Capybara Games

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Capybara Games
Private
IndustryVideo games
Founded2003
Headquarters,
ProductsCritter Crunch, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Super Time Force
Number of employees
22 (2014) [1]
Websitewww.capybaragames.com

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 Cancelled 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 Capy Games/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] Capy Games/Microsoft Game Studios

Reception[edit]

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]

Awards[edit]

  • 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]

References[edit]

  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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