Playcentric Studios

Playcentric Studios does both in-house production with small to medium sized teams in our own global networks, and freelancing/consulting for other organisations.

We provide creative direction, experience design, curation and production of games, film, stage performances, immersive experiences and art installations.

Contact: Idun Isdrake idun(at)isdrake.com

Arctic Futurism

Earthlings, humans specifically, have a rich culture of diversity and imagination with narrative and social interaction at its core. Yet, most mainstream media and entertainment tells a monocultural story with rather dystopian visions of the future.

In recent years, movements like Hopepunk and Solarpunk as well as technological advancements, are diversifying our visions and design fiction, showing a range of possibilities for positive change with technology and biology in balance.

Playcentric Studios is shaping a style of Nordic Futurism, Arctic Futurism specifically, based on the geology and past and future mythologies of the diverse lands and peoples in the North. Scenarios based on diversity and not monoculture, a philosophical animism respecting the spirits of all beings, simplifying global connections and access to resources.

Diversity and inclusion, as well as individual freedom of expression is at the core of our fictive works, as well as the organisation and its events. Check out our lab The Collaboratory for examples of the previous work we have done in this sphere.

Innovation

Playcentric Studios does research in human computer interaction, embodied technologies and diverse future narratives. We are currently prototyping cyborg interfaces, and a blockchain based system for digital assets and artist empowerment.

We also consult, curate and give talks/workshops on innovation, digital culture, story architecture and diversity. CEO Idun Isdrake is an award winning game and film maker with an academic background in archaeology, cognitive sciences and art. They have 15 years experience as a Creative Director, founded several brands and labs in Sweden, and was the first human to implant a video linked from their body. Bio at www.isdrake.com

Productions

We currently have a transmedia universe and a game culture documentary in pre-production, a couple of indie games, short films and VR experiences in production and post-production. Most of our works are open for co-production and funding partners, feel free to get in contact if you wish to learn more and contribute.