Factsheet

Developer:
Gingear Studio
Based in Quebec City, Canada

Founding date:
February 10, 2015

Website:
gingearstudio.com

Press / Business contact:
maxime@gingearstudio.com

Social:
twitter.com/gingearstudio
facebook.com/gingearstudio

Releases:
Open Bar

Address:
2610 Avenue de la Ronde
Quebec, QC
G1J 4G6, Canada

Phone:
+1 581-888-3381

Description

Gingear is an indie games development studio located in Quebec City, Canada. It was founded by Maxime Beaudoin and Julie Lortie-Pelletier in February 2015.

History

Early history

Maxime is a long time veteran in the games industry. He worked at Ubisoft from 2005 to 2015 as a software architect, on projects such as Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Assassin's Creed III and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Wii). Ten years later, he was ready to tackle new challenges. He wished to be part of a smaller team, to gain more creative freedom. Julie was born in a family of entrepreneurs. She knew she'd start her own business someday, but she was waiting for a tempting opportunity. When she and Maxime met in the summer of 2013, it seemed like a perfect match to start an indie games development studio.

Open Bar

Around the end of 2014, it was clear for both Maxime and Julie they wanted to make a move. They started their first project: Open Bar, a puzzle game for iPhone and iPad. At that time, Maxime was on the core team of Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Ubisoft offered to let him work part time on Open Bar until the end of Syndicate, which he gladly accepted. By the end of August 2015, Syndicate was mostly over, so Maxime left Ubisoft alltogether to devote all his efforts to Open Bar. The game was finished around mid-december 2015.

Projects


Videos

Open Bar Official Trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "PAX East Indie Showcase for Open Bar (official selection)" - Boston, April 2016
  • "Startup Numix, Indie Game Category for Open Bar (finalist)" - Montreal, April 2016

Selected Articles

  • "Quench your thirst of puzzle games with Open Bar"
    - Christine Chan, AppAdvice
  • "What It's Like To Work On A Massive Ubisoft Game"
    - Jason Schreier, Kotaku
  • "'Open Bar' is a Stylish Puzzle Game That's Actually Not Free"
    - Carter Dotson, TouchArcade

Simon Giguere
Simon's personal website: http://simg.ca.

Mathieu Robineau
Mathieu's personal website: http://mathieurobineau.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Maxime Beaudoin
Game designer and programmer

Julie Lortie-Pelletier
Manager

Simon Giguere
Graphic designer, Freelancer

Mathieu Robineau
Composer and sound designer, Freelancer


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