Factsheet

Developer:
THE GAME BAKERS
Based in Montpellier and around the world

Founding date:
August 8, 2010

Website:
thegamebakers.com

Press / Business contact:
hello@thegamebakers.com

Social:
twitter.com/TheGameBakers
facebook.com/TheGameBakers

Releases:
Combo Crew
Squids Wild West
Squids Odyssey
Squids
Haven
Furi

Address:
68 grand rue Jean Moulin
34000 Montpellier
France

Phone:
+33 972 197 821

Description

The Game Bakers is an independent video game studio founded by Emeric Thoa and Audrey Leprince. To sum it up they often say that they make games like they cook food: with a lot of love. They want to create that experience that players remember, that they will have fantasies about long after the game is finished, and that makes them feel alive and energized. The studio is based in Montpellier in France but they work with a team of collaborators around the world. Their upcoming game is their cosy RPG HAVEN due for 2020. They previously released their frenzied boss battle only game FURI on all platforms, and before that their tactical RPG underwater series SQUIDS ODYSSEY and mobile brawler COMBO CREW.

History

AAA developers in their former lives, Emeric and Audrey created The Game Bakers in 2010. The team is still working hard on their upcoming dish HAVEN ... In 2016, they released their adrenaline fuelled boss-fight only game FURI for PlayStation4, Nintendo Switch, XBOX one and PC which has received raving reviews from players and the press alike. The game is praised for its ultra demanding mix of close combat and dual stick shoot, its unique art style and amazing electro soundtrack. SQUIDS, their first game released in 2011 is an underwater tactical RPG on mobile. It has received great feedback from players wwith an average 5 star user rating. SQUIDS Wild West, followed in its footsteps. It made the top 10 best ranked mobile games of 2012. SQUIDS Odyssey, a compilation of the two games with additionnal content was brought to many platforms (mobile, 3DS, WiiU), including recently to Nintendo Switch and PC. Combo Crew, a modern take on the old-school brawlers was released in 2013, bringing fighting games to mobile with innovative touch controls and asynchronous co-op play. Kotaku called it « the definitive beat-em up of the mobile age of gaming ». Partnering with Capcom they were able to add the heavyweights from Street Fighter 2 and Viewtiful Joe into the game. In 2014, the team developed a TMNT brawler for mobile for Nickelodeon and Paramount. The game launched with Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie.

Projects


Videos

FRENCH - Interview GameKult YouTube

Making of Furi - Episode 1 YouTube

Making of Furi - Episode 2 YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "SQUIDS won EIGD 2012 Art Direction Award" - Marseille, 2012
  • "Combo Crew was Apple's Editor Choice" - App Store, June 2013

Money and the App Store: A few figures that might help an indie developer
Considerations about the financial implication of making Game Bakers' first game SQUIDS thegamebakers.com.

A game studio in the Clouds
On Game Baker's organisation as a dispatched team around the world thegamebakers.com.

Emeric Thoa on Twitter
Personal twitter for Emeric Thoa (@EmericThoa) available at twitter.com.

Audrey Leprince on Twitter
Personal twitter for Audrey Leprince (@AudreyLeprince) available at twitter.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Emeric Thoa
Creative Director, Designer, Producer

Audrey Leprince
Executive Producer, Writer, Operations

Nam Hoang
Technical Director

Greg Jandot dit Danjou
Programmer

Chris Hoareau
Animator


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