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Name: Catland Ltd
Base of Operations: Väinö Linnan aukio 15, 5th floor, 33210, Tampere, Finland
CEO: Tomi Toikka
Founded: July 10th 2017
Motto: Step into Wonder, Games that Embrace Insanity
Official Website: https://catland.studio
Catland Ltd was founded on July 10th 2017 by founders Tomi Toikka, Anssi Koskenranta and Tommi Vuori. Catland aims to create games that embrace insanity – wacky experiences that make players think “what the hell are we playing right now”. Catland games are for the PC and virtual reality platforms.
Catland was named after a city district in Tampere called Kissanmaa, where the CEO Tomi Toikka had a pretty comfortable apartment once.
The Catland team consists of a ragtag band of amateur game developers. The CEO of Catland Tomi Toikka has worked on everything from web development to marketing and game design. Founder, chairman of the board and lead programmer Anssi Koskenranta along with founder and lead programmer Tommi Vuori met with Tomi in a bar at 2 AM and have been developing games ever since. To this date, all Catland employees have been hired after a night out at the tavern – which either tells a cautionary tale of Finnish night life or speaks volumes about legendary Finnish antisocial tendencies.
Catland was part of batch one of Nordic XR Startups (formerly Nordic VR Startups) during which time the company got amazing business advice and great mentoring – introducing Catland to the Finnish games industry formally for the first time.
Catland released its first title Taphouse VR on Steam October 17th 2017. The VR exclusive bartending simulator made in just four months with three team members went onto scoring a 96% positive Steam rating, international acclaim and continues to receive regular content updates. It’s prolonged success speaks volumes about the power of virtual reality.
On January 2018, the Catland team started working on its next title, The Spy Who Shrunk Me; a spy adventure game starring Audrey Smoothspy, a superagent armed with a shrink ray. The game would feature an exciting Cold War setting with stealth gameplay featuring mechanics like dropping banana peels to make guards slip, plopping shrunken guards down toilets and shrinking yourself to the size of an ant.
On August 15th 2018, The Spy Who Shrunk Me was officially announced to the world with a Fall 2018 release date for both PC and VR. Catland also confirmed it had secured its seed funding round led by legendary Finnish game developers and investors Sisu Game Ventures (ran by Remedy founder Samuli Syvähuoko), Jaakko Manninen (CTO of Vizor), Sami Vanhatalo (Remedy founder and Combo Breaker chairman) and Niko Punin (renowned entrepreneur and business angel).
Name: The Spy Who Shrunk Me
Platforms: PC and VR
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Stealth, Action, Comedy
Steam Store Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/754850/
THE SPY WHO SHRUNK ME is a stealth game where you are a superspy armed with a shrink ray! Shrink enemies and feed them to paper shredders – or shrink yourself to get past enemies. Sneak in 1980’s Moscow and sabotage operations in a stealth game unlike any other.
The Spy Who Shrunk Me is a stealth game where you are a superspy armed with a shrink ray! It’s 1981. Sneak onto a train inbound to Moscow and infiltrate a software company that harbors grave secrets bound to turn the Cold War into a very hot one. Armed with banana peels, airbag mines and the capability to shrink enemies and drop them in toilets and paper shredders, you are the only one standing between the dreaded General Bolscotchkovich and his Soviet army.
Name: Taphouse VR
Platforms: VR (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Microsoft Mixed Reality)
Release Date: October 17th 2017
Genre: Simulation, Casual
Steam Store Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/591680/
In Taphouse VR, you are the bartender! Run your own taphouse, give drunk dwarves their fill of delicious ale or drench the bunch by mixing delicious cocktails! Everything around the counter is yours to mess with – including your paying customers.
In Taphouse VR, you are the bartender! Pour glasses, mugs and shots of all kinds of beverages to thirsty dwarves. Mix and match recipes to make drinks that dazzle your patrons. Be careful with your customers – some will get angry if served the wrong thing or if you take your time. Get ready to break up some fights as well! With an exciting cast of drunk dwarves and a cast of lovely drinking holes to work in you’ll get to experience what it truly feels like to be a tavernkeep. And when your mind starts to wander, play the slot machine or throw out some troublemakers!
Note: While Taphouse VR is a perfect entry point for VR, we highly recommend it for older audiences. There’s lots of alcohol, dwarves passing out and even some mild fisticuffs about – VR responsibly.