Press kit — Laundry Bear Games
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 — One of 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