July 2017



PunchDrunk and Google's Creative Lab


Creative development

systems design

architecture and implementation


backend dev

hardware design and build

Q/A testing


Google’s Creative Lab

Concept Development + Creative Oversight


Theatrical Development + Production, Dramaturgy and Art Direction

Grumpy Sailor

Creative Technology Design, Production, Development

Press the 'start' button on something mystical.

Developed for primary school children in jolly old Haringey, England, the Oracles by Punchdrunk is a cross-platform experience that throws these pupils into the magical, mystical world of Fallow Cross.

The question is... do you believe in magic? Not the David Copperfield or Blaine kind, but the type that starts with a call to adventure from the Oracles via tablet and takes kids on a digital and physical journey that takes weeks, alternating between gameplay and visits to Fallow Cross where your moves trigger the story and there's a feeling of (what we hope is) childish wonderment...

We get pretty excited by this stuff, in case you didn't notice. There's something special about telling young men and women a story they've never heard before in a way they never could have expected. It's magical.


Story Spheres

Up, down and all around. With sound.

Next Project

Grumpy Sailor operates on lands belonging to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin nation.

We acknowledge these traditional owners and we pay our respects to leaders past, present and emerging.