Capybara Games

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Capybara Games
Type Private
Industry Video games
Founded 2003
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Products Critter Crunch, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
Employees 22 (2014) [1]
Website www.capybaragames.com/

Capybara Games is an independent game studio based out of Toronto, Canada. It focuses on the development of iPhone, Nintendo DS, and downloadable console games. The studio was founded in 2003 from a collection of Toronto IGDA members.[2]

Capybara's mascot is a mustachioed man named Hank Hudson, who can be found in most of their games.

Games developed[edit]

Title Release
Year
Platform(s) Publisher
S.M.A.B.U: Earth Wars 2005 Mobile Capybara Games
Super Shove IT! 2006 Mobile Starwave Mobile
Monkey On Your Back 2006 Mobile Infusio
Manic Medic AKA Take Yer Meds! 2006 Mobile Infospace
Critter Crunch 2008 iOS Disney/Starwave
Critter Crunch 2009/2012 PlayStation Network, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X Capybara Games
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes 2009/2011 Nintendo DS, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, Microsoft Windows Ubisoft
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP 2011/2012 iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X Capybara Games
Super Time Force 2014 Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox One, Steam, Windows Capybara Games
Below TBA Xbox One, Steam[3] Microsoft Studios

Reception[edit]

Capybara Games is widely received as an acclaimed developer, for numerous of their projects being well received, with their best received game, Critter Crunch scoring an 87 on Metacritic[4] and receiving a multitude of awards from various organizations such as IGN and Destuctoid. Other games worth mentioning include Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP scoring an 86 on Metacritic snagging numerous awards and Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes for the Nintendo DS scoring an 86[5] making the latter game the fourth best rated Nintendo DS game of 2009.[6]

Awards[edit]

  • Independent Games Festival - Critter Crunch for Best Mobile Game 2008, Best Audio 2008
  • Wave Awards - Critter Crunch for Best Mobile Game - 2007
  • IGN - Critter Crunch for Best Mobile Puzzle Game 2007, Biggest Surprise. Pillow Fight for Best Mobile Fight Game 2007.
  • IGN - Critter Crunch PSN for Best PlayStation 3 Puzzle Game 2009.[7]
  • Destructoid - Critter Crunch PSN Editors Choice.[8]
  • IGN - Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes DS for Best Nintendo DS Strategy Game 2009.[9]
  • Nintendo Power - Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes DS for DS Puzzle Game of the Year.
  • Independent Games Festival - Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP for Achievement In Art, Mobile Category 2010
  • Canadian Video Game Awards - Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes DS and Critter Crunch for Best Handheld Game and Best Downloadable Game respectively.[10][11]
  • Canadian Video Game Awards - Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP for Best Game on the Go, Best Downloadable Game, Best Indie Game, Best Original Music, and Innovation Award 2012 [12]
  • Game Developers Choice Awards - Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP for Best Handheld/Mobile Game 2012 [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Podcast Unlocked Ep. 145: Souper TIME Force - IGN
  2. ^ "PSLS Presents – Nathan Vella, Capybara Games". 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  3. ^ "BELOW – COME IN FROM THE STORM, Capybara Games". 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  4. ^ "PS3 Scores". 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  5. ^ "DS Scores". 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  6. ^ "The Best Games of 2009". 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  7. ^ "Best Of 2009". 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  8. ^ "Critter Crunch PSN Review". 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  9. ^ "Best Of 2009". 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  10. ^ "Best Of 2009". 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  11. ^ "Best Of 2009". 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  12. ^ The Canadian Videogame Awards - 3rd Annual CVA Finalists & Winners
  13. ^ Game Developers Choice Awards

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