Factsheet

Developer:
Gobbo Games
Based in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, R.S.A.

Founding date:
February, 2008

Website:
gobbogames.co.za

Press / Business contact:
press@gobbogames.co.za

Social:
Instagram: @gobbogamessa
Twitter: @gobbogamessa
Facebook: gobbogames
Google+: gobbogamessa

Releases:
Riders Of Asgard
The Colony 2174

Address:
Africa
16 Highlinks
11 Clarence Road
Morningside
Durban
4001
South Africa

Phone:
+27 (0) 79 514 7055

Description

Gobbo Games is an Independent Games Development company and creators of board games operating from offices in Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. We believe in creating high-quality cost-effective games that remain true to the belief of Independent Game Developers around the world.

Our goal has always been to make high quality games that are price friendly and provide maximum entertainment value. As an Independent Game Development Studio we are able to achieve these goals by being focused on making games that ultimately we want to play ourselves.

History

The beginning

Gobbo Games was founded in 2008 by Quinton Delpeche, while he was doing the Game Developers Course from Train2Game in the United Kingdom. Shortly after that Matthew Leach, who was a long time friend of Quinton's, joined the team and they started working on the Soul Wars project. With no resources, space or money, they continued doing their normal day jobs and worked tirelessly on Soul Wars as part of their portfolio project for the Train2Game course. Unfortunately in 2009, personal circumstances forced Quinton to leave the United Kingdom and drop out of the Train2Game course, but this was not the end of Gobbo Games.

Back in South Africa

After getting his life back in order, Quinton Delpeche rekindled the Soul Wars project and continued to forge ahead on his own. In early 2010 the initial prototype for Soul Wars was finished but was never released to players. Quinton felt that the engine chosen, Torque 3D, was not in a position to create the game that Matthew and him had envisioned and so he decided to shelve the project and focus on a few other projects instead.

Re-Spawn was born

Although Quinton initially came up with the concept of Re-Spawn while working on Soul Wars with Matthew, it wasn't until late 2010 that Quinton spent a month in sabbatical to work on the Re-Spawn prototype. In Early 2011 he released the prototype to a few select individuals who gave the prototype a very favourable response. Quinton decided that this was going to be his focus for the foreseeable future and began to work on the first Alpha release of the game. Matthew returned back to South Africa during this period as well and was welcomed back to the Gobbo Games fold.

Kaboom Arena came to light

It was Matthew that suggested Gobbo Games focus on smaller games first in order to start building their reputation. After a few initial trial projects, Kaboom Arena was born. The game is currently still being developed aqnd the team plans to launch the game through Steam Greenlight before the end of 2016. It was during this time that Karl Muller joined the Gobbo Games family. The plan is to eventually Steam Greenlight Re-Spawn Tournament as well.

The Colony 2174 is released

Quinton initially started working on The Colony 2174 as an RTS prototype and needed a way to try and test the game mechanics. He started using printed cards and soon realised that he had actually made a complete board game in the process. After some refining and many sessions of testing, The Colony 2174 was born and in January 2016 it was officially published to The Game Crafter for purchase.

Riders of Asgard goes in to development

Karl started working on RIders of Asgard on his own and in Feburary 2016 he showed Quinton and Matthew his prototype. The game was so well received that the entire team decided to shelve all current projects and focus on bringing Riders of Asgard to Steam Greenlight.

Projects


Videos

Riders of Asgard - Trailer YouTube

Re-Spawn - Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (2MB)
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There are far more images available for Gobbo Games, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (652KB)
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Awards & Recognition

  • "Re-Spawn selected by Torque 3D Steering Committee for display on their landing page" - Via Email, 14 March, 2014

Quinton Delpeche on Twitter
Personal Twitter for Quinton Delpeche (@qdelpeche) available at twitter.com.

Quinton Delpeche on Facebook
Personal Facebook for Quinton Delpeche (quinton.delpeche) available at facebook.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Quinton Delpeche
Founder & Go-To Guy

Matthew Leach
Co-Founder & Code Ninja

Karl Muller
Co-Founder & Sound Superhero

Shirley Plant
Keeper of the Words

Nanette Giquel
Tester and I.T. Guru

Nadine Giquel
Social Media Wizard

Contact

Inquiries
inquiries@gobbogames.co.za

Twitter: @gobbogamessa
twitter.com/gobbogames

Facebook: gobbogames
facebook.com/gobbogames

Google+: gobbogamessa
plus.google.com/+gobbogamessa

Web
gobbogames.co.za


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