Tarsier Studios

Tarsier Studios is a Swedish video game developer based in Malmö. Founded in 2004 as Team Tarsier, the team eventually changed their name to Tarsier Studios when they released their first two projects involving SCE properties in 2009. In 2010, they signed a publishing deal with Sony Interactive Entertainment on a new, unannounced project, gaining Sony's first-party support.[2] The studio consists of approximately 70 employees. On 19 May 2014 Tarsier Studios announced they were working on a new intellectual property titled Hunger for the PlayStation 4, but later re-announced as Little Nightmares which was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch platforms and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.[3]

Tarsier Studios
FormerlyTeam Tarsier (2004-2009)
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
Founded2004
Headquarters,
Key people
Andreas Johansson
ProductsLittle Nightmares
Number of employees
55[1] (2021)
ParentAmplifier Game Invest
WebsiteOfficial website

On 20 December 2019, Embracer Group announced the acquisition of the company.[4]

GamesEdit

Year Game Platform(s)
2008 LittleBigPlanet (DLC)[5] PlayStation 3
2009 Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic[6]
2011 LittleBigPlanet 2 (DLC)[7]
2012 LittleBigPlanet PS Vita[8] PlayStation Vita
2013 DC Comics Premium Level Pack[9] PlayStation 3
2014 LittleBigPlanet 3[10] PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
2015 Tearaway Unfolded[11] PlayStation 4
2017 Little Nightmares[12] Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
2017 Statik[13] PlayStation VR
2019 The Stretchers[14] Nintendo Switch
2021 Little Nightmares II[15] Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

The City of MetronomeEdit

The City of Metronome, is an unreleased adventure game by Tarsier Studios.

It was revealed during E3 2005 where it became an anticipated game for the seventh generation of video game consoles. However, the status of this project is uncertain since Tarsier Studios was unable to find a publisher up to 2007.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Embracer Group Annual Report & Sustainability Report 2020 / 2021" (PDF). Embracer Group. 25 August 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 September 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  2. ^ Cullen, Johnny (19 July 2010). "Tarsier Studios become first-party SCE developer". VG247. Retrieved 19 July 2010.
  3. ^ Matulef, Jeffrey (11 August 2016). "Bandai Namco picks up evocative horror game Hunger, rebrands it Little Nightmares". Eurogamer. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Embracer Group acquires critically acclaimed Tarsier Studios". Embracer Group. 20 December 2019. Archived from the original on 20 December 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  5. ^ "LittleBigPlanet >> Tarsier Studios - Having A Blast!". Tarsier Studios. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  6. ^ "RDKF Fists of Plastic >> Tarsier Studios - Having A Blast!". Tarsier Studios. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  7. ^ "LittleBigPlanet 2 >> Tarsier Studios - Having A Blast!". Tarsier Studios. Archived from the original on 4 November 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  8. ^ "LittleBigPlanet PS Vita >> Tarsier Studios - Having A Blast!". Tarsier Studios. Archived from the original on 19 December 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  9. ^ "DC Comics Premium Level Pack >> Tarsier Studios - Having A Blast!". Tarsier Studios. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  10. ^ "LittleBigPlanet 3 >> Tarsier Studios - Having A Blast!". Tarsier Studios. Archived from the original on 24 October 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Tearaway Unfolded >> Tarsier Studios - Having A Blast!". Tarsier Studios. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Little Nightmares >> Tarsier Studios - Having A Blast!". Tarsier Studios. Archived from the original on 17 April 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Statik >> Tarsier Studios - Having A Blast!". Tarsier Studios. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  14. ^ "The Stretchers". Tarsier. 14 November 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  15. ^ "Little Nightmares 2". Tarsier. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  16. ^ Purchese, Robert (11 July 2021). "Whatever happened to City of Metronome, the missing game by Little Nightmares developer Tarsier?". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on 11 July 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.

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