Strawdog Studios

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Strawdog Studios Ltd
Basic Information
Company Type
Games in the making
Geon (XBLA, PSN & Wii)
Turbo Duck (iPhone/iPod Touch)
Space Ark (XBLA)
Interactive Entertainment
Video games
Software Development
Key People
Paul Smith (Managing Director)
Derek Pettigrew (Development Director)
Simon Morris (Technical Director)

Strawdog Studios Ltd. is a video game developer based in Derby, United Kingdom. The studio was established in 2003 and develops games for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and PC.

Team Strawdog has a collective flair for creative and innovative original concepts for console and casual games, and has particular expertise in producing games for digital distribution platforms including Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA), Sony PSN, Nintendo WiiWare and Apple iPhone.

History[edit | edit source]

In 2007 Strawdog Studios released their first original title Geon: Emotions on Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA). This initial version of the game focused on multiplayer competition with each player's capabilities based around an 'emotions' theme. It featured single player or split-screen two-player modes as well as 2-4 multiplayer online modes over Xbox Live.

In September 2008, the studio released a new 'definitive' version of Geon for PS3 with Wii and PC versions to follow in 2009. The updated version features many improvements over the original, with stronger single player modes, tighter gameplay rules, and a much simpler fusion of the emotions and powerballs theme.

In March 2009 the company announced that it would be expanding into iPhone/iPod Touch development and in April 2009 the company released their first iPhone/iPod Touch game Turbo Duck.

The studio's most recent original title Space Ark, was released on 16 June 2010 on Xbox Live Arcade.[1]

Games[edit | edit source]

Game Title Platform(s) Published by Released
Geon: Emotions Xbox Live Arcade Eidos Interactive September 19, 2007
Geon PS3 Eidos Interactive September 25, 2008
Turbo Duck iPhone Strawdog Studios April 1, 2009
Geon Cube Wii UFO Interactive November, 2009
Geon HD Apple iPad, Apple iPhone Strawdog Studios, Chillingo April 2010
Geon Wii P2G Software TBA
Geon Steam Eidos Interactive TBA
Space Ark XBLA, PC Strawdog Studios June, 2010

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