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At a Glance: Funomena

IndieMonth | 265d ago
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Funomena is an independent game studio located in downtown San Francisco, California. The company was founded in January of 2013 by Robin Hunicke and Martin Middleton – two passionate game developers who believe that games can have a positive impact on the world. If you are curious how to say Funomena – just use this little song as a guide.

Funomena is working on 3 unannounced titles that span a variety of platforms from console to iOS to VR! Games will be announced beginning this fall. Until then, they encourage people to sign up for their mailing list - which you can find at, and to follow them on twitter (@funomena) and on facebook! 

Play on: TBA

Mini Q&A
Answers by Robin Hunicke, Co-Founder and CEO

Why do you make games?
We love making games! We feel lucky to live in a universe where that is a job we can do each day.

Why should people play Funomena games?
Because they will love to play them! We will respect their time, creativity and curiosity. We will help them enjoy themselves in a new way!

What element of game design do you hold above all others?
Put the feeling first! Design for the feelings you want to create in players - and the rest will come.

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dedicatedtogamers  +   265d ago
Sounds like an interesting dev. I especially like to hear "We will respect their time, creativity and curiosity"
Gigus  +   265d ago
Can't wait to see future announcements.
MrxDeath  +   265d ago
the answers are so are so great !
they make games because they love to
and i will play there games !
JoelandEllie  +   265d ago
i will follow them on twitter just for helping me relive my childhood with that video
beepbopadoobop  +   265d ago
Well they seem passionate enough about whatever they are doing which is good
Derekvinyard13  +   265d ago
I was once addicted to that song but I forgot about it, now that I've found it again it was like giving crack to a crack addict!!!
LightDiego  +   265d ago
Can't wait for these games, the team looks awesome.
LostFlock  +   265d ago
wonder what these guys are working on, will keep my eye on them.
dictionary  +   265d ago
They'll make Funomenal games!
LukeFair  +   265d ago
Looking forward to see how those games turns out to be! I laughed at that song!
shadowvisa  +   265d ago
yep Funomenal games =P
oasdada  +   265d ago
From console to ios to VR? Well i wudve doubted it 1st.. but after R@D flawless jump from psp to ps4.. anything is possible.. ready to hear more abt these games
Jorjk  +   265d ago
Excited to see so many developers working on VR, keeping my eye on their announcements
Disagree  +   265d ago
Sense of Feeling is so important in games today
SpeedDemon  +   265d ago
I signed up for the newsletter, Looking forward to seeing what these guys can do.
dota2champion  +   265d ago
They seem to have a great team in Funonmena. The director Keita Takahashi is the creator of the Katamari series. Two of the team members also work on Journey and Walking Dead game. My guess is that one of the projects will be similar to the katamari game
XtraTrstrL  +   265d ago
LOL @ having the muppets sing their company name.
BiggCMan  +   265d ago
Love the name! Excited to see their future games!
SuperYakuzaFan  +   265d ago
Watched the 1 hour talk video at casual connect.Hope it is as good as Journey , Robin Hunicke
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Monster_Tard  +   265d ago
Can't wait to hear more about these games.
Fullmetalevolust  +   265d ago
Wow, the guys at Fenomena *doouh, dooouh, doooo, doooo* Fenomena...sorry, couldn't help myself.
On topic, the guys and ladies that make the team have worked on some remarkable games, flow, flower, journey, telltalegames,etc...
They seem like very talented developers!
RexDD  +   265d ago
Working on 3 unannounced games? Most indies have a hard time working on 1 game. I can't imagine what it is to work on 3. I hope the games turn out to be great.
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jpepsi24  +   265d ago
What their saying is pretty universal to what all INdie dev say
but im curious to see what these guys will produce
Darklurkr23  +   265d ago
muppets XD

So your fun, but gotta see me a video ro some screens. Off 2 article 2
HammadTheBeast  +   264d ago
Looking forward to seeing what they make.
coolbeans  +   264d ago
A shame there's no announcements on what those iOS+VR games are, but still delightful to see this kind of enthusiastic dev presented here.

Best of wishes to your 3 current endeavors, Funomena.
Virtua_Awesome  +   264d ago
I definitely won't forget how to say their name now! :D (The classic Muppet Show is so awesome!). Just the thought of a studio like Funomena, made up of people who worked on Journey, Flower, and Katamari Damacy, making a VR game makes me smile like crazy.

I'm gonna go follow them on everything! Really looking forward to this fall to see what they announce.
MYDEATH21  +   264d ago
Epic. Can't wait to see what these devs can do!
Caffo01  +   264d ago
Love for games should always be the standard for developers, i wish them good luck, they deserve it.
Lionalliance  +   264d ago
lol, i love the muppets
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