Press

Factsheet

Company

Studio Gauntlet
Currently in Trondheim, Norway

Founded

09/10/2018

Website

studiogauntlet.com

External contact

contact@studiogauntlet.com
Lise, ceo

Social media

Facebook (Studio): https://www.facebook.com/StudioGauntlet
Twitter (Studio): https://twitter.com/StudioGauntlet
Instagram (Studio): https://www.instagram.com/studiogauntlet
Discord (Studio): https://discord.gg/yGfJRJZ

Facebook (Bonkies): https://www.facebook.com/Bonkies
Twitter (Bonkies): https://twitter.com/BonkieCorp
W Website (Bonkies): https//bonkiecorp.com

 

The Studio

The team found each other through the university in Trondheim and the startup community there. Alex and Christer, our founders, studied together to become industrial designers, where they both made concepts that aimed at promoting cooperative and social gaming. About a year into the project, 2 became 4, as we included Lise (‘everything that needs doing officer’) and Philip (Audio Design). Now we have a team of highly motivated and different individuals who all love what they do. Our vision is to use industrial design sensibilities to make great, engaging and creative games!

Our Story

After winning three awards at Norwegian Game Awards (2017 His Story – Concept of the Year, 2018 Bonkies – Best Design and Gamer’s Choice) our founders decided to go for their dream: to develop awesome games. The beginning of Studio Gauntlet (Previously Gauntlet Games) is therefore their masters thesis, where they developed several concepts, including our current project: Bonkies! Realising a business requires more than amazing game design concepts, they found their business developer Lise, and the amazing sound designer Philip (find him on Spotify: Dahlstrom).

Projects

Bonkies

Links:

About: https://studiogauntlet.com/bonkies/
Game website: http://bonkiecorp.com/

Announcement video:

Press kit

Media mentions

Xbox ID GDC 2020 Spotlight:

Xbox ID: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/04/02/introducing-id-xbox-spotlight/
Xbox ID video: https://youtu.be/RCQYVKyaOH8?t=329

Platform announcements:

AnimeSuperhero: https://animesuperhero.com/prepare-to-go-bonkies-in-summer-2020/
VGChartz: https://www.vgchartz.com/article/443488/construction-builder-bonkies-launches-this-summer-for-consoles-and-steam/
Gonintendo: https://gonintendo.com/stories/360971-co-op-construction-builder-bonkies-announced-for-switch-releas
IGN: https://www.ign.com/videos/bonkies-announcement-trailer
Gematsu: https://www.gematsu.com/2020/05/co-op-construction-builder-bonkies-coming-to-ps4-xbox-one-switch-and-pc-this-summer#disqus_thread
Nintendo Everything: https://nintendoeverything.com/couch-co-op-construction-builder-bonkies-announced-for-switch/
The Xbox Hub: https://www.thexboxhub.com/bonkies-to-bring-co-op-space-constructing-and-monkeys-with-jetpacks-to-xbox-one-ps4-switch-and-pc-this-summer/

Digital Dragons 2020:

Digital Dragons announcement: http://media.kpt.krakow.pl/95236-we-know-the-finalists-of-digital-dragons-indie-celebration
Game Pressure: https://www.gamepressure.com/newsroom/digital-dragons-event-play-a-few-dozen-indie-demos/zd1c7b
Eurogamer: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-05-13-digital-dragons-indie-celebration-brings-25-playable-demos-to-steam
Jeuxvideo.com: https://www.jeuxvideo.com/news/1224535/steam-indie-celebration-25-demos-disponibles-jusqu-au-15-mai.htm
GamesRadar+: https://www.gamesradar.com/uk/steam-indie-festival-offering-25-free-game-demos/
PCGamer: https://www.pcgamer.com/play-25-demos-in-steams-indie-celebration/

Norwegian news:

Nyhetsartikkel Østlands-Posten

Sandefjords Blad – Gründeren Lise fra Sandefjord får millionstøtte_ – Det er ganske kult at vi ble valgt ut foran så mange andre

Startet eget spillselskap – hemes 19.09.18

Startet som skoleprosjekt – får millionstøtte til å realisere guttedrømmen – NRK Nordland – Lokale nyheter, TV og radio

Startup of the Month_ Studio Gauntlet _ Engage

Studio Gauntlet – Månedens startup November Engage Podcast

Intervju med Studio Gauntlet og Riddlebit Software

Spillutviklere fikk forskningsmidler – NRK Østafjells

Hadde møte med oss i 20 minutter og ville investere på stedet – T24

Svensk engleinvestor inn i trøndersk spillselskap – Shifter