Computer and video games
|Products||Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Hamilton's Great Adventure, Krater, War of the Roses, War of the Vikings, Cobalt, Escape Dead Island|
Fatshark is an independent video game development studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. The studio is located in Stockholm close to the Southern Station. Fatshark acted as a subcontractor for several AAA titles for consoles and PC, and the studio also develops its own games. The company's current name is a direct translation from Swedish slang meaning "to understand" or "to get it".
It originated from a company called Northplay, which subcontracted for various Swedish companies between 2003 and 2008. The company is best known for its involvement with the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360; developing for both, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 and versions of their PC game Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West.
Released and future games
As a recent and smaller developer, Fatshark has had some degree of success with its early releases. In 2010, Fatshark released Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West for PC. Described as "Team Fortress 2 meets Wild West", the game received a 7.0 rating from GameSpot.
A subsequent 2011 release, Hamilton's Great Adventure was received as a surprising change in the developer's choice of gameplay and genre as it focused more on single-player elements with a relatively low learning curve. Several gaming news outlets covered the company's 2012 release-announcement and footage of Krater, a role-playing video game.
Fatshark later release War of the Roses in 2012, and received a 7.5 rating from GameSpot, 8.0 rating from Eurogamer, and was listed in the Guardian as one of the best games to play in the autumn of 2012. The critics promoted the game for its innovativeness and “freshness”, but also noted a rather steep learning curve. War of the Vikings was later released in 2014 as the next installment in the War Franchise. The game added new features such as special attacks, a new Arena mode and the ability to throw weapons, and was set during the Viking Age rather than 15th century England.
In July 2014, the announcement trailer for Escape Dead Island was released.
|Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West||2010||Steam, PlayStation 3|
|Bionic Commando Rearmed 2||2011||PlayStation 3, Xbox Live Arcade|
|Hamilton's Great Adventure||2011||Steam, PlayStation 3, Android|
|War of the Roses||2012||Steam|
|War of the Vikings||2014||Steam|
|Escape Dead Island||2014||Steam, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
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