Factsheet

Developer:
Pillo Games
Based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Founding date:
November 8, 2012

Website:
pillo.nl

Press / Business contact:
info@pillo.nl

Social:
twitter.com/pillogames
facebook.com/pillogames

Releases:

Address:
Hurksestraat 26
5652 AL Eindhoven
The Netherland

Phone:
+316 30 41 80 25

Description

Pillo is a game controller shaped like a pillow. Because of its soft and intuitive design, Pillo makes gaming accessible for anyone. Just hug, squeeze and press Pillo to control the objects in the games. Pillo always comes in pairs. The Pillo games are designed to be controlled by two or more players. Players need to work together to win the games. Best of all, everyone’s a winner! Pillo can be played by anyone. More and more games become available, tuned to the needs and wishes of different player-types. Whether you are young, old, fit, frail or disabled, with Pillo anyone’s an abled gamer! The games for the Pillo controller are always non-violent, cooperative, joyfull and challenging. We work hard to keep it so for both our internal and external developers. This is how we maintain the loving Pillo philosophy!

History

Early history

Pillo started when a severely autistic kid - Tim - about 12 years old at the time, loved playing video games, mostly Nintendo games. As he was an only child and desperate to share his enthusiasm with people, he clamorously described every detail of the game while playing, regardless of anyone listening. His parents, desperate to answer to their son’s enthusiasm for gaming, weren’t able to cope with the button bashing interface of their son’s game collection. As much as they would love to connect with their boy through something he was greatly interested in, joining him in the games he loved just wasn’t accessible to them. This story was the great inspiration to create Pillo. The mission became to make gaming inclusive and accessible to everyone. This meant also to Tim and his parents, elderly, patients and many other people who currently feel excluded from the game community either because the games are too quick or the controllers too complex. That's how the Pillo was created. It now connects people of all ages through sensible games.The soft and intuitive interface of the Pillo invites you to touch and hug it. Gaming together suddenly becomes a highly social and explorative act of joy. Just press, squeeze or hug the Pillo to start gaming!

After that

We found in it our mission to bring Pillo to every home and healthcare organization. Ever since, we’ve been working very hard to make Pillo commercially available to the public and to inspire game studios and students to develop games for this beautiful platform.

Projects


Videos

Pillo Showreel YouTube


Images

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


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Awards & Recognition

  • "ASML Young Talent Award" - Ard Jacobs won the first ever ASML Young Talent Award, receiving public affirmation on his persuit for social connection through co-dependent gameplay.

Selected Articles

  • "World's comfiest video game is controlled by pillows."
    - Chris Plante, The Verge

Developers
Are you a developer interested in developping for Pillo? Refer to our (English!) developer section on the website pillo.nl.

Internships
Are you looking for an internship at Pillo? We post all our job openings on this website! gamejobs.eu.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Ard Jacobs
Founder

Laurie Sieben
The women’s touch / CEO

Luuk van Aggelen
Creative Director

Contact

All questions
info@pillogames.com

Twitter
twitter.com/pillogames

Facebook
facebook.com/pillogames

Facebook Pillo Games Academy
facebook.com/pillogamesacademy

Web
pillo.nl


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