Melsoft Games

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Melsoft (Melesta) Games
TypePrivate
IndustryComputer software
Casual games
Founded2008
HeadquartersBelarus,
Minsk
Number of employees
90+ (2013)
Websitewww.melsoft-games.com

Melsoft Games is a Belarusian casual games developer. The company was founded in 2008 with an office in Minsk. Nowadays it develops games across multiple platforms like PC, iOS, Android, Windows phone, Mac, social, video game consoles, etc. The company's product portfolio includes more than 20 games, that have been localized into 20+ languages and are available in 60 countries worldwide. In December 2020 it has been acquired by Moon Active.[1]

History[edit]

2007 – the creation of the studio;

2008 – the release of the Farm Frenzy game;[2]

2010 – the release of: Russian Roulette, Madagascar, Fish Day, Ancient Rome;

2011 – Melesta Games releases its first MMORPG game Monsters vs;[3]

2012 – Transition to the mobile gaming industry. Release of the game Toy Defense, Tower Defense games for mobile phones. This year also included the games like Business Dreams, Coffee Shop, Crystal Ball, Farmers Planet, Nibbler;[4][5][6]

2013 – Melesta Games releases such games as Rolling Idols[7], Toy Monsters - MMO RPG on the Adobe Air platform, Toy Defense 2, Rolling Idols: Lost City;[8]

2015 – A partnership agreement was signed with Wargaming video game company;[9][10]

2016 – Launch of the My Coffee Shop, business simulator on mobile platforms.[11]

Farm Frenzy Series[edit]

In 2008, the first project by Melesta Games was released — Farm Frenzy, which grew into a franchise that is still very popular. Farm Frenzy is a time-management game in which the player manages his or her own farm. Farm Frenzy was voted Best Casual Game of 2008 by a panel of professional judges at the Game Developers Conference of the same year.[12] It was also named Best Family Software Product of 2008 (by Disney Media) and awarded the iParenting Media Award.[13]

Over 10 games with the Farm Frenzy brand have been developed and ported to popular platforms such as iOS, Android, Mac OS, Nintendo consoles, and Windows Phone. These games include Farm Frenzy, Farm Frenzy 2, Farm Frenzy: Pizza Party, Farm Frenzy 3, Farm Frenzy 3: Madagascar, Farm Frenzy 3: Russian Roulette, Farm Frenzy 3: Ice Age, Farm Frenzy 3: American Pie, Farm Frenzy: Ancient Rome, Farm Frenzy: Gone Fishing, and Farm Frenzy: Viking Heroes.

  • Crop Busters is a match-3 game set on a farm that features the same main character, Scarlett, as all previous Farm Frenzy games.

Other Games[edit]

  • Dream Farm is a casual multiplayer farming simulator.
  • Green City is a casual city-building game in which the player builds an eco-friendly city.[14]
  • Green City 2 is the second part of popular eco-friendly city-builder Green City. The game is about to reach ecological balance in neighboring towns.[15]
  • Island Realms is a casual business simulator for PC in which the player builds mills and quarries, conducts trading operations, and purchases upgrades to help a group of settlers make ends meet.[16]
  • Jo's Dream: Organic Coffee[17] is a time-management game in which the player takes on the role of the owner of a new coffee shop who attempts to restore it and make it a 5-star coffee shop by completing a list of tasks. Jo's Dream: Organic Coffee was named Best Time-Management Game of 2012 by both Nevosoft and AllAboutCasualGame.com.[18][19]
  • Monster Mutiny is a browser-based MMORPG in which all units are monsters.
  • Rolling Idols is a match-3 casual game in an ancient Mayan setting in which the player collects 6 idols symbolizing various elements.
  • Rolling Idols: Lost City is a version of match-3 game Rolling Idols without time pressure and in HD quality.[20]
  • Space Roadkill is a zombie crusher developed jointly with DiscSoft Ltd.[8]
  • Spooky Mall is a time-management game in which the player manages a midnight mall for ghosts.[21]
  • Snow Globe: Farm World is a time-management game in which the player manages farms on various planets.[22]
  • Toy Defense[23] is a game in the tower defense genre set in World War I in which all units and enemies are toy soldiers. There are PC, iOS, Android, social, Free-2-Play, and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game.[24] Toy Defense was named Best Strategy Game of 2012 by AllAboutCasualGame.com[25]
  • Toy Defense 2 is a sequel to the first tower defense genre game of Melesta Games. New game is set in WW2. Each world in the game is devoted to the most famous operations of WW2, Battle of Stalingrad, Overlord and Crusader.[26]
  • Toy Defense 3: Fantasy, where the basic principle of the game remained the same. However, the events unfold in a fantasy world in the spirit of the Middle Ages. Archers, castles, dragons, magicians and more are used instead of soldiers, planes and tanks.[27]
  • Toy Monsters is a casual MMO RPG on Adobe Air platform, that means users can play it anytime and anywhere on any device.[28]
  • Virtual Farm and Virtual Farm 2 are time-management games for PC set on a farm in which the player selects crops, tills the soil, waters fields, collects the harvest, and takes goods to market.
  • Zuba is a casual arcade or “endless rolling” game in which the player helps a comical character named Zuba hunt for candies and sweets.[29]
  • Family Island is a farming simulator, the game takes place in the Stone Age. The player manages a family of aborigines, opens and inhabits the islands to turn a deserted village into a thriving economy.[30][31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moon Active acquires Family Island mobile game maker Melsoft
  2. ^ "Farm Frenzy series". MobyGames. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  3. ^ "Обновления в игре Монстры Против!". mmo.one (in Russian). 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  4. ^ "About Us". Melsoft. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  5. ^ "A Whole New World (of Tanks)". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  6. ^ "Mobile Game "My Cafe: Recipes & Stories" by Melsoft Games - About". Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  7. ^ "Rolling Idols". Shockwave.com. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  8. ^ a b "press-release about the launch of the game on appcraver.com". Archived from the original on 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
  9. ^ "Wargaming opens UK studio for new MMO". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  10. ^ ""Танкисты" взяли под крыло "фермеров". Wargaming стал партнером Melesta Games". TUT.BY (in Russian). 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  11. ^ "Melsoft". Melsoft. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  12. ^ "Game Developers Conference Awards 2008" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2013-03-18.
  13. ^ "Farm Frenzy to get iParenting Media Award".
  14. ^ "Green City preview by Gamezebo".
  15. ^ "Green City 2 on BigFishGames.com with a user's review".
  16. ^ "Islands Realms review by Gamezebo".
  17. ^ "Jo's Dream—Organic Coffee review by AllAboutCasualGames". Archived from the original on 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
  18. ^ "The Best Games of 2012 by AllAboutCasualGame.com". Archived from the original on 2013-03-18.
  19. ^ "The best games of 2012 by Nevosoft" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2013-03-18.
  20. ^ "Toy Monsters page on GameZebo.com". Archived from the original on 2013-05-24.
  21. ^ "Spooky Mall review by Gamezebo".
  22. ^ "Snow Globe—Farm World review by AllAboutCasualGames.com". Archived from the original on 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
  23. ^ "Toy Defense review by Kamiqaze".
  24. ^ ". About the free-to-play version of Toy Defense".
  25. ^ "The Best Games of 2012 by AllAboutCasualGame.com". Archived from the original on 2013-03-18.
  26. ^ "review for Toy Defense 2 on www.pocketgamer.co.uk".
  27. ^ Life, Nintendo (2016-04-12). "Review: Toy Defence (3DS eShop)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  28. ^ "Toy Monsters page on GameZebo.com". Archived from the original on 2013-05-24.
  29. ^ "Zuba review by 148 apps".
  30. ^ "Family Island". Melsoft. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  31. ^ "Family Island Beginner's Guide: Tips, Cheats & Strategies to Survive on a Deserted Island". Level Winner. 2019-12-10. Retrieved 2020-03-08.

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