Please, Touch The Artwork 2 unveils its demo during Steam Next Fest

Explore iconic paintings in this hidden-object artventure, through a charming demo, available from February 5th to 12th.

5 FEBRUARY 2023 – Belgian solo developer Thomas Waterzooi is thrilled to share that the demo for his latest game, Please, Touch The Artwork 2, is now available for download and part of the official Steam Next Fest celebration.

Be among the first to step into the world of Belgian Modern Art pioneer, James Ensor! Dive into the charming demo, available from February 5th to 12th, for a tranquil sneak peek into the hidden-object adventure that awaits you. But the best part? The full release on February 19th is just around the corner – and it'll be completely free to play, with no ads or in-app purchases.

Check out the demo and wishlist now:

Thanks to the support of the Flemish Government, on the occasion of the Belgian EU Presidency 2024, Please, Touch The Artwork 2 will be available for free to anyone with a smartphone/tablet (Apple Appstore, Google Play) and on Windows/Mac (Steam). No ads, no hidden fees, no paid DLC – just a free game to savor at your own pace. ​

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About the game

Assist a wandering skeleton artist in navigating a surreal, hand-painted universe, while collecting hidden objects for its quirky inhabitants. ​Solve casual puzzles and fix gaps and cracks in the paintings. Carefully crafted from works by James Ensor, a Belgian pioneer in the world of Modern Art.

Key features

  • Explore 5 unique worlds - Embark on a journey through five distinct worlds, each brimming with the mesmerizing art of James Ensor. Discover hidden treasures and unravel the mysteries within his famous paintings.
  • Hints when stuck - Stuck on a particularly elusive object? No worries! Players can request hints to nudge them in the right direction. This ensures a frustration-free adventure, allowing you to seamlessly continue your exploration.
  • Simple point & click controls - Navigate the world by clicking or tapping where you want to move. The intuitive controls make it accessible to all types of players. Take advantage of the zoom function to delve into every intricate detail.
  • Casual hand-painted art - Interactive elements and animations made from James Ensor's authentic hand-painted works bring his masterpieces to life.
  • Atmospheric relaxing sound - Let the immersive atmosphere and tranquil soundscapes wash over you as you delve into Ensor's world. The combination of real art and calming audio creates a mesmerizing experience.
  • Highly accessible - With a light-hearted and playful approach, "Please, Touch The Artwork 2" is a delightfully cozy adventure suitable for almost everyone.

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About Studio Waterzooi

Studio Waterzooi is the one-man company behind Thomas Waterzooi. Thomas previously worked on Divinity Original Sin (Larian Studios) and Hitman (IO-Interactive) before becoming a solo indie developer in 2018. He focuses on making accessible interactive stories and playful games inspired by art, culture, society & human interest.

His games are not about skills or high scores. They are about relaxing, reflecting, playful tinkering, and being sucked into the story and aesthetics (nowadays also often referred to as "wholesome"). His first big solo project "Please, Touch The Artwork" has received several awards and international nominations. ​

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