Asobo Studio

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Asobo Studio SARL
Private
Industry Interactive entertainment
Founded 17 October 2002; 15 years ago (2002-10-17)
Founder Sébastien Wloch
David Dedeine
Ralph Musti
Martial Bossard
Nicolas Coquard
Cédric Rousseau
Frédéric Seiss
Franck Manon
Alain Guyet
Nicolas Becavin
Patrice Bourroncle
Andreas Nick
Headquarters Bordeaux, France
Key people
Sébastien Wloch
David Dedeine
Products Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure
Toy Story 3
Racket Sports Party
Fuel
Up
WALL-E
Ratatouille
Revenue Increase7 million EUR (2014)
Number of employees
140+ (2018)
Website www.asobostudio.com

Asobo Studio SARL is a French video game development company based in Bordeaux, France, that was founded in 2002. The studio has developed 17 video games for both consoles and PC, including video game adaptations of Pixar movies: Toy Story 3, Ratatouille, Up and WALL-E.

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. This very 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 on March 2012, all over the world.

For Christmas 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 2 games on HoloLens: Fragments and Young Conker. Both games are available in the Developer Edition, released on March 30, 2016. Asobo Studio is the first independent developer in Holographic Entertainment and wins 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, coming to PC & consoles in 2018 and published by Focus Home Interactive. They also worked with Engine Software to develop Monopoly for Nintendo Switch, which came out later that year.

Games developed[edit]

Year Game Publisher Platform(s)
PS2 Xbox Win Mac GCN 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 HIP Interactive 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 THQ 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 Ubisoft 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 Microsoft Studios No No Yes No No No No No No No No No
2016 ReCore Microsoft Studios No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes No
2017 Disneyland Adventures Microsoft Studios No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes No
2017 Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection Microsoft Studios No No Yes No No No No No No No Yes No
2018 A Plague Tale: Innocence Focus Home Interactive No No Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No

Awards[edit]

  • Annie Award 2008 Best Animated Video Game for Ratatouille[1]
  • GameSpot Most Surprisingly Good Game Special Achievement 2008 for WALL-E PS2 (nominee)[2]
  • GameSpot Better Use of a Creative License Special Achievement 2008 for WALL-E PS2 (nominee)[2]
  • French Video Game Festival Milthon of Best consoles video game for WALL-E PS2 (nominee)[3]
  • Guinness World Records. Award for largest playable area in a console game for Fuel.[4]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • ^ https://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/Annie_Awards/2008/
  • ^ http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/walle/video/6202626/best-of-2008-special-achievements/
  • ^ http://www.afjv.com/press0808/080828_selection_prix_festival_jeu_video.htm/
  • ^ http://kotaku.com/5265942/fuel-is-the-biggest-console-game-ever/
  • ^ http://www.pcworld.com/article/3038227/hardware/here-are-the-first-amazing-games-and-apps-for-microsofts-hololens.html/