Factsheet

Developer:
DrinkBox Studios
Based in Toronto, Canada

Founding date:
2008

Website:
drinkboxstudios.com

Press / Business contact:
media(at)drinkboxstudios(dot)com

Social:
Twitter
Facebook
Vine
Instagram

Releases:
About A Blob
Guacamelee!
Guacamelee!2
Mutant Blobs Attack
Severed

Address:
DrinkBox Studios Inc.
688 Richmond Street West
Unit #405
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M6J 1C5

Phone:
N/A

Description

DrinkBox Studios is an independent Toronto-based video game developer. We’re a pretty small team who makes the sort of games that we want to play, and, hopefully, a few other people like what we do.

History

Tales from Space: About a Blob

Tales from Space: About a Blob was the studio's first original game. This game was definitely a learning experience for the team, and also a lesson on how not to name a game. About a Blob is seen as a rough gem by the studio, and it can be found on the PS3.

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

As early prototyping for Guacamelee! was occurring the studio was offered an opportunity to make a launch game for the unannounced PS Vita. This was a fortuitous offer because DrinkBox had a real desire to improve upon their first (shaky) attempt at a puzzle platformer. The result was Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack. The reception to the game was very positive, a lot was learned from our mistakes and the units sold on the Vita were considered a success.

Guacamelee!

Guacamelee! really began to form as MBA was being prepared for release. Internally at DrinkBox the realization had begun that Guacamelee! was going to be a special game, and this excitement manifested in a great many snowballing ideas. Of course, a lot of bad ideas also snuck their way into that snowball, but regardless, the studio was having mucho fun. The reception to Guacamelee! was better than had been hoped for and considered by some as the first true “hit” for DrinkBox Studios.

Severed

Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find secrets, and do battle with a host of disturbing monsters. As the journey goes on, you’ll unlock new abilities, ascend an RPG-style upgrade tree, and tease apart the mysteries of the dark fantasy universe Sasha finds herself in.

Guacamelee! 2

At the moment the studio is focused on Guacamelee! 2. Seven years after defeating Carlos Calaca, Juan Aguacate is forced to don his luchador mask again to face a new threat -- this time to the very fabric of space and time. Punch your way through a whole new action exploration-style world and try to save the Mexiverse!

Projects


Videos

Guacamelee! 2 - Announce Trailer | PS4 YouTube

Severed Gameplay Trailer YouTube

Guacamelee! Launch Trailer YouTube

DrinkBox Studios - PlayStation Experience 2014 Booth Timelapse YouTube

Power Hat YouTube


Images

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There are far more images available for DrinkBox Studios, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


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Awards & Recognition

  • "People's Pick Runner-Up : Best of MiX" - MiX 2018 GDC. Guacamelee! 2. 2018
  • "IPad Game of the Year - Winner" - Apple. Severed. 2016.
  • "Best Handheld Game - Finalist" - D.I.C.E. Severed. 2016.
  • "Best Mobile/Handheld Game - Winner" - Canadian Video Game Awards. Severed. 2016.
  • "Excellence in Visual Art." - Independent Games Festival. Guacamelee!. 2013.
  • "Finalist" - Indiecade. Guacamelee!. 2012.
  • "Best of 2013 Winner: Playstation Vita." - IGN. Guacamelee!. 2013.
  • "Best PlayStation Vita Network Game[nominee]" - IGN. Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack. 2012.
  • "Best indie games of 2012." - VentureBeat. Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack. 2012.
  • "Handheld of the Year 2012." - GamesRadar. Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack. 2012.
  • "Canadian Video Game Awards Finalist." - CVGA. Tales from Space: About a Blob. 2012

Selected Articles

  • "Severed Interview with Graham Smith"
    - Michael Cole, Aaron Kaluszka, and Jared Rosenberg, Nintendo World Report
  • "We chat to Drinkbox Studios about Severed"
    - Bengt Lemne, Gamereactor
  • "Industry Spotlight: Graham Smith, DrinkBox Studios"
    - Cameron Teague, PlayStationLifeStyle
  • "Interview: DrinkBox Studios On Bringing Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition to Wii U"
    - Thomas Whitehead, Nintendo Life
  • "Ontario sees surge in gaming industry"
    - Allison Cross, The Star
  • "Toronto's indie gaming scene levels up"
    - Katie Rook, The Globe and Mail

Team & Repeating Collaborator

Chris Harvey
Co-Founder

Ryan Maclean
Co-Founder

Graham Smith
Co-Founder


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