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Wildlife Studios announces its newest affiliated studio named 8-Bit Bandits

8-Bit Bandits brings over 36 years of experience in Game Development including the Harry Potter series and Monkey Quest

8-Bit Bandits, the newest connected studio of Wildlife Studios, one of the biggest mobile gaming companies in the world, was launched today. The studio, which was established by veterans of the video game industry Stephen Jarrett and Robert Woodburn, will concentrate on developing fresh, worldwide mobile social experiences that evoke the sense of traditional couch co-op.

8-Bit Bandits joins Never Forget Games, SuperWow! Games, Foxbear Games, Playabit,  Moon Tavern and Stellar Core in Wildlife Studios’ roster of top-tier studios. Wildlife Studios provides high-quality support and infrastructure to the industry’s best game creators. The studio will be located in Stockholm, Sweden, in the historic Munchen Brygerriet building in the hip district of Söderman

Jarrett and Woodburn are passionate about creating truly social experiences for gamers in today’s global landscape

Jarrett and Woodburn both have a lot of game industry expertise. In his 26 years as a game designer and creative director, Jarrett has worked with numerous international brands, including Disney/Pixar, Warner Brothers, Namco Bandai, Nickelodeon, and King, releasing hit games like the Harry Potter series, Splatterhouse, Neopets, and Monkey Quest and adding features to the well-liked Candy Crush.

8-Bit Bandits Studio
Image via Wildlife Studio

He began as a designer at Bullfrog. Woodburn formerly managed the Global Design Craft for more than 150 game designers, overseeing King’s creative assessment procedure globally. Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, a hugely popular endless runner that had 25 million downloads in its first week alone, was created by Jarrett and Woodburn.

“The partnership between 8-Bit Bandits and Wildlife Studios gives us freedom to concentrate on creating compelling game experiences. The backing of experienced mobile game developers like  Wildlife Studios gives us the creative support and autonomy we need, a publishing platform, and distribution expertise,” said Jarrett. “There is an instant alignment of values on what makes a great game and a great studio”

Jarrett and Woodburn are passionate about creating truly social experiences for gamers in today’s global landscape. “Over the years, even multiplayer games have begun to feel lonely and isolating,” said Woodburn. “Partnering with Wildlife Studios lets us focus on creating games where people can play, connect, and create memories with friends and family.”

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