Capybara Games

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Capybara Games
IndustryVideo games
ProductsCritter Crunch, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Super Time Force
Number of employees
22 (2014) [1]

Capybara Games is an independent game studio based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The studio was founded in 2003 from a collection of Toronto IGDA members.[2] The company is most known for developing 2011's Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP and 2014's Super Time Force.

Games developed[edit]

Title Release year Platform(s) Publisher
S.M.A.B.U: Earth Wars 2003 Mobile Capy Games
Super Shove IT! (also known as Super Shove Shove) 2003 Mobile Capy Games/Starwave Mobile
Monkey On Your Back 2005 Mobile Capy Games/Infusio
Plant Life 2005 Mobile Capy Games
Disney/Pixar's Cars 2006 Mobile Capy Games/Disney Interactive Studios
Warner Bros' Happy Feet 2006 Mobile Capy Games/Warner Bros.
Pillowfight 2007 BlackBerry Capy Games/Digital Bridges Limited ta Iplay
Chub City 2007 Mobile Capy Games/Starwave Mobile
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 Mobile Gapy Games/Disney Interactive Studios
Take Yer Meds! 2007 Mobile Capy Games/Infospace
Critter Crunch 2007/2008/2009 Mobile, BlackBerry, iOS (iPhone/iPad), PlayStation 3, Macintosh, PC Capy Games/Disney Interactive Studios/Player X/Magmic
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes 2009/2011 DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad) Capy Games/Ubisoft/Tag Games
Heartbeat Cancelled Nintendo WiiWare Capy Games
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP 2011 iOS (iPhone/iPad), PC, Macintosh, Linux, Android, Nintendo Switch Superbrothers
Sound Shapes 2012 PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4 SCEA
Super Time Force 2014 Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Linux, Macintosh Capy Games
Don't Starve: Shipwrecked 2015 PC, Macintosh, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android Klei Entertainment
OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes 2018 Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch Cartoon Network
Below 2018 Xbox One, PC,[3] PlayStation 4 Capy Games
Grindstone 2019 iOS (iPhone/iPad), Switch Capy Games


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 & 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]


  • 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]


  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. Archived from the original on 2010-07-28. Retrieved 2010-07-22.
  7. ^ "Best Of 2009". 2009-12-09. Archived from the original on 2010-07-24. Retrieved 2010-07-22.
  8. ^ "Critter Crunch PSN Review". 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-07-22.
  9. ^ "Best Of 2009". 2009-12-09. Archived from the original on 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2010-07-22.
  10. ^ "Best Of 2009". 2009-12-09. Archived from the original on 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2010-07-22.
  11. ^ "Best Of 2009". 2009-12-09. Archived from the original on 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2010-07-22.
  12. ^ The Canadian Videogame Awards - 3rd Annual CVA Finalists & Winners Archived 2013-10-04 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Game Developers Choice Awards

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