great art style, soothing music and a nice journey."
    - Oliver Snyders, futurebetagamer.com
  • "NIVA is exploring the natural circle of a forests life in a playful way (translated to English)"
    - Alice Wilczynski, 4players.de
  • "YoKaisho wants to show that analog as well as digital media have a right to exist (translated to English)"
    - Digital Production, digitalproduction.com
  • "Being nominated alongside gamestudios like Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and Crytek is already a great achievement by itself (translated to English)"
    - Christine Pachler, animations-and-more.com

Our music
For the music in our games we often collaborate with Timo Jagersberger: http://timojagersberger.com/.

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks