Factsheet

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

Release date:
27 June, 2012

Platforms:
iOS

Website:
facebook.com/squidsthegame

Regular Price:

USD$1.99
EUR€1.59
CAD$1.99
GBP£1.29

Description

SQUIDS Wild West has a unique mix of action strategy and RPG: build your team of heroes for challenging turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimp! This sequel is even better than the first game, with many surprises in store: devious new enemies, four new playable characters, and nearly twice as many levels. You can even ride seahorses into battle! The Squids are back: bigger and better! The epic adventure continues as our band of stretchy heroes explore the underwater Wild West, fight back against the evil Black Ooze, and search for Winnick, their fallen comrade. If you don't know SQUIDS yet, SQUIDS Wild West is a great place to start!

History

When Squids was conceived, it was already thought as a trilogy (or a quadrilogy, we are still debating about that). We had the outline for the whole adventure, across continents and cultures we wanted our Squids to revisit. After Aukai (Hawaï) and Thalas (Greece), the American Wild West and Japan were our favorite. We knew the Wild West was the right choice when we came up with awesome artworks of the new Squids heroes. They encapsulated all the magic and DNA of Squids: quirky little Squids characters adventuring in an epic world infused with pop culture and historic references, with loads of humor. Just listen to the soundtrack to hear some of our references! With Wild West we were also determined to fix the small hick-ups that were left in Squids. We worked so much on improving the game based on players and journalists feedback. Wild West is one of our best rated game: it was rated in the 90+ for most of 2012, and like its big brother Squids still boasts a 5-star rating on the App Store.

Features

  • Brand new chapter in the funny and exciting SQUIDS saga
  • Unique mix of turn-based tactics and classic RPG elements
  • An epic adventure: hours of gameplay with varied missions and boss battles
  • Simple controls: grab Squids by the tentacles, then fling them across the battlefield
  • Four character classes with different abilities: shooters, scouts, troopers, and healers
  • Recruit your own Squid army among 12+ playable characters
  • Equip your Squids with special ability-boosting helmets
  • Customize your party with special ability-boosting helmets
  • Universal App with iCloud syncing—play on any device and store your progress!
  • The game is localized in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Russian

Videos

Launch Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (25MB)
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download logo files as .zip (3MB)
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Awards & Recognition

  • "Best RPGs of 2012, Touch Arcade" December 2012

Selected Articles

  • "Its artwork, its animations, its character — almost everything about SQUIDS exudes warmth and attention to detail. It is a labor of love, not just a product. And, most importantly, it’s fun."
    - Mike Bellmore, GameZebo
  • "An excellent chapter in the story of Squids, one with dramatic tension, clever dialogue and all those kinds of good things. Let's hope The Game Bakers has plenty of chance to continue this tale, because if the first two games are any indication, Squids is a series with legs."
    - Nissa Campbell, Touch Arcade
  • "One of the deepest and most enjoyable franchises on iOS."
    - Scott Nichols, Digital Spy

Original Soundtrack
Available for from Romain Gauthier's Bandcamp ninomojo.bandcamp.com.

Squids games - Guide Book
Overviews of all missions in Squids, Squids Wild West and Squids Odyssey: objectives, secret star location and waves of ennemies thegamebakers.com.


About THE GAME BAKERS

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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 – right above a bakery – but they work as a "studio in the clouds" with a team of collaborators around the world.

More information
More information on THE GAME BAKERS, our logo & relevant media are available here.


SQUIDS Wild West Credits

Emeric Thoa
Creative Director, The Game Bakers

Audrey Leprince
Executive Producer, The Game Bakers

Nam Hoang
Technical Director, Programmer, The Game Bakers

Jerome Renéaume
Artistic Director, Freelancer

And many other amazing folks here:
Complete credits


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