Chucklefish

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Chucklefish Limited
Private
IndustryVideo games
Founded2011; 9 years ago (2011)
FounderFinn Brice
HeadquartersLondon, England
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Number of employees
18 (2020)
Websitechucklefish.org

Chucklefish Limited is a British video game developer and publisher based in London. Founded in 2011 by Finn Brice, the company specialises in retro-styled games. Chucklefish is best known for developing Starbound and Wargroove, as well as publishing Risk of Rain and Stardew Valley.

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Genre(s) Platform(s)
2016 Starbound Action-adventure Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows
2019 Wargroove[1][2] Turn-based tactics Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
TBA Witchbrook[3] Simulation, role-playing Microsoft Windows
Wayward Tide[4] Action-adventure

Games published[edit]

Year Title Developer Genre(s) Platform(s)
2011 Wanderlust: Rebirth Yeti Trunk Action role-playing Microsoft Windows
2013 Risk of Rain Hopoo Games Platform Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Vita
2014 Halfway Robotality Role-playing, strategy Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows
2015 Interstellaria Coldrice Games Action role-playing Microsoft Windows
Wanderlust Adventures Yeti Trunk
2016 Stardew Valley ConcernedApe Simulation, role-playing Android, iOS[a]
2017 Pocket Rumble Cardboard Robot Games Fighting Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch
2018 Treasure Adventure World Robit Studios Metroidvania Microsoft Windows
Timespinner[5] Lunar Ray Games Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
2019 Pathway Robotality Role-playing, strategy Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows
Inmost[6] Hidden Layer Games Platform Microsoft Windows, iOS, Nintendo Switch
2020 Eastward[7] Pixpil Action-adventure macOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch
TBA Starmancer[8] Ominux Games Simulation Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows
The Siege and the Sandfox Cardboard Sword Stealth, Metroidvania Microsoft Windows

Volunteer contributions[edit]

In 2019, Chucklefish were accused of exploiting around a dozen voluntary contributors during the development of Starbound, sometimes logging hundreds of hours with no compensation. Many of them were teenagers at the time and stated that they felt their inexperience was exploited by the company's director, Finn Brice. In a statement, Chucklefish said that contributors were under no obligation to create content or put in any particular number of hours.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donnelly, Joe (2 October 2017). "Chucklefish on Wargroove's ambitious branching narratives and mod support". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. ^ Romano, Sal (23 January 2019). "Wargroove launches February 1 for Xbox One, Switch, and PC, "soon" for PS4". Gematsu. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  3. ^ Wood, Adrian (14 March 2018). "Chucklefish's mysterious magic school RPG officially named WitchBrook". PC Gamer. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  4. ^ Brown, Fraser (10 September 2014). "Wayward Tide: Starbound developer Chucklefish's next game is a co-op swashbuckler". PCGamesN. Network N. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Timespinner launches today on PC, PS4 & PS Vita!". blog.chucklefish.org. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  6. ^ Blake, Vikki (18 August 2018). "Chucklefish announces atmospheric story-driven puzzle platformer, Inmost". PC Gamer. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  7. ^ Lane, Gavin (19 August 2019). "Eastward Is Bringing A Lovely-Looking Apocalypse To Switch Next Year". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  8. ^ Horti, Samuel (11 March 2018). "Chucklefish to publish space station sim Starmancer". PC Gamer. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  9. ^ Chalk, Andy (31 August 2019). "Chucklefish responds to allegations it exploited volunteer Starbound developers". PC Gamer. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  10. ^ Campbell, Colin (2 September 2019). "Young developers on Starbound say Chucklefish exploited their free work". Polygon. Retrieved 25 September 2020.

Note[edit]

  1. ^ Previously published versions for Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One from 2016–2018 and the Nintendo Switch from 2017–2019

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