Video games that
make a difference

We develop and design video games, interactive applications, and engaging experiences with a measurable impact – educational, narrative, emotional, or anything in between. By partnering with universities, museums, public institutions, and private companies, we synergize skills and knowledge to make the world a better place.


musiculum SPIEL screenshot

musiculum SPIEL

A game for kids and young adults to discover and learn about musical instruments. It’s designed to spark creativity and interest in a playful way. The game is completely free to play on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. It was developed in cooperation with media pedagogues and experts from the musiculum in Kiel and has been nominated for two TOMMI awards.

Friedland in_motion

Together with the Museum Friedland we developed a gamified app that guides visitors through the border transit camp in Friedland. The app guides visitors through a wealth of information and materials in a playful manner. The multilingual project included the development of an interactive web presence and culminated in the creation of two board games.

Codename “Deichpunk”

We’re currently developing a game concept for our next indie game, codename “Deichpunk”. The project addresses climate change and its impacts on our lives. The project is funded through the “Landesprogramm Wirtschaft” by the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Your project?

We specialize in full-stack or partial game development, educational games, gamification, and more, our portfolio reflects our passion for creating impactful experiences. From game and app development to immersive 360-degree photo and video production, our diverse skills are at your service.

Let’s combine our creativity and expertise to create something extraordinary.

Recent BLogposts


We were impressed by the team’s creative approach and their ability to solve problems. We wholeheartedly recommend Off The Beaten Track as a reliable partner for the development and design of video games and look forward to further collaborative projects with them.

Dr. Katharina Pittrich, Hogrefe Innovation Lab

Highlight: The CEO who thinks ahead and not just along.
Learning: OTBT finds a solution even when I don’t know what to do!
Specialty: The team at OTBT combines a wide range of disciplines and thereby shows the way into the future.

Meike Christiansen, CEO of TRUSTease

Our collaboration with OTBT was professional and uncomplicated. The team implemented our wishes very competently, creatively and reliably. Overall: A great collaboration and very professional implementation of the game. Thanks a lot for this!

– The musiculum Team

Working with Jens and his team is a lot of fun. Their uncomplicated, helpful and flexible style made it easy for us to let more commissions follow the first one – expecially since the result is always great!

Hendrik Peeters, CEO of Tivola Games