about Robin Baumgarten
Robin Baumgarten is a German Indie based in London, UK. After researching Artificial Intelligence in Games and working on mobile titles, he's now knee-deep involved in strange experimental hardware controllers such as Line Wobbler. He's also a keen game jammer, wannabe nomadic and photographer.
Line Wobbler is a one-dimensional custom hardware game with a wobble controller made out of a steel spring and a five meter long LED strip display. It is an award-winning experiment in minimalism in game design, use of novel input mechanics, and the incorporation of physical space into the game.
It is a dungeon crawler where the player navigates obstacles and fights enemies to reach the exit of a series of increasingly difficult levels. Movement is controlled by bending the Wobble controller forward and back, while red enemies are attacked by flinging the spring. Obstacles such as orange lava fields, pulsing conveyor belts and slopes challenge the navigation skills of the player.
- WTF?! Award at AMAZE Berlin, Arpil 2015
- Audience Award at AMAZE Berlin, April 2015
- IndieCade Design Award 2015
- Best Game Design Award, Sense Of Wonder Night, Tokyo Game Show 2016, Japan
- Best Presentation Award, Sense Of Wonder Night, Tokyo Game Show 2016, Japan
- Audience Award, Sense Of Wonder Night, Tokyo Game Show 2016, Japan