GDC Play Preview: Symbionic

Symbionic, a cooperative multi-player exploration game, takes a gander at the experimental. With a core value of encouraging collaboration between two players, Symbionic was created with the idea of merging digital & analog play, removing time constraints, and playing – dually – as a cyborg mouse.

Through Symbionic, players encounter a digital world riddled with puzzles, discoverable abilities, and various landscapes – and through the analog, players experiment with their linked inputs, cooperative action(s), and a (usually) non-stressful learning experience!


Matthew Carlson – Gameplay/Controls Programmer & Hardware Designer

Cole Carpenter – Gameplay/Environment Programmer

Connor Griffin – Level Designer

Maria Salmon – Controller Designer & Project Manager

Jose Sanez – 3D Animator/Artist


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