(August 17, 2021 — Toronto, Canada) After nine years designing and publishing video games as Benjamin Rivers Inc., the husband-and-wife team of Benjamin Rivers and Nancy Yeung announce their new studio, BancyCo.
Since 2012 the Toronto-based developers have released critically-acclaimed titles Home, Alone With You, and Worse Than Death on consoles, PC and the App Store. As BancyCo, they continue to focus on creating original IP while working with new development and publishing partners.
That’s why today, BancyCo also announces that it’s developing its fourth game. It’s lighthearted, colourful, and for the first time, spearheaded by Co-Founder and Producer Nancy Yeung.
BancyCo is creating its new original game in collaboration with developers from Laundry Bear — the talented Toronto studio who released A Mortician’s Tale and Speed Dating for Ghosts, and who have co-developed titles such as Celeste, Ooblets and Moonglow Bay.
The studio successfully acquired funding for the development of a prototype and is expecting to go into full production later this year. Release dates and platforms for the new game aren’t available just yet; players can get updates on Twitter and Instagram.
BancyCo is a Toronto-based, independent videogame studio founded by Benjamin Rivers and Nancy Yeung. We’ve developed and published critically acclaimed games for consoles, PC and iOS since 2012. Originally known as Benjamin Rivers Inc., the studio relaunched in 2021 as BancyCo to better reflect its core values as a mom-and-pop shop and its collaborations with other talented developers.