Factsheet

Developer:
KaleidoGames
Based in Brighton, UK

Founding date:
May, 2013

Website:
kaleidogames.com/

Press / Business Contact:
press@kaleidogames.com

Social:
KaleidoGames BLOG
twitter.com/KaleidoGames
Skype

Releases:
Vortex Attack
Beekyr Android
Beekyr Reloaded

Address:
Brighton


Phone:
0034 699 027 531

Description

KaleidoGames, an independent studio developing polished fun games and useful apps. The addictive playability and difficulty of the games are strongly influenced by MSX (8-bit computer), Commodore Amiga (16-bit computer) and Arcade games from 80s and early 90s.

History

Pre KaleidoGames

Jaime Dominguez - professional flash developer since 2004. In 2012, developed a remake of a game called Valkyr. In 2013 decided to go one step further and make his own game he was able to gather an illustrator a composer: Beekyr was ready for the world and KaleidoGames came to life. Since then, Jaime has been developing apps and games with help of some other artists reaching high quality polished titles.

Kaleidogames Progress

In 2014 we released Beekyr Eco Shoot'em up. It was our first game as group / studio. It was released for Android and we made a few big mistakes: not many games were sold but game got lots of downloads with very high ratings. We learnt how to make a good game but not to sell it. After that Kaleidogames made the best tea brewing app for Android (still, in 2018, placed on top results, Android). Then, in 2015 we released Vortex Attack. Innitially a mobile game but it was turned into an arcade game. We made new mistakes but this time it was better. Even having really basic graphics we managed to create a fan base. Then, there was a whole year full of experimentation with Vortex Attack updates, tournaments and fairs till we polished gameplay at it's best. After that, out reviews improved (95% positive reviews in Steam) we were selling a lot more. Later in 2016, we started to apply all this new knowledge into our first title to port it to Steam as we felt the game had a lot of potential. It was released for Steam-PC in 2017 with enhanced gameplay and new graphics. This is our best title for now. But a shmup with insects that is never going to be seen right by purists of the SHMUP genere. But we are very happy with it, we tend to be more original than commercial. We learned how to produce and sell a game, specially in the overcrowded Steam store. Still a long way to go but we are not doing bad anymore. We indend to keep making original addictive games.

Fairs assistance (Since 2014)

We have attended, exposed and organized contests in more than 30 fairs. The list is huge but our influence has been mainly Spain.

Videos

Beekyr Reloaded [2017] YouTube

Vortex Attack showcased in fairs [2014-2015] YouTube

KaleidoGames in ParlaBytes Fair [2014] YouTube

Images

vortex.jpg
beekyrReloaded.jpg
arcades.jpg
pres_Sept16.jpg
pres_March15.jpg
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There are far more images available for KaleidoGames, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

Awards & Recognition

Selected Articles & Quotes

  • "Article: Creation of KaleidoGames and Vortex Attack"
    - Dan Paredes, infinitelives.us
  • "Are actual players less skilled than 20 years ago?"
    - [FEATURED POST] GamaSutra, gamasutra.com

Team & Repeating
Collaborators

Jaime Domínguez
Leader and developer, Freelancer

Mete Burch Bator (from 2013)
Music composer/ sound designer, Freelancer

Daniel Nevado, Illustrator, designer (from 2017)
Beekyr Reloaded (2017), Game arts

Diego Gangl Illustrator (2013-2014)
Beekyr (2013) Artist

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks