June 19th, 2012 | By Joe Grogan
You might not know the name off the top of your head, but chances are that most of what you know about mobile gaming is thanks to Exosyphen Studios, and on July 4, they’ll be celebrating 10 years of innovation.
Founded in Romania is 2002, Exosyphen was the team responsible for the first computer game ever created in the country, Hacker Evolution. When the game was released on Steam in 2010, it quickly became the fourth best-selling title on the platform and gained Exosyphen international recognition.
Though their roots are in computer gaming, Exosyphen’s innovation as a developer is on the mobile scene.
- 2004 – Exosyphen ports Quake to Windows mobile, the first ever 3D shooter on a cell phone.
- 2004 – Exosyphen creates GSM-Tracker, the first mobile social networking application.
- 2009 – Exosyphen releases exoVirusStop, the world’s only free mobile antivirus application.
- 2009 – Exosyphen’s Rail Adventures climbs to the top two percent of all iOS games.
Despite various buyout offers, Exosyphen Studios has remained an independent developer, choosing to foster a more intimate relationship with their audience over generating a profit. They remain involved in their community, donating 10 percent of their proceeds to fostering local activities and supporting social causes. They also offer direct advice and feedback to up-and-coming university students and developers.
So here’s to you, Exosyphen. You’ve got 10 years in the book, let’s hope for another 10 with just as much innovation.
“It can be done. We just did it.”
You can learn more about Exosyphen Studios and their various projects on their official website.