Press kit — Laundry Bear Games


Laundry Bear Games
Based in Toronto, Canada

Founding Date:
March 29, 2016


Press/Business Contact:


A Mortician's Tale



Laundry Bear is a small, independent game studio based in Toronto, Canada. We love collaborating with friends to make colourful and emotionally-impactful video games. In 2017, we released our critically-acclaimed debut title A Mortician's Tale. We are currently working on our second game. 



Laundry Bear Games was founded at the beginning of 2016 after co-founders Andrew Carvalho and Gabby DaRienzo along with some friends developed the game Trackoons during a local game jam. Realizing they both shared similar game design values (and a love for Toronto and its unofficial mascot, the raccoon), Gabby and Andrew started their own game studio, named after the English translation for the Swedish word for raccoons — laundry bears.



Awards and Recognition

  • “Co-Founder Gabby DaRienzo — Forbes 30 Under 30 2019: Games”

  • "Laundry Bear Games — One of Gamasutra's Top 10 Game Developers of 2017"

  • "A Mortician's Tale — Finalist, Nuovo Award" — Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards, 2018

  • "A Mortician's Tale — Honourable Mention, Excellence in Narrative" — IGF Awards, 2018

  • "A Mortician's Tale — Official Selection, Fantastic Arcade" Austin, Fall 2017

  • "A Mortician's Tale — Official Selection, Different Games Toronto" Toronto, Spring 2017

  • "A Mortician's Tale — Official Selection, Double Fine's Day of the Devs" San Francisco, Fall 2016

  • "Trackoons — Official Selection, TIFF digiPlaySpace" Toronto, Spring 2016

Additional Links

Andrew Carvalho on Twitter
Personal twitter for Andrew Carvalho (@andrewcarvalho) available at

Gabby DaRienzo on Twitter
Personal twitter for Gabby DaRienzo (@gabdar) available at