Chucklefish

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Chucklefish Limited
TypePrivate
IndustryVideo games
Founded2011; 11 years ago (2011)[1]
FounderFinn Brice[1]
Headquarters,
England[1]
Key people
Number of employees
18[1] (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 Platform(s)
2016 Starbound Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows
2019 Wargroove[2][3] Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
TBA Witchbrook[4] Microsoft Windows
Wayward Tide[5]

Games published[edit]

Year Title Developer Platform(s)
2011 Wanderlust: Rebirth Yeti Trunk Microsoft Windows
2013 Risk of Rain Hopoo Games Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch
2014 Halfway Robotality Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows
2015 Interstellaria Coldrice Games Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows
Wanderlust Adventures Yeti Trunk Microsoft Windows
2016 Stardew Valley[6] ConcernedApe Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One (2016–2018),[7] Nintendo Switch (2017–2019),[8] iOS (2018–2021),[9] Android (2019–present)
Pocket Rumble[a] Cardboard Robot Games Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch
2018 Treasure Adventure World Robit Studios Microsoft Windows
Timespinner[10] Lunar Ray Games Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
2019 Pathway Robotality Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch
Inmost[11] Hidden Layer Games iOS, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch
2021 Eastward[12] Pixpil macOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch
2022 Loco Motive[13] Robust Games macOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch
TBA Starmancer Ominux Games Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows
The Siege and the Sandfox Cardboard Sword Microsoft Windows

Volunteer contributions controversy[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.[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Early access
  1. ^ a b c d e f g "About". Chucklefish. 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  2. ^ Donnelly, Joe (2 October 2017). "Chucklefish on Wargroove's ambitious branching narratives and mod support". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  3. ^ Romano, Sal (23 January 2019). "Wargroove launches February 1 for Xbox One, Switch, and PC, "soon" for PS4". Gematsu. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  4. ^ Wood, Adrian (14 March 2018). "Chucklefish's mysterious magic school RPG officially named WitchBrook". PC Gamer. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Madnani, Mikhail (26 February 2019). "'Stardew Valley' for Android Finally Has a Confirmed Release Date". Touch Arcade. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Move to Self-Publishing starting December 14th". stardewvalley.net. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  8. ^ @ConcernedApe (1 October 2019). "Just a heads up everyone, starting today I am self-publishing Stardew Valley on the Switch. With this change I'm now self-publishing on all platforms except mobile" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "Move To Self-Publishing for iOS". stardewvalley.net. 7 December 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Timespinner launches today on PC, PS4 & PS Vita!". blog.chucklefish.org. 25 September 2018. Archived from the original on 2 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  11. ^ Pilgrim (10 November 2019). "INMOST creeps onto Apple Arcade!". Chucklefish.
  12. ^ Marshall, Cass. "Chucklefish's rail-riding adventure Eastward hits Switch in September". Polygon. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  13. ^ "Point-and-click adventure game Loco Motive announced for Switch, PC". Gematsu. 15 December 2021.
  14. ^ Chalk, Andy (31 August 2019). "Chucklefish responds to allegations it exploited volunteer Starbound developers". PC Gamer. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  15. ^ Campbell, Colin (2 September 2019). "Young developers on Starbound say Chucklefish exploited their free work". Polygon. Retrieved 25 September 2020.

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