We didn’t know it but Squids Odyssey was actually designed for the Switch!

Posted by on 06.21.18
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We’ve been thinking about bringing the Squids to Switch as soon as we started working on Furi for Switch. That’s it, we’ve done it and our darling tactical underwater RPG Squids Odyssey will be launching on Nintendo Switch on July 5th. We believe the Switch version makes the game shine and is our best version so far.

Check-it out and let us know what you think.

More info on the game below.

Squids Odyssey is a pretty unique proposition: a tactical turn-based RPG with a twist of fling mechanism. The adventure takes place under the sea, as a murky black ooze is turning once friendly crustaceans into cranky monsters. With their realm under siege, a scrappy shoal of Squid heroes has no choice but to fight back.

But Squids Odyssey is not just about jaunty art style, quirky dialogues and cheerful music. The game offers a challenging tactical RPG experience. Hero classes, stat-boosting helmets, power-ups and the levels environment add a strategic element to the role-playing gameplay. The game features 90 missions for 15 hours of gameplay and the Pro Mode, with completely redesigned missions, doubles the challenge.

While working on Furi for the Switch, we kept thinking that Squids would be a perfect fit for the console” said Emeric Thoa the game Creative Director. “You can use the touch screen or buttons and sticks, the format is perfect to enjoy the dialogues, the art shines on the small screen but you can also blast it full scale on a big TV, and you can take your game anywhere. We didn’t know it then, but the game was actually designed for the Switch! This is definitely our best version so far.

Offre de stage Level design / Level art

Posted by on 05.09.18
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[POSTE REMPLI]
Nous recherchons un ou une stagiaire en level design et level art pour notre prochain jeu consoles et PC.

Poste :  Stage conventionné

Dates : De juillet à décembre 2018 (6 mois).

Lieu : A distance ou à Montpellier

Compétences :

  • Création de topologie des niveaux, travail sur le flow de navigation
  • Intégration d’élément gameplay, tuning du pacing, des challenges
  • Intégration d’élément narratifs et cinématiques
  • Production d’éléments de communication (footage vidéo, screenshots)
  • Test et polish des niveaux de jeu
  • Optionnel : modélisation de props et éléments de décor, production d’animation
  • Moteur : Unity
  • Grande autonomie, polyvalence technique.

Il s’agit d’un stage qui peut se faire à distance en télétravail ou dans nos locaux à Montpellier. Les deux tiers de l’équipe sont déjà « à distance », nous sommes organisé.e.s pour travailler en équipe de cette façon.

Rémunération : Rémunération de stage conventionnelle (554€/mois)

Pour postuler : Portfolio et un petit mot à hello@thegamebakers.com

Merci de vos candidatures !

Furi update on Steam with speedrun in Furier!

Posted by on 03.28.18
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We just updated Furi on Steam with the official Furier Speedrun mode, with leaderboards. Update 1.4.116 is available for anyone who owns the DLC “One More Fight” (The Flame and Bernard are part of the speedrun). A whole new challenge awaits… We’re really looking forward to seeing the wonders you can do in this mode!

At the same time the game is 50% off today, as Daily Deal. That puts it under 10 € / $.
The jailer is the key, parry-charge-dash-parry and you will be free.

Get the game here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/423230

The update announcement here : http://steamcommunity.com/games/423230/announcements/detail/1673524539862379689

– The Game Bakers

Furi Artbook available now

Posted by on 02.27.18
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Since Furi’s release, we have wanted to share with fans and videogame lovers the amazing work done by the Furi art team over the two years of development. Today we are happy to announce we have gathered it all in a beautiful artbook.

In Furi Complete Artworks you will find the ultra-detailed characters sketches by Takashi Okazaki – renowned mangaka and the game character artist – but also work by the whole of Furi Art team: the environments concept art, cutscenes storyboards or even research drawings for combat moves.

Notes from the dev team help understand the creative process behind the guardians, their worlds and Rider, as well as the nurturing back and forth between game design and art.

There is also a Bonus section that includes artworks for characters or scenes that didn’t make it into the game.

Furi Complete Artworks comes as a softcover book of 144 pages, on art-quality paper, measuring 255 x 180 mm (10 x 7 inches) with dust jacket.

It is priced at 30 € / 30$ and is available now.

Our partner online store ships worldwide.

We hope you like it !

Get your copy HERE

    

 

Full press release below.

 

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FURI COMPLETE ARTWORKS

The collector Furi artbook gathers all preparatory works from the artists who brought Furi to life

Indie game developer The Game Bakers are proud to announce the release of Furi Complete Artworks, a behind-the-scenes exploration of the visual development that went into the critically-acclaimed video game Furi.

The book gathers all the preparatory artworks from the artists who brought Furi to life over two years of development. Readers will discover ultra-detailed characters sketches by Takashi Okazaki – renowned mangaka and the game character artist – but also work by the whole of Furi Art team: the environments concept art, cutscenes storyboards or even research drawings for combat moves. The Bonus section includes artworks for characters or scenes that didn’t make it into the game.

Furi Complete Artworks comes as a softcover book of 144 pages, on art-quality paper, measuring 255 x 180 mm (10 x 7 inches) with dust jacket.

It is priced at 30 € / 30$ and is available now.
The partner online store ships worldwide.

Get the artbook HEREhttps://www.merchandise.game/products/furi-artbooks-furi-complete-artworks

Artbook store page: https://www.merchandise.game/products/furi-artbooks-furi-complete-artworks
All assets in the media alert are available HERE
All assets about Furi are available HERE

More about Furi

Fight your way free in our frenzied all-boss fighter, and discover what’s waiting behind the last gate. Furi is an ultra-responsive combat game with a unique mix of fast-paced sword fighting and dual-stick shooting. Each of the formidable guardians—designed by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki—has a unique combat style that requires focus and skill to defeat. The high-energy action gets a boost from an award-winning soundtrack composed by up-and-coming electro and synthwave musicians.

Deemed ‘supremely stylish,’ ‘genre-bending,’ and ‘intensely engaging’ by the gaming press and praised for its unique mix of sword fighting and dual-stick shooting, Furi has garnered an overwhelming 93% positive reviews on Steam.

Furi is available on Switch, PS4, Steam and Xbox One. www.furigame.com

Watch the game trailer here: https://youtu.be/iMuHjg5oA-s

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ABOUT THE GAME BAKERS

The Game Bakers is an independent game studio founded by Audrey Leprince and Emeric Thoa. To sum it up, they make their games like they cook their food: with a lot of love. They strive to bring gamers experiences that will be remembered long after the game is finished. The studio is based in France, but they work with a team of collaborators around the world. Aside from Furi, their track record since going indie includes the SQUIDS tactical action series, available on mobile and Nintendo platforms, and the mobile brawler Combo Crew. For more about The Game Bakers, go to their website: www.thegamebakers.com

Furi Switch – Version differences

Posted by on 01.12.18
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That’s it! Furi is available on Switch and that makes us very happy and proud. The players’ response so far is extremely positive and the press seems to validate the quality of the port.

Some players asked if there was any differences with the other versions (PS4, XboxOne, PC). There are some minor differences indeed, that I will list below. I won’t talk about the small technical optimisations we did. For instance, in the other versions, the hair and coat of the main character are rendered with physics, and in the Switch version, we made all the movements within the animations. It looks almost better, and saves a lot of frames. The list below focuses on differences that affect gameplay.

Difficulty balancing

The bosses HP has been reduced by 20% in long range combat only, and in Furi difficulty mode only.
After a year of watching players and getting feedback, we felt that the Switch version could benefit from a minor difficulty tweak. Because we think that difficulty is key to make a boss memorable, we didn’t take that change lightly. We asked Switch owners who never played Furi to come to the studio and playtest this new balancing. The didn’t feel it was to easy – oh boy no they didn’t.
They difficulty tweak doesn’t remove what’s difficult in the game (learning the patterns, the time required to parry or dodge), but makes retrying a little bit less tedious. I guess for the speedrunners competing on the global ladder, this means the Switch version is a different category.

Shoot patterns optimisation

Some shoot patterns have been modified to improve the performances on Switch.
This can mean: reducing the amount of bullets but increasing their size, reducing their time on screen, or designing a new pattern. It only affects a handful of patterns in the game, but was necessary to keep a smooth framerate.
You can see on this video that visually, the game is on par with the PS4 version, but you can also see the difference in one of the shoot pattern from The Chain (around 2:10):


(Note: in this video, the audio on Switch was badly compressed. There is no audio difference between the PS4 and the Switch, we double checked).

No speedrun leaderboards, but a « Furier Speedrun » mode

There are no global leaderboards in the Switch version, but on the other hand you can speedrun the game in Furier difficulty, which includes The Flame and Bernard (the DLC « One More Fight » bosses). The Speedrun in Furier is not available on other consoles.

« One More Fight » unlocks after finishing the game once

The PS4 & PC DLC « One More Fight » unlocks after getting any ending in Furi mode (also true for the secret ending in The Song level).
It also unlocks if you use the TGB code: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdbDZMkfl7E

That’s all the differences there are with the PS4 and PC version.

Furi available today on Nintendo Switch

Posted by on 01.11.18
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Today is a good day, Furi is out on Nintendo Switch!!

Our content complete, challenging dash-and-slash adventure is available via the Nintendo eShop, priced at €19.99 /$19.99 /£17.99 .

Find the game on the eShops in UK, US, France

Furi’s release on Nintendo Switch is entirely feature complete. The Nintendo Switch edition includes the boss roster-expanding “One More Fight” DLC, all improvements and updates previously added to the game’s Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 versions, and the option to speedrun its ultra-challenging Furier difficulty mode.

We’ve worked hard on this version and we can’t wait to hear from new players about their experience of Furi on Switch, and possibly also from existing fans who are buying the game again to enjoy the convenience of the console!

Thank you all for your support!

The full press release is available below.

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Furi is released today for Nintendo Switch

The Game Bakers’ action hit lands on the hybrid console in feature-complete style

Montpellier, FRANCE, January 11th, 2018 – French indie game studio The Game Bakers are pleased to confirm that their hit action game Furi is available for Nintendo Switch today.

Furi’s high-speed, dash-and-slash (and shoot) gameplay is set within a boss-rush structure, pitting the player against a series of intimidating enemies, on a mysterious quest for freedom. The game features character design by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki, and a highly acclaimed electronic soundtrack from a range of celebrated producers including Carpenter Brut, Danger and The Toxic Avenger.

Watch the latest trailer for Furi here.

Furi’s release on Nintendo Switch is entirely feature complete. The Nintendo Switch edition includes the boss roster-expanding “One More Fight” DLC, all improvements and updates previously added to the game’s Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 versions, and the option to speedrun its ultra-challenging Furier difficulty mode.

A critical hit on its previous platforms, Furi has a Steam rating of 93%, and received impressive reviews from a host of high-profile international publications and websites.

The Nintendo Switch edition of Furi is available digitally via the Nintendo eShop, priced at £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99. Links to the stores in UK,US, France.

Assets for the Switch edition of Furi, including screenshots and trailers, are available in the Furi press room.

Follow The Game Bakers on Twitter, Facebook, and at the studio’s official website. Find Furi’s official website here.

© 2017 Nintendo. Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con are trademarks of Nintendo.

Furi confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch Thursday January 11th, 2018.

Posted by on 01.04.18
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Furi is confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch next Thursday January 11th, 2018.
Our content complete, challenging dash-and-slash adventure will be available via the Nintendo eShop, priced at €19.99 /$19.99 /£17.99 .

Watch the game’s latest trailer here.
Furi’s release on Nintendo’s console is entirely feature complete. The Switch edition includes the boss roster-expanding “One More Fight” DLC, the option to speedrun its ultra-challenging Furier difficulty mode (never before available on console), and all improvements and updates previously added to the game.
We are available for interview about the Switch edition of Furi.
If you would like to review the game, let us know at magic@thegamebakers.com

Boss fight on the Go! Furi is coming to Switch early 2018

Posted by on 11.30.17
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Yeah, Furi is coming to Switch soon, early 2018. We have put a lot of effort in it, but we are very happy with the result!!

The game looks and plays great! The Switch version will include all the content that has been released for Furi across all platforms so far, as well as all even more optimization, bug fixes and other tweaks we have done over the last months. It’s a great package for Switch players.

Apart from the pleasure of having a whole bunch of new players discovering the game, we are also particularly happy as there was not one day when we didn’t receive a mail or a tweet from a fan asking for Furi on Switch. We heard them in particular talking about the pain of having to interrupt a fight because life was calling. Well now with the Switch, you can continue your boss fight on the go!

At The Game Bakers, we love the Switch and we play on it a lot, but we are particularly proud to bring a game like Furi on it. There are not many fast-paced arcade & action games on Switch so far!

The game will be priced $20/20€.
We will confirm shortly the release date.

The trailer is here:

The full press release is below.

 


November 30, 2017 – Indie developers The Game Bakers brings their ultra-fast-paced, combat-action hit Furi to Nintendo Switch.

Furi is all about the tension of one-on-one fights against imposing opponents over a mysterious quest for freedom. Praised for its unique mix of sword fighting and twin-stick shooting, Furi has been called “supremely stylish and intensely engaging” (Games Radar) and “tight and empowering” (Games™), and has garnered 92% in positive user reviews on Steam.

Watch the Switch announcement trailer for Furi here: https://youtu.be/CnN58Sh7ODY

With its stylish aesthetic and unique character design – by Takashi Okazaki, Afro Samurai’s creator – and its killer soundtrack featuring popular electro musicians Carpenter Brut, Danger and more, the game is a love letter to Japanese action games such as No More Heroes, Metal Gear Solid and Godhand.

“Furi is a game that’s constantly taunting you,” comments Emeric Thoa the game Creative Director. “There is something deeply personal about a boss fight: it’s just you against one opponent. And being interrupted is even more frustrating than losing. But with the Switch, you can take the game and all of its boss fights with you wherever you go. »

This feature-complete Nintendo Switch edition will be available early 2018, including all the content and improvements released so far for Furi.

Media contact: magic@thegamebakers.com

MEDIA KIT    FURI SITE

ABOUT FURI

ABOUT THE GAME BAKERS
The Game Bakers is an independent game studio founded by Audrey Leprince and Emeric Thoa. To sum it up, they make their games like they cook their food: with a lot of love. They strive to bring gamers experiences that will be remembered long after the game is finished. Aside from Furi, their track record since going indie includes the SQUIDS tactical action series, available on mobile and Nintendo platforms, and the mobile brawler Combo Crew. TheGameBakers.com

Questions-Réponses sur l’industrie du jeu vidéo et les métiers

Posted by on 11.21.17
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[English below]

Tous les ans à cette période, je reçois des dizaines de candidatures d’élèves de 3ème qui veulent faire leur stage chez Game Bakers. Depuis quelques années j’ai aussi des demandes d’entretiens par des étudiants en IUT d’informatique, qui désirent poser des questions à un professionnel afin de dresser le portrait d’un métier lié à l’informatique.

Evidemment, je ne peux pas recevoir tous les élèves de 3ème, ni faire dix entretiens d’une heure auprès des étudiants. Mais j’aimerais proposer quelque chose cette année : un questions-réponses en live, sur Twitch, pendant lequel je répondrai aux questions des spectateurs connectés sur le chat ou à des questions que l’on m’aura préalablement envoyées par email, sur Twitter ou sur les commentaires de ce post.

Ce stream s’adresse à tous ceux qui sont intéressés par l’industrie du jeu vidéo, les métiers du jeu vidéo, les études pour intégrer cette industrie, les compétences requises pour trouver un emploi et s’y plaire. Une attention particulière sera portée aux questions des plus jeunes et des filles – à qui l’on veut parfois faire croire que l’informatique et les jeux vidéo sont des trucs de mecs.

Pour participer :

  • Envoyez vos questions par email à emeric (at) thegamebakers (.com) 
  • Envoyez vos questions par twitter @emericthoa
  • Envoyez vos questions en laissant un commentaire ici même.
  • Connectez-vous sur Twitch à cette adresse, samedi 25 novembre 2017 à 14h (début du twitch vers 14h15) :
    https://www.twitch.tv/emericthoa/

A samedi !

Emeric – The Game Bakers

PS :
Sur le même sujet, un article à destination des étudiants qui veulent faire du jeu vidéo leur métier :
https://www.thegamebakers.com/conseils-aux-etudiants/

Et le référentiel métiers du jeu vidéo.

[For the english speakers]

I’m doing a Q&A about the game industry, the jobs, the schools, on twitch on saturday 25th. The goal is to answer questions from students and especially young ones (14/15 y.o.). It’s going to be in french only, but if many non-french speakers are interested I could do that again in english.

Offre de stage – Artiste 3D

Posted by on 08.25.17
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[***********************POSTE POURVU 30/08/2017***********************]

Nous recherchons un.e stagiaire artiste 3D, dont la mission sera de modéliser, texturer et intégrer des props et environnements de notre prochain jeu console et PC sous Unity.

Compétences :

  • Modélisation 3D et texturing (plutôt pour du traitement non réaliste).
  • Maitrise du pipeline graphique de Unity.
  • Connaissance des contraintes et techniques d’optimisation.
  • VFX et Shader sont toujours un plus !
  • Bases en animation sont aussi un plus.
  • Grande autonomie, polyvalence technique.

Il s’agit d’une mission qui peut se faire à distance en télétravail ou dans nos locaux à Montpellier.
Les deux tiers de l’équipe sont déjà « à distance », nous sommes organisés pour travailler en équipe de cette façon.

Poste :  Stage conventionné – Artiste 3D environnement

Dates :  Septembre 2017 à Février 2018 (4 à 6 mois, préférence 6 mois).

Lieu : A distance ou à Montpellier

Rémunération : Rémunération de stage conventionnelle (554€/mois)

Pour postuler : Portfolio et un petit mot à hello@thegamebakers.com

Merci de vos candidatures passionnées !