Factsheet

Developer:
Ian & Elie
Based in Bloomington, Indiana

Founding date:
November 11th, 2012

Website:
ianandelie.com

Press / Business Contact:
ian@ianandelie.com

Social:
twitter.com/iansundstrom
facebook.com/saturegame

Releases:
Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks)
Sature

Phone:
N/A

Description

Ian & Elie are two passionate game developers who work together as a small team. Elie is one of the most prolific game jammers in Europe and has given talks and workshops at events like A MAZE Berlin and Nordic Game Conference. Ian is a self-taught developer, who is using his fifteen years of experience to teach and mentor students at the local university. He has exhibited our games at many events in the Midwest and is a well-known face to the region's game development scene. Between Elie's connections in Europe and Ian's in the States, the team have formed a large network of relationships with players and developers all over the world which they continue to expand and nurture. Ian & Elie released their first game, Sature, in early 2015 and are currently working on their second game, Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks).

History

Early history

In 2012, Ian and Elie first began working together under the banner, S.S. 64 Games. Under this name they released Sature in early 2015. Sature received to a strong critical response, including a write-up on KillScreen. The game was also honored with a "Best New Games" feature on Apple's' App store as well as being included in CNET's "Best Mobile Games of March 2015".

New name and Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks)

In 2016, the Ian and Elie decided they wanted a more personal label for their work that reflected their small team size. Thus, they renamed themselves Ian & Elie. Under this new name, they plan on releasing a new title they have been developing called Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks).

Projects


Videos

Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks)'s trailer YouTube

Sature's trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "PAX East Indie MEGABOOTH: Official Selection" - Boston, MA, March, 2019
  • "GDEX: Most Accessible (Awarded by AbleGamers Charity)" - Columbus, OH, September, 2018
  • "Indie Arcade II: Official Selection" - Madison, WI, February, 2018
  • "GDEX: Best in Show (ISE)" - Columbus, OH, October, 2017
  • "Meaningful Play 2014 Juried Game Exhibition Selection" - for Sature
  • "Apple App Store: Best New Games - March 26th, 2015" - for Sature
  • "CNET: Best Mobile Games, March 2015" - for Sature

Selected Articles

  • " Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks) is looking delightfully goofy and fun, and I’m looking forward to seeing what sorts of towers and troubles I’ll come across in the full game. "
    - Joel Couture, IndieGames Plus
  • " Ian Sundstrom has managed the impossible. At least, in my mind he has. He has found a connection between painting and turn-based strategy. "
    - Chris Priestman, Kill Screen

IndieDB Page
S.S.64 Games on indieDB indiedb.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborators

Ian Sundstrom
Game Designer, Programmer

Elie Abraham
Sound and Music Design


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