Frogmind is a new independent game studio located in Helsinki, Finland. The studio was founded in 2012 by two industry veterans Johannes Vuorinen and Juhana Myllys. Our goal is to make games with best possible gaming experience and high production values. Our first game, BADLAND, was released in App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in April 2013.
|Johannes Vuorinen is an experienced game programmer and gamer. Before co-founding Frogmind, he was the lead programmer of the Trials Evolution editor. Trials Evolution (Xbox360) has been a huge hit (metascore 90) and its editor has been praised in all of its reviews. Johannes has played games all his life. In his youth, he was an active online first person shooter gamer in games such as Quake, Action Quake 2 and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Nowadays, when he doesn’t code games, he plays various, mostly indie games both in PC/Mac/consoles and mobile.
Juhana Myllys is an accomplished game artist and graphic designer. Although he was graduated as an industrial designer his passion has always been games. Juhana’s latest projects before going indie were Motoheroz for Wii and iOS (Metascore 82) and Trials Evolution (Xbox360). In Motoheroz he worked as a lead artist, designer and level designer and in Trials Evolution he worked as a concept artist. Juhana became a gamer in a very early age when he discovered the amazing Commodore 64. After that platforms evolved from Amiga to Nintendo and from Playstation to Xbox360 but Juhana’s passion for games has remained the same. These days he most commonly plays with his iPad.
BADLAND is an atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure located in a gorgeous forest full of various inhabitants, trees and flowers. Although the forest looks like it’s from some beautiful fairytale, there seems to be something terribly wrong. The player controls one of the forest’s inhabitants to discover what’s going on. Through his journey he discovers astonishing amount of imaginative traps and obstacles. In August 2013, BADLAND has been downloaded more than 7 million times and has received multiple awards, such as an Apple Design Award.
Official webpage: www.badlandgame.com
Press kit: www.badlandgame.com/press