Factsheet

Developer:
THREAKS
Based in Hamburg, Germany

Founding date:
October 16, 2009

Website:
threaks.com/

Press / Business Contact:
lang@threaks.com

Social:
Facebook
Youtube
Twitter

Releases:
Retro Invasion - PC
Beatbuddy Tale Of The Guardians - PC MAC LINUX
Trailer
Beatbuddy - Wii U
Beatbuddy - IOS
Battle Planet - Daydream
Beatbuddy Tale Of The Guardians - Xbox One
Beatbuddy On Tour - PC
Beatbuddy - Android

Address:
Papenstrasse 27
20459 Hamburg
Germany

Phone:
+49 40 303 841 78 0

Description

THREAKS is an indie developer based in Hamburg Germany. The studio likes to design their games loud and wears their speedos tight.

History

THREAKS is an experienced Unity 3D developer. Their latest title Beatbuddy has won multiple international awards both from the music and games industry, including BEST GERMAN YOUTH GAME at the German Game Awards 2014.

Beatbuddy

Originally launched on Steam August 2013 and available on Windows, Mac, and Linux, Beatbuddy combines puzzle solving and enemy vanquishing with exploration. Each colorful, lovingly-animated world moves to the beat of its exclusive soundtrack, and players who master moving and attacking to the rhythm will have a distinct upper hand.

Videos

iOS Release Trailer YouTube

Beatbuddy Release Trailer YouTube, .mp4

Beatbuddy Music Special with Austin Wintory YouTube

Beatbuddy Teaser Trailer YouTube, .mp4

Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Best Youth Game" - German Games Awards 2014, 15 May, 2014
  • "Best Serious Game" - German Developer Awards 2013, 12 December, 2013
  • "Best Game Design" - German Developer Awards 2013, 12 December, 2013
  • "Best PC Game PAX EAST 2013" - Press-Award from Twinfinite.net, 24 March, 2013
  • "Best of PAX EAST 2013" - Press-Award from warpzoned.com, 24 March, 2013
  • "Winner Intel Level Up Award 2012 Best Art" - E3 2012, 13 June, 2012
  • "Winner Intel Level Up Award 2012 Best Sound" - E3 2012, 13 June, 2012
  • "Top 10 Nominee - The Most Amazing Game" - AMAZE Indie Connect, 27 April, 2012
  • "Selected Project Nominee" - Game Connection SF, 5 March, 2012
  • "Honorable Mention Excellence in Audio" - IGF 2012, 10 January, 2012
  • "First Prize" - Music Works (awarding new business models for the music industry), 28 June, 2011
  • "Nominee Best Student Project" - German Videogame Awards, 29 March, 2011

Selected Articles

  • "On the whole, Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians is a treat and a fine example of how music can be used to shape a game's entire playthrough."
    - Leif Johnson, Gamespot
  • "You'll be in awe often enough when navigating the watery, colorful depth of Symphonia, and you'll have a hard time stifling a smile when working your way through the more cleverly designed sections of stages."
    - Dustin Chadwell, Worth Playing
  • "Even midway through a particularly complex puzzle, Beatbuddy is an absolute joy to look at."
    - Thomas Schulenberg, Joystiq

Team & Repeating
Collaborators

Sebastian Bulas
Co-CEO and Creative Dictator

Björn von der Osten
Programmer

Wolf Lang
Co-CEO and Business Development

Henning Steinbock
Programmer

Daniel Wallner
Game Artist

Niko Nickmann
QA-Tester

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