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Asobo Studio

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Website  www.asobostudio.com
Revenue  7 million EUR (2014)
Type of business  Private
Headquarters  Bordeaux, France
Number of employees  110 (2014)
Asobo Studio httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen00cAso
Industry  Interactive entertainment
Key people  Sébastien Wloch David Dedeine
Products  Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure Toy Story 3 Racket Sports Party Fuel Up WALL-E Ratatouille
Founded  17 October 2002, Bordeaux, France
Founders  Alain Guyet, Frédéric Seiss, Ralph Musti
Video games  Fuel, Ratatouille, Toy Story 3: The Video Ga, WALL‑E, Special Forces: Nemesis
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Asobo Studio SARL is a French video game development company based in Bordeaux, France, that was founded in 2002 by 12 experienced video game developers. The studio has developed 17 video games for both consoles and PC, including video game adaptations of Pixar movies: Toy Story 3, Ratatouille, Up and WALL-E. In 2016, Asobo Studio announced 2 games for HoloLens and became the first independent developer in Holographic Entertainment.

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History

In 2002, 12 video game enthusiasts, including Sebastian Wloch and David Dedeine, decided to team up: they bought the rights to the multiplayer PS2 game Super Farm and founded Asobo Studio. This very first game was published in 2003 by Ignition.

During the following years, the studio developed several games for various platforms (the studio has PC, MAC, PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 development experience), until being chosen by publisher THQ to create the video game adaptation of Pixar Animation Studios Oscar-winning motion picture Ratatouille.

Thus Asobo started increasing its growth speed, recruiting about 20% new employees a year, leading to two separate production lines.

Since the collaboration with THQ and Pixar has turned to be a success, Asobo was selected to develop the video game adaptation of Pixar's following films WALL•E and Up.

During the 2008 Games Convention, the video game publisher Codemasters announced Fuel, a brand new racing game developed by Asobo Studio. Fuel was released in 2009 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the PC.

The studio worked on Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure for Xbox 360 Kinect between 2010 and 2012. The game features a scanning process, enabling the player to create their own Pixar avatar, looking like them. The player can then team up with Pixar Heroes from Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Cars, Up and Toy Story and save the day in 15 thrilling adventures. The game was published by Microsoft and Disney Interactive Studios on March 2012, all over the world.

For Christmas 2014, Asobo Studio partnered with Ubisoft to release Monopoly Family Fun pack on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, including Monopoly Plus, My Monopoly and Monopoly Deal, as well as The Crew for Xbox 360.

In 2016, Asobo Studio partners with Microsoft again to release 2 games on HoloLens: Fragments and Young Conker. Both games are available in the Developer Edition, released on March 30, 2016. Asobo Studio is the first independent developer in Holographic Entertainment and wins the 2016 French Video Game Creator Prize awarded by Syntec Numérique EY and SNJV.

Awards

  • Annie Award 2008 Best Animated Video Game for Ratatouille
  • GameSpot Most Surprisingly Good Game Special Achievement 2008 for WALL•E PS2 (nominee)
  • GameSpot Better Use of a Creative License Special Achievement 2008 for WALL•E PS2 (nominee)
  • French Video Game Festival Milthon of Best consoles video game for WALL•E PS2 (nominee)
  • Guinness World Records. Award for largest playable area in a console game for Fuel.
  • References

    Asobo Studio Wikipedia


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