Do you know what Casthalia means?
Casthalia (or Castalia) is the name of an ancient spring in Delphi/Greece, next to the temple of Apollo. It`s known for the inspiring power of its waters. In Antiquity, that water was drunk by Pythias to utter the Delphi's Oracles.
We love to create...
Serious games and other fun and educational devices!
We are passionate about providing people with meaningful experiences in specific contexts. We have done games to child, young and adult; accustomed to use computer or not; in situations of formal education (schools) and Non-Formal (like museums and workplaces); about scientific, artistic, technical, social, health and environmental subjects. We create remarkable characters, scenarios consistent and differential art for each project.
What we do?
¤ Pre-production - design and documentation (game design document; technical script); concept art; research references, content and assessment appropriate to the target audience language patterns;
¤ production - creative direction; production of images, animations, audio and text for the technology; development; heuristic evaluation;
¤ pos-production - implementation; review of the gameplay; application of test data collection and analysis.
Where we are?
Since its founding in 2000, Casthalia is headquartered in Florianópolis, capital of Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil, and is part of the polo games development companies from Santa Catarina.
Who are partners work?
Renowned researchers and students highlighted the Arts Center/University of the State of Santa Catarina and the Federal University of Santa Catarina.
Who founded Casthalia?
Ana Beatriz Bahia
Visual artist and Educational designer
She founded Casthalia with a vision to add artistic and educational value to the digital entertainment market. Ana graduated in Visual Art (University of Santa Catarina State, Brazil) and has a PhD in Education (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil). You can check her thesis about serious games produced by art museums here (in Portuguese). Ana is the creative director os the studio.
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visual artist and academic reseacher
Antonio graduated in Visual Art (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) and has a PhD in Fine Arts (University Complutense of Madrid, Spain). He has been partner on Casthalia`s projects since 2000. Antonio is professor at the University of Santa Catarina State and keeps his artistic atelier working.