Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Indie Studio: Company analysis

Indie Studio: Supergiant Games


Supergiant games is an independent game company that was founded in 2009, the company was based in the living room of a house San Jose California. After the critical success of their first title Bastion they have now moved to a studio in San Francisco and are now currently a team of 9. 


Bastion- The first title by the company, Bastion is an action role-playing game that has been released on multiple platforms and received more than 100 awards. Here is a quote from Game pro, 

"Bastion isn't just one of the year's best titles. It's also one of the best stories you'll see in an indie game." - (5 / 5) 
Transistor- Is due to be released in 2014, not too much is released yet but the game focuses around the same game play as Bastion but in a futuristic cyberpunk city and focuses around turn base combat. 

Company attitude 

Supergiant games are a small development team that seem extremely passionate about games and even more making them. A quote from the company website,

 Supergiant Games is a small developer with big ambitions: to make games that spark your imagination like the games you played as a kid.”

Although the company seem hardworking and dedicated they also seem to be relaxed and don’t take themselves too seriously. Looking through one of the companies job openings these are some of the Plus requirements for a job,

· Skill in traditional and digital art
· Skill in 2D animation
· Experience scripting in the above-mentioned 3D modeling packages
· Experience with Illustrator, Flash, or other vector graphics software
· Experience with UI design and implementation
· You like otters”
 We fought for 45 minutes over which otter picture to include

Supergiantgames.com (2011) Bastion bulletin, april 201. Retrieved from http://supergiantgames.com/site/wp-content/uploads/SGLogo.jpg
Supergiantgames.com (2013) Bastion. Retrieved from http://supergiantgames.com/site/wp-content/uploads/Bastion_PC_0001.jpg
Supergiantgames.com (2013) First look at our next game: Transistor. Retrieved from http://supergiantgames.com/site/wp-content/uploads/Transistor_19-mar-2013_01.jpg  
Supergiantgames (2012) 3D Artist @ Supergiant games. Retrieved from http://supergiantgames.com/site/wp-content/uploads/otter.jpg

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