Nadeo

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Nadeo
Subsidiary of Ubisoft
Industry Computer and video game industry
Founded 2000
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people
Florent Castelnérac
Products TrackMania series (2003-present)
Virtual Skipper series (1999-2007)
QuestMania
ShootMania Storm (2013)
Number of employees
40
Parent Ubisoft (2009-present)

Nadeo is a French video game developer, based at Paris in the 15e district. They are the developers of the TrackMania, QuestMania, ShootMania Storm and Virtual Skipper series of video games.

In February 2009, advertisements began appearing occasionally on TrackMania load screens for Nadeo's ShootMania and QuestMania, presumably a first-person shooter and RPG, respectively. There were websites created for both of these games: ShootMania.com and QuestMania.com, currently offering nothing in exception of backgrounds, presenting its game through advertisements shown in TrackMania. On October 5, 2009, the company was acquired by French publisher Ubisoft.[1][2]

In the end, Nadeo created the Maniaplanet[3] plateform, dedicated to its games and the content created by its community for their games in 2012. With this plateform, creators can create and share the content they made like game modes, 3D models, items and even complete pack (like Total Conversion in Half-Life) directly from Maniaplanet.

Maniaplanet included a large suit of tools aimed to create content more easily than professionnal tools. Those tools are for example:

  • A track/map editor
  • A editor tool (videomaking)
  • A dedicated script language to create game modes and ingame website/interface)
  • A weapon editor
  • An item editor

Games[edit]

Almost all games are for Windows, and have been published through Focus Home Interactive (and international partners) until 2009 and then by Ubisoft:

Games Type Year Plateform Publisher
Trackmania Racing 2003 Windows Focus Home Interactive
Virtual Skipper 3 Skipping 2003 Windows Focus Home Interactive
Trackmania: Power Up! Racing 2004 Windows Focus Home Interactive
Trackmania Sunrise Racing 2005 Windows Focus Home Interactive
Trackmania Original Racing 2005 Windows Focus Home Interactive
Virtual Skipper 4 Skipping 2005 Windows Focus Home Interactive
Trackmania Sunrise: eXtreme ! Racing 2005 Windows Focus Home Interactive
Trackmania Nations Racing 2006 Windows Focus Home Interactive
Trackmania United Racing 2006 Windows Focus Home Interactive
Virtual Skipper 5: 32nd America's Cup: The Game Skipping 2007 Windows Focus Home Interactive
Trackmania Nations Forever Racing 2008 Windows Focus Home Interactive
Trackmania United Forever Racing 2008 Windows Focus Home Interactive
Trackmania² Canyon Racing 2011 Windows Ubisoft
Shootmania Storm FPS 2013 Windows Ubisoft
Trackmania² Stadium Racing 2013 Windows Ubisoft
Trackmania² Valley Racing 2013 Windows Ubisoft
Next Shootmania (Cryo?) FPS TBA Windows Ubisoft
Next Trackmania² (Lagoon?) Racing TBA Windows Ubisoft
Questmania RPG TBA Windows Ubisoft

Trackmania² Lagoon and Shootmania Cryo are rumoured next games from Nadeo (but still unconfirmed). Console versions of Trackmania exist (Trackmania DS, Trackmania Wii and Trackmania Turbo (on Nintendo DS)) but they have been developped by Fireband Games.

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