|Headquarters||Utrecht, the Netherlands|
|Fabian Akker, Joost van Dongen, Gijs Hermans, Jasper Koning, Ralph Rademakers, Martijn Thieme, Olivier Thijssen|
|Products||Swords & Soldiers Awesomenauts
Swords and Soldiers IISwords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon
Number of employees
The team that later formed Ronimo Games initially came together under the name of Banana Games, and created the original freeware PC version of de Blob. Publisher THQ noticed the game, was very impressed with the team's work, and acquired the rights to the game. THQ subsequently handed over further development to Blue Tongue Entertainment (Nintendo DS, Wii) and Universomo (Mobile/iPhone/iPod).
With the money earned from selling the rights to de Blob the team founded Ronimo Games. The name "Ronimo" came from a brainstorming session in which the team decided to combine the first letters of the words "Robot Ninja Monkey".
In May 2009, the studio released the WiiWare title Swords & Soldiers. In September 2010 the game was released for PlayStation Network with publisher Sony Online Entertainment and in December the Windows and Mac version on Steam. In June 2011 the game was ported by Two Tribes and published by Chillingo for iOS.
Currently the studio is developing Awesomenauts, a multiplayer online battle arena for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC. Despite the publisher's financial problems, the game was released on PC at May 2, 2012. The studio then went to Kickstarter to fund the game's first expansion: Awesomenauts: Starstorm. A second expansion for the game was released on March 2, 2016, called "Awesomenauts: Overdrive." Regular updates continue to take place for Awesomenauts, adding new characters, addressing balancing, connectivity, and bug-fixes.
The sequel to Swords and Soldiers - Swords and Soldiers II - was released on Wii U on May 21 2015, to generally favorable reviews according to Metacritic. Renamed as Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon, it was released for PC and PlayStation 4 in November, with a Nintendo Switch release coming "later".
As Banana Games
- de Blob (Windows, 2006)
As Ronimo Games
- Swords & Soldiers (Wii, 2009; PS3, 2010; Windows, 2010; Mac, 2010; iOS, 2011; Linux, 2012; Android 2012)
- Awesomenauts (PlayStation 3, 2012; Xbox 360, 2012; Windows, 2012; Mac, 2012; Linux, 2013)
- Swords & Soldiers II (Wii U, 2015)
- Swords & Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon (PC, 2018; PS4, 2018; Nintendo Switch, TBA)
- De Pers, "Nederlandse studenten maken succesgame" - October 6, 2008
- Developer's site De Blob Archived 2013-04-23 at the Wayback Machine
- Ronimo Games Interview: Swords and Soldiers
- "Review: Swords and Soldiers II". destructoid.com. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
- "A sidescrolling RTS? The shenanigans continue in Swords & Soldiers II". quartertothree.com. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
- "Swords and Soldiers II Wii U". metacritic.com. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
- "Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon Brings Side-Scrolling Strategy To Switch Very Soon". nintendolife.com. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
- "Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon is out next month on PC/PS4, Switch coming 'later'". destructoid.com. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
- "Swords And Soldiers 2: Shawarmageddon brings the beef back to PC today". rockpapershotgun.com. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
- "Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon Launches Today on PS4". blog.us.playstation.com. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
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