Paris – June 7th 2021 – Microids is proud to announce the June 2021 opening of a new development studio in Lyon (France), named Microids Studio Lyon. With more than 500 collaborators worldwide, Microids is consolidating its teams and activities thanks to this new studio focusing on new adventure games.
The games industry veteran David Chomard, who worked for several publishers before managing his own studio for ten years, will lead the Microids Studio Lyon as Studio Director. To staff its teams, Microids Studio Lyon is recruiting two dozen professionals (artists, designers and programmers) with Unity engine experience on consoles.
This new studio is part of the development strategy initiated last year. Stéphane Longeard, CEO of Microids adds: “Since Microids had a 64% turnover increase between 2019 and 2020, it appeared logical for us to create a new studio while strengthening the existing projects and investments with the long time partner studios. We are delighted to entrust David Chomard, former Atari (former Infogrames Entertainment) employee, with the reins of this new studio. His experience and expertise will be crucial.”
Microids Studio Lyon completes the company’s pipeline allowing fully integrated internal project development. Microids will keep working with multiple studios already hard at work on more than 25 titles.
“I am delighted to once again work with Microids and leading this new studio. The production of a video game is a true adventure and I can’t wait to share more about the upcoming games developed by Microids Studio Lyon” declares David Chomard, Director of Microids Studio Lyon.
Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now focuses on 4 major areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Studios, Benoît Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane), Microids has become a major player in international video games. Taking inspiration from legendary titles, including Asterix & Obelix, and Titeuf, Garfield, Fort Boyard, XIII and Blacksad, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures which give gamers the chance to play as some of their most beloved characters.