Hempuli, creator of Baba Is You at MiXiT20


by Grégory, on January 24th 2020


For our 10th edition, we are thrilled to welcome Arvi Teikari a.k.a Hempuli, creator of indie games Environmental Station Alpha and Baba Is You, THE indie game of 2018 and multi-awarded.


For our 10th edition, we are thrilled to welcome Arvi Teikari a.k.a Hempuli, creator of the two popular indie games "Environmental Station Alpha" and "Baba Is You", the latest being THE multi-awarded indie game of 2018.

The concept of Baba Is You is simple yet wild. The player is Baba, a sort of small white animal whom must push blocks in order to achieve his goal. Among these blocks, some are composed by words. Series of these words compose the rules of the level. For example "Baba Is You" indicates that the player is Baba the animal, "Flag Is Win" indicates that touching the flag means a victory, "Wall if Stop" indicates that walls can't be crossed.

The game's defining feature is that you can push these blocks and change the rules. For example, if you remove the "Stop" block from the "Wall Is Stop" serie, you will then be able to get accross walls. If you move blocks and create the serie "Wall Is Win", touch a wall — congratulation you've won ! Level after level, the game gets trickier and more creative as there will be many ways to end each level.

For MiXiT 2020, Arvi will give two conferences, one about the creation of Baba Is You and the other focused on the game design.