February 04, 2019
November 19, 2020 (EU, JP, NA)
|Delisting||June 15, 2020 - Steam|
|Publisher||Glanderco - PC
RedDeerGames - Nintendo Switch
|Available On||PC (itch.io)
Nintendo Switch (EU, JP, NA)
|Links||Art Sqool homepage
Art Sqool was one of several games that was removed from Steam by its developer in June of 2020 in response to Valve’s silence over the Black Lives Matter movement and the death of George Floyd. The move was first made by Julian Glander who announced in a now-deleted tweet on June 12th, 2020 that he would remove both Art Sqool and Lovely Weather We’re Having from the platform.
Shortly after, Ghost Time Games founder Gabriel Koenig announced he had done the same, resulting in the delisting of Test Tube Titans and Jettomero from Steam. Dan Sanderson also removed the title First Winter from Steam. By June 17th, 2020, ‘Game Devs of Color Expo’ organizer Shawn Alexander Allen tweeted to confirm that Valve had pledged to sponsor the event. He also pointed out that Valve had recently announced their support of the ‘Black Voices in Gaming’ event from Guerilla Collective.
In all cases the titles remain available on PC from itch.io and some are available on other platforms.
About the Game
U r a froshmin at A R T S Q O O L.
Ur assignments are generated & graded by an A.I.
Can a video game make you more creative?
Can a video game make you a better artist?
Can you graduate from Art Sqool? Idk,,, that’s on u!
Explore the sprawling Art Sqool campus in 3D
Find and collect cool brushes to help you in your artistic process like the wiggle brush, rainbow pencil and mop.
Use your drawing pad to complete your assignments and progress through the game.
An A.I. art professor grades your work and hands out assignments
Over 200 inspiring prompts to help u break thru any creative block.
4-6 hours of gameplay
Creative fulfillment basically guaranteed
Soundtrack is a banger
Thanks to Dots Salchow for submitting this game to the site