Squids Odyssey mobile

Posted by on 10.24.18
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Hello there,

After the Switch and Steam, we are bringing Squids Odyssey to mobile. We decided to bring our two classic games Squids and Squids Wild West up to date a new mobile version. Our Squids games are timeless, their award-winning art direction and tactical gameplay make them feel as fresh today as they did in 2011. But still, we had made substantial improvements to Squids Wild West that we wanted to bring to Squids and the devices had evolved. There was also the new chapter of Wakame that we wanted mobile players to discover. So we have packaged the two remastered games into Squids Odyssey that includes a new chapter and lots of improvements. We hope you enjoy it!

If you are a collector, it’s good time to keep your classic Squids and Squids Wild West on your phone, as they will now be discontinued from the stores. It’s time to say bye to our first two games that still had over 4.3 / 4.5 in players rating today!

Full presse release below.


Squids Odyssey, with Squids and Squids Wild West plus extra content is out on the App Store and Google Play

October 25th 2018 – Montpellier (France) – Squids Odyssey includes Squids and Squids Wild West, two players-favorite games that have been downloaded more than 2 million times plus a whole new chapter in the Japanese kingdom of Wakame. Squids Odyssey offers a whole lot of content: more than 90 missions for 15 hours of play, even without the Pro Mode that doubles the challenge. The game is sold for 4,49$ with no in-app purchase.

The studio decided to bring the games up to date in this version.“Our Squids games are timeless, their award-winning art direction and tactical gameplay make them feel as fresh today as they did in 2011.” says Audrey Leprince, The Game Bakers co-founder. “But still, we had made substantial improvements to Squids Wild West that we wanted to bring to Squids and the devices had evolved. There was also the new chapter of Wakame that we wanted mobile players to discover. she adds.

Squids Odyssey is a unique proposition: a tactical turn-based RPG with a twist of fling mechanism. The adventure takes place under the sea. A murky black ooze is seeping into the water, 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. As they engage in battles against their oily enemies, these unlikely heroes’ squishy bodies serve as their weapons: simply stretch a Squid’s tentacles, aim, then let go to shoot it across the battlefield.

  • A challenging tactical RPG: hero classes, stat-boosting helmets, power-ups and the environment add a strategic element to the role-playing gameplay.
  • Build your party from 15 Squids in 4 classes: shooters, scouts, troopers, and healers and boost your heroes abilities with 65+ barmy helmets.
  • Engage in 90+ missions for more than 15 hours of gameplay, plus an expert Pro Mode, with completely redesigned missions, that doubles the game length.
  • Battle your way through Greek citadels, tropical coral reefs, old West inspired towns and Japanese temples to save your underwater world!
  • Includes all content previously released in the Squids series with tons of improvement and tweaks.
  • Game available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean

Mission Animation freelance sur notre prochain jeu

Posted by on 10.23.18
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Nous recherchons un ou une animatrice en mission freelance pour notre prochain jeu consoles et PC.

Type de contrat :  Mission freelance

Dates : De novembre 2018 à avril 2019 (6 mois).

Compétences :

  • Animation de créatures et animaux (déplacement et combat)
  • Animation sous Maya
  • Connaissance de Unity
  • Grande autonomie

Lieu : A distance. Il s’agit d’une mission à distance en télétravail. Les deux tiers de l’équipe sont déjà « à distance », nous sommes organisé.es pour travailler en équipe de cette façon.

Rémunération : Selon expérience

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

Merci de vos candidatures !

World domination by cephalopods! Squids Odyssey is on Steam

Posted by on 09.05.18
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In order to achieve world domination by cephalopods and because we always thought that the game belonged there among other sweet RPGs, we’re bringing our classic Squids Odyssey to Steam today.

Different versions of the game have been enjoyed on different platforms by about two million players, but here we are bringing on Steam the deluxe version, with all content ever created and tons of improvements. Plus great controls on PC.

Squids Odyssey follows the adventures of a band of unlikely Squid heroes fighting back to save their underwater kingdom from a murky black ooze.

The game is a pretty unique tactical RPG, with a great deal of content. Don’t overlook the game as a family / kids game only, it offers a real challenge and it can get tough. And there’s even a completely redesigned Pro Mode for the more hardcore players. With more than 90 levels, 3 chapters of the story, 15 heroes to recruit, the new version offers more than 15 hours of play, even without the Pro Mode.

It’s available with a 25% launch discount for the week.

To get your review code or if you have any question: magic@thegamebakers.com
More info on the game and the full press release below.
– Audrey for The Game Bakers

Squids Odyssey, tactical RPG from Furi’s creators is available now on Steam!

September 5th 2018 – French indie game studio The Game Bakers, creators of Furi, are releasing their classic tactical RPG Squids Odyssey on Steam today.

Squids Odyssey follows the adventures of a band of unlikely Squid heroes fighting back to save their underwater kingdom from a murky black ooze. The Squids engage in battles against their oily enemies using their heads! But the game is not just about gorgeous cartoon art, jaunty music and humorous storytelling: the battles provide a deep challenge as strategy and skill are required to use the environment and the Squids’ abilities to lead the team to victory!

Squids has been sometimes overlooked as a family / kid only game, but it’s a RPG with tons of content and real challenge. There’s even a Pro Mode for the hardcore players” said Emeric Thoa, the game Creative Director.

With more than 90 levels, 3 chapters of the story, 15 characters to recruit, the new version offers more than 15 hours of play. Hero classes, stat-boosting helmets, power-ups and the levels environment add a strategic element to the role-playing gameplay. The Pro Mode, with completely redesigned missions, doubles the challenge.

Composer Romain Gauthier has remixed the acclaimed soundtrack and added all music ever made for Squids, some tracks unpublished until now. It’s for free on Steam and Bandcamp.

Key features from Squids Odyssey:

  • A challenging tactical RPG: hero classes, stat-boosting helmets, power-ups and the environment add a strategic element to the role-playing gameplay.
  • Build your party from 15 Squids in 4 classes: shooters, scouts, troopers, and healers, and boost your heroes abilities with 65+ barmy helmets.
  • Engage in 90+ missions for more than 15 hours of gameplay, plus an expert Pro Mode, with completely redesigned missions, that doubles the game length.
  • Battle your way through Greek citadels, tropical coral reefs, old West inspired towns and Japanese temples to save your underwater world!
  • Includes all content previously released in the Squids series with tons of improvement and tweaks.
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Simplified Chinese.
  • 2 million players have enjoyed the game on the different platforms.

Squids Odyssey is available on Steam & Nintendo Switch (UK / US) for 14,99 € / $ or 13,49 GBP. The launch discount on Steam, -25% will last the week.

Squids Odyssey on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/822640/Squids_Odyssey

Furi Invincible mode lets players focus on the story or practice their run

Posted by on 08.29.18
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Hi, We are launching today an update to Furi on Steam: the Invincible mode.

In the vein of Soma‘s Safe mode or Celeste’s Assist mode, the Invincible mode is great for players who want to overcome a challenging fight to enjoy the audiovisual and narrative experience that is Furi. But it’s also perfect for gamers who want to practice their fight, in particular speedrunners looking to improve their record!

We’ve also added a new control scheme that was directly inspired by discussions with gamers from the community.

The update is free, and a Steam Daily Deal is bringing the game at 7,99 $ / € (-60%) starting at10AM PST / 19h CET today.

Furi on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/423230/Furi/ 

More info on the update and the game below.

Cheers,

– Audrey for The Game Bakers

Furi Invincible mode lets players focus on the story
or practice their run

Montpellier, August 28th 2018 – French indie game studio The Game Bakers is releasing a free Steam update today for their hit action game Furi.

« Furi‘s been called difficult by many, but it’s also a game that has been praised for its visual universe, its meaningful story or its high energy soundtrack. That’s why we designed this update, to let a non hardcore audience enjoy a bit of Furi too. » said Audrey Leprince the studio co-founder. The update also proves very useful for the more hardcore crowd, giving them a set of useful commands to practice their fights.

Furi’s Invincible mode update includes:

  • The Invincible mode: a set of commands that can be used to become invincible, skip a fight, skip or lock a certain phase in a fight, or weaken a boss. The feature can be used in Story mode by players who want to focus on the narrative and audio visual experience without worrying about the challenging fights. It enables players to skip completely a boss or just a difficult phase. But it can also be used by experienced players to practice their skills, in particular by speedrunners looking to practice the combat phases they spent the most time on.
  • Control Scheme D: an alternate control scheme, that helps dodging or parrying while shooting/slashing, and was designed based on discussion with the game community.

The update is free and available now.

The daily deal, -60% at 7,99$/€, is running from Wednesday August 28 to Friday August 31 (10 AM PST.)

Furi on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/423230/Furi/

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, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. www.furigame.com

ABOUT THE GAME BAKERS
The Game Bakers is an independent game studio founded by Audrey Leprince and Emeric Thoa. To sum it up, we say we make our games like we cook our food: with a lot of love, and a bit of luck. We strive to bring gamers experiences that will be remembered long after the game is finished. The studio is based in France, but we work with a team of collaborators around the world. Aside from the Squids, our track record since going indie includes Furi our frenzied bossfight game available on Switch, PS4, PC and Xbox One, and the mobile brawler Combo Crew.

Squids Odyssey Switch available today!

Posted by on 07.05.18
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That’s it, after our all-boss fighter Furi, it’s our first game, the tactical underwater RPG Squids Odyssey that is available on Nintendo Switch. We’re feeling a bit sentimental about bringing our very first game to the Switch, and a bit proud because we think the Switch is the best version so far. We’ve also set up discounts for the launch and for all players who own some of our games.

  • Trailer: https://youtu.be/-zJhJ0k3F3c
  • Press kit: HERE
  • Eshop: US / UK / FR
  • Price: 14,99 € / $ or 13,49 GBP
  • Discounts: 20% off as a launch discount for two weeks (11,99 € / $) + players who own Furi get 15% off on Squids Odyssey and players who own Squids Odyssey get 15% off on Furi too.
  • Review code, question or interview: magic@thegamebakers.com

More info on the game below.

Squids Odyssey is a unique proposition: a tactical turn-based RPG with a twist of fling mechanism. The adventure takes place under the sea. A murky black ooze is seeping into the water, 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. As they engage in battles against their oily enemies, these unlikely heroes’ squishy bodies serve as their weapons: simply stretch a Squid’s tentacles, aim, then let go to shoot it across the battlefield.

  • challenging tactical RPG: hero classes, stat-boosting helmets, power-ups and the environment add a strategic element to the role-playing gameplay.
  • Build your party from 15 Squids in 4 classes: shooters, scouts, troopers, and healers.
  • Engage in 90+ missions for more than 15 hours of gameplay, plus an expert Pro Mode, with completely redesigned missions, that doubles the game length.
  • Boost your heroes abilities with 65+ barmy helmets.
  • Battle your way through Greek citadels, tropical coral reefs, old West inspired towns and Japanese temples to save your underwater world!
  • Flexible controls: the game is playable with either the touch screen, the joysticks and buttons or the Pro Controller.
  • Includes all content previously released in the Squids series with tons of improvement and tweaks.
  • Game available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
  • 2 million players have enjoyed the game on the different platforms.

Also composer Romain Gauthier has remixed the acclaimed soundtrack and added all music ever made for Squids, some tracks unpublished until now.
It’s for free on Bandcamp here.

 

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.