Set in land where common physics apply, but everything else looks different. You are Tiny, a technophile guy with a ray cutter, a gripping-device and a fine attitude towards the world. But now your nemesis Big again stole the only heritage your grandpa left you: A nice pair of white, fine rib underpants! And he‘s surely up to no good, why else would he take them to that forsaken desert… Where noone goes! So load up that selfmade raygun and rope device (snitched from the local hardware store) and take your annoying and jabbering backpack to accompany you. It‘s always been good use to your gramps. Besides, the robot taxi to the desert is waiting! Run, jump, drag, shove and laser your way through the ultimately ancient scenery, gain back those underpants!


Tiny & Big started as a loose student project in 2009. After releasing a first beta tech demo in May 2009. The demo was entitled Tiny & Big : Up that Mountain and included one level, which gave the player a first impression of the core mechanics. We received a lot of positive feedback and decided to forge the prototype into a full game. One Year later, we founded Black Pants Studio in 2011, were invited to the IGF, received several awards and grew more and more into making indie games and driving the studio train. The final version of Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers was unclasped upon humanity in summer 2012 via a variety of digital platforms and as a boxed, german version as well. Since then, we’ve never stopped working on games and stuff.


  • Unique Hand-drawn Look – all hand-crafted textures, primo Hatch Shading, and dynamic Sound Words puts you right into a graphic novel!
  • Creative Jump ‘n’ Slice Gameplay – use grappling rope, rocket science and laser surgery to slice the whole world, overcoming all obstacles in your very own way. Enjoy unlimited slicing freedom and unique sandbox gameplay!
  • Better than Life Physics – experience believable physics in a completely destructible, immersive environment that has been built to be cleaved into beautiful, multi-core-simulated pieces of art!
  • Character-driven Story Line – follow Tiny into a weird and humorous story drenched in peculiarity: get back grandpa’s underpants, by all means necessary. Defeat Big, your old arch enemy in the process
  • Buckets full of Indie Music – collect more than 15 songs from hardly known but genuine indie bands. Discover new songs from the underground, and show off to your friends!



Let's Play by NerdcubedYouTube

3typen feat Bryan Kessler - Little Pretty Thing (Tiny And Big in Grandpa's Leftovers) Official Trailer YouTube


Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner of Best Youth Game" Deutscher Computerspielepreis – 2013
  • "Paedi Award" Paedi Guetesiegel - 2013
  • "Winner Best Gameplay" Brazilian International Game Festival - 2013
  • "Nominee A MAZE Trophy" A MAZE Indieconnect – 2012
  • "Honourable Mention “Technical Excellence”" Independent Game Festival – 2012
  • "Winner of Best Student Concept" Deutscher Computerspielepreis – 2011
  • "Winner Student Showcase" Independent Game Festival – 2011
  • "Winner of Best Newcomer" Deutscher Entwicklerpreis – 2011
  • "Winner of the Independent Propeller Award" IndiePub – 2011

Selected Articles

  • Absorbing gameplay and presentation combined with a mesmerizing soundtrack…
    Travis Huinker, Gaming Nexus
  • Tiny & Big is everything an indie title should be.
    Enrico Spadavecchia,
  • Delightfully drawn and packed with both personality and innovative game ideas…
    Duncan Geere, PC Gamer UK
  • A fabulous, unique gaming experience powered by a fantastic gameplay hook.
    gamesradarclint, Games Radar
  • Tiny and Big is an awkward, freewheeling treat
    Christian Donlan, Eurogamer
  • The successful experiments with lasers and harpoon make Tiny & Big a refreshing puzzle-platformer.
    Jan Woebbeking, 4Players
  • …exceptional, eclectic soundtrack.
    Adam Biessener , Game Informer
Original Soundtrack
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About Black Pants Studio

Black Pants Studio is an independent game studio rooted in Berlin.
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Tiny And Big: Grandpa's Leftovers Credits

Christian Niemand
Sebastian Stamm
Johannes Spohr
Tobias Bilgeri
Game Design
Florian Grolig
Game Design
Sebastian Schulz
Game Code
Tobias Boehm
Sound Design
Vincent Zurwesten
Sound Concierge