Press kit — Laundry Bear Games
Laundry Bear Games
Based in Toronto, Canada
March 29, 2016
Laundry Bear Games is a Toronto-based independent game studio focussed on developing strange and colourful video games for PC/Mac.
Laundry Bear Games was founded at the beginning of 2016 after co-founders Andrew Carvalho and Gabby DaRienzo (along with collaborators/friends) developed their 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.
Trackoons was developed in summer 2015 during Dames Making Games’ Gym Jam game jam, in collaboration with Maggie McLean, Robby Duguay, Robert Peacock, and Yuliya Boublikova. It was showcased at DMG's Arcade and Tournament, at the Ontario Celebration Zone at Harbourfront Centre during the Pan Am games, then later in 2015 at Bit Bazaar. It was then invited to be part of TIFF digiPlaySpace in Spring 2016, and had a custom 8-person cabinet built exclusively for the event. It appeared alongside games Butt Sniffin' Pugs, Wanderment, Digital Bird Playground, and Line Wobbler, among many others. Trackoons is currently exhibiting with TIFF digiPlaySpace at several events around the world.
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Awards and Recognition
- "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
- "Trackoons — Official Selection, Bit Bazaar Winter 2015" Toronto, Winter 2015
- "Trackoons — Official Selection, Dames Making Games' arcade at the Ontario's Celebration Zone at Harbourfront Centre" Toronto, Summer 2015