Six Prominent Game Studios in Latin America.
A look into indie games of a growing community.
According to a report from NewZoo, Latin American games market is the second fastest-growing sector in the world. Last year, Latin America generate a modest sum of $4.1 billion in video game revenues.
Numbers like that will tell you that Latin America is not “playing” at making video games (worse pun ever). But also is living a mark for the fast-growing market that video games are around the world.
Well friends, here now we are going to do a quick view of who are these game studios, which are going to leave some words these coming years.
Saibot Studios is an Independent Game dev. Studio from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
They claim to be a small and passionate team of developers, dedicated to life to create their own game for the community of gamers around the world.
- Doorways (September 20, 2013)
- Doorways: The Underworld (August 20, 2014)
- Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh (August 10, 2016)
Another Argentinian game studio from Buenos Aires. Founded in 2002, NGD is a world-class development studio of high-end games with a focus on deep, connected experiences.
One of the things that make NGD unique is their proprietary engine called NG3D which was built from scratch with massive multiplayer games in mind. They are currently developing their MMORPG called Regnum Online which was first launched on May 24th, 2007.
Last year, NGD launched the remake “Master of Orion”. A game that was acclaimed worldwide on the game development community.
50 + employees
- Miss Ladrillos (2002)
- Regnum Online(2007)
- Bunch of Heroes(2011)
- Master of Orion(2016)
Sword Tales Studios
Sword tales is an independent game development studio based in Porto Alegre and responsible for the award-winning game Toren.
- Toren (May 12, 2015)
Behold Studios is a small indie game development studio, from Brasilia, Brazil. The studio was founded by Saulo Camarotti and has been nominated and awarded several times since it beginning.
The studio is better known for creating the game Knights of Pen and Paper getting nominated by the Independent Game Festival and being well reviewed by IGN and Kotaku.
- Galaxy of Pen and Paper
- Chroma Squad
- Knights of Pen and Paper
- Monster Jam
- Bit-Bit Machine
- The Story of Choices
ACE Team is an independent video game studio based in Santiago, Chile. The team was formed as ACE Team Software by brothers Andrés Bordeu, Carlos Bordeu, and Edmundo Bordeu. The developed mods for various games until 2002, where they incorporated as ACE Team Software to start working on commercial titles.
The name of the studio is an acronym from the initials of the three brothers (Andres, Carlos, and Edmundo). Its first project was a total conversion of Doom II: Hell on Earth titled Batman Doom, which was released on January 14th, 1999. Also, they converted Quake III Arena, titled The Dark Conjunction, on February 12th, 2002.
Their latest game is called The Deadly Tower of Monsters. A top-down shooter released on January 19th, 2016.
Number of Employees
- Zeno Clash
- Rock Of Ages
- Abyss Odyssey
- Zeno Clash II
- The Deadly Tower of Monsters
Dark Polygon is a game studio developing games in Santiago, Chile. It’s a group of creative professionals with experience in design, programming and social marketing.
Dark Polygon now is embarking the biggest project of a Chilean game studio. Is about a TCG called Humankind, waiting to be released at the end of this Fall.
Number of Employees
10 + employees.
- Football Mafia Inc.
- Green Trash
- Moto Life
- Falta Uno
This was just a quick peek to the best of the best from the 3 most powerful countries of Latin America (game developing-wise). If we give them more market we can see awesome ideas in console releases. Maybe who knows? Some AAA titles coming from these studios.
Thank you for your time.
Jose M. Puebla