Asobo Studio

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Asobo Studio SARL
Private
IndustryVideo games
Founded17 October 2002; 18 years ago (2002-10-17)
FoundersSébastien Wloch
David Dedeine
Ralph Musti
Martial Bossard
Nicolas Coquard
Cédric Rousseau
Frédéric Seiss
Franck Manon
Alain Guyet
Nicolas Becavin
Patrice Bourroncle
Andreas Nick
Headquarters,
Key people
Sébastien Wloch
David Dedeine
ProductsA Plague Tale: Innocence
Microsoft Flight Simulator
RevenueIncrease 7 million (2014)
Number of employees
140+ (2018)
Websitewww.asobostudio.com

Asobo Studio SARL is a French video game developer based in Bordeaux and founded in 2002. The studio has developed 17 video games, including video game adaptations of several Pixar movies, A Plague Tale: Innocence, and the 2020 version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

History[edit]

In 2002, twelve video game developers decided to work together. They bought the rights to the multiplayer PlayStation 2 game Super Farm and founded Asobo Studio. Their first game was published in 2003 by Ignition Entertainment. During the following years, the studio developed several games for various platforms, until being chosen by publisher THQ to create the video game adaptation of Pixar film Ratatouille. Asobo started increasing its growth speed, recruiting about 20% new employees a year, leading to two separate production lines. Asobo was selected to develop the video game adaptation of Pixar's following films WALL-E and Up.

During the 2008 Games Convention, the video game publisher Codemasters announced Fuel, a racing game developed by Asobo Studio. Fuel was released in 2009 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the PC. The studio worked on Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure for Xbox 360 Kinect between 2010 and 2012. The game features a scanning process, enabling the player to create their own Pixar avatar, looking like them. It features characters from Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Cars, Up and Toy Story. The game was published by Microsoft and Disney Interactive Studios in March 2012.

In 2014, Asobo Studio partnered with Ubisoft to release Monopoly Family Fun pack on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, including Monopoly Plus, My Monopoly and Monopoly Deal, as well as The Crew for Xbox 360. In 2016, Asobo Studio partners with Microsoft again to release two games on HoloLens: Fragments and Young Conker. Both games are available in the Developer Edition, released on March 30, 2016. Asobo Studio was the first independent developer in Holographic Entertainment and won the 2016 French Video Game Creator Prize awarded by Syntec Numérique EY and SNJV.[citation needed] In 2017, the studio announced A Plague Tale: Innocence, an adventure game, released for PC and consoles in 2019 and published by Focus Home Interactive. They also worked with Engine Software to develop Monopoly for Nintendo Switch, which came out later that year. Their latest release was Microsoft Flight Simulator, published on August 18, 2020 for Microsoft Windows.[1]


Games developed[edit]

Year Game Publisher Platform(s)
PS2 Xbox Win Mac NGC PSP Wii X360 PS3 PS4 XOne NSW
2003 Super Farm Ignition Entertainment Yes No No No No No No No No No No No
2004 Sitting Ducks LSP Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
2004 The Mummy: The Animated Series HIP Interactive Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No
2005 Nemesis Strike Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Game Factory Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No
2007 Ratatouille THQ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No
2008 WALL-E Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No No
2009 Fuel Codemasters No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No No
2009 Up THQ Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No No
2010 Racket Sports Party Ubisoft No No No No No No Yes No No No No No
2010 Toy Story 3 Disney Inter­active Studios Yes No No No No Yes No No No No No No
2010 Racket Sports Ubisoft No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
2012 Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure Microsoft Studios No No Yes No No No No Yes No No Yes No
2014 The Crew Ubisoft No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
2014 Monopoly Plus No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2016 Fragments – HoloLens Microsoft Studios No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
2016 Young Conker – HoloLens No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
2016 ReCore No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes No
2016 Quantum Break No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes No
2017 Disneyland Adventures No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes No
2017 Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Ani­mal Collection No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes No
2018 The Crew 2 Ubisoft No No Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No
2019 A Plague Tale: Innocence Focus Home Interactive No No Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator[2] Xbox Game Studios No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes No

Awards[edit]

  • STEAM Award 2019 Outstanding story rich game for A Plague Tale: Innocence[3]
  • Annie Award 2008 Best Animated Video Game for Ratatouille[4]
  • GameSpot Most Surprisingly Good Game Special Achievement 2008 for WALL-E PS2 (nominee)[5]
  • GameSpot Better Use of a Creative License Special Achievement 2008 for WALL-E PS2 (nominee)[5]
  • French Video Game Festival Milthon of Best consoles video game for WALL-E PS2 (nominee)[6]
  • Guinness World Records. Award for largest playable area in a console game for Fuel.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Microsoft Flight Simulator Set for Launch on August 18 for PC, also with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta)". Microsoft Flight Simulator. 2020-06-13. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  2. ^ https://www.asobostudio.com/news/microsoft-flight-simulator
  3. ^ https://store.steampowered.com/app/752590/A_Plague_Tale_Innocence/
  4. ^ https://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/Annie_Awards/2008
  5. ^ a b http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/walle/video/6202626/best-of-2008-special-achievements
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2009-01-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://kotaku.com/5265942/fuel-is-the-biggest-console-game-ever

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