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We’re dreamers, but it means we keep thinking up crazy ideas that you haven’t seen before.

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Mobile's where it's at

We make games for mobile, because we want you to take the magic that is Thoopid everywhere you go.

For the love of games

Because we love what we do and we want you to love it just as much.


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WHO'S THOOPID?

Games so dope, you'll be getting totally thoopid.

Thoopid ©, founded in 2013 by avid gamers with award winning experience in design, development, digital marketing and emerging media. We are based in Cape Town – nowhere better, right? But determined to spread our goodness around the globe. Essentially we are a mobile gaming company, but when we are merchandising toys and socks we’ll know that we’ve hit it big.

Why’d we call ourselves something as stupid as Thoopid ©? Well. when you try to say our name you sound stupid, so we’re already one up on you. It’s all about gaming, right?

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games

Snailboy, an adventure of epic proportions.

Snailboy is a physics based puzzle game with rich graphics, killer sounds and over 40 levels of intoxicating game play.



 

 

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press

View Snailboy Presskit


IGN
App Store Update: 27 September

Gorgeous visuals on par with what you’d see in top-quality animated films propel this platformer starring a snail who’s lost his shells.

pocketgamer
Fling, stick, and slap Snailboy to get his stolen shells back in this slimy platformer

A snail doesn’t have the right to be so darn cute.

adobe air
Thoopid, a Garden Snail, and Adobe AIR

The folks at Thoopid have really garnered my attention with Snailboy.

ventureburn
8 startups taking the African gaming scene to the next level

The folks at Thoopid have really garnered my attention with Snailboy.

CNN
Zombie killers vs cheeky snails: African gaming apps

The Cape Town-based company is one of many indie game designers springing up in Africa’s largest economy.

gamua
Games Round-Up

Although still a young company, its new game seems on par with international standards with stunning artwork, graphics and quirky character design.

100_percent_indie
Sailboy Races Out As Samsung Apps Exclusive

Snailboy goes an extra mile and more to create lovable characters, rich environments and tight gameplay to deliver one of the finest examples of casual physics gaming we’ve ever seen.

IT_News_Africa
10 exciting African gaming start-ups to watch

The studio is known for their extensive work on their Snailboy title, which has been garnering praise in the local gaming scene.

Techcentral
SA-made game tops iTunes charts

A locally developed iPad and iPhone game, Snailboy, has hit the big time internationally.

jobs

Want to make games? At Thoopid we are passionate about making games you want to play. Join a small team of avid gamers who are aspiring to share their gaming goodness around the globe.

 

Developer

    Thoopid is looking to add an ActionScript3 Developer to our small team who is passionate about crafting beautiful games for our rapidly growing indie mobile games company in Cape Town. You will work alongside artists and other developers to bring incredible games to the mobile market. We are looking for a team member who is capable of picking up and running with preexisting systems, as well as incorporating totally new cutting edge technology and systems. You must be a self-sufficient, independent developer as well as a great team player that can work with others to produce innovative solutions for exceptionally beautiful games.

    Requirements:

    • AS3 experience
    • Knowledge in FlashDevelop, Flex or Flash Builder, as well as the Flash IDE
    • Flash/interactive design experience
    • Experience integrating with server-side web applications
    • Experience with game engine or similar technology
    • Experience with CPU/memory optimization, cross-browser compatibility
    • Experience coding complex event handling systems and advanced transitions/animations in Flash


    Preferences:

    • Proficiency with Java, C++, HTML5, or PHP
    • Experience with Facebook and other Social APIs
    • Up-to-date knowledge of best practices in web standards, design, and technologies including all forms of social media
    • Experience with Stage3D and Starling
    • Working with Flash for mobile, tables and/or other devices
3D Generalist

    Thoopid is on the lookout for a 3D Generalist to add to our small team, who is passionate about creating beautiful games for our rapidly growing indie mobile games company in Cape Town. You will work in a team with other 3D artists to bring incredible games to the mobile market. We are looking for a team member with stunning skills, ready to explore innovative concepts for exceptionally beautiful games.

    Requirements:

    • Strong knowledge in animation and character modeling
    • Strong design and conceptualizing ability
    • Keen to work in a team environment
    • Passion for creating incredible games
    • Proactive and willing to work efficiently and find solutions
    • Ability to adjust and handle changing priorities
    • Keen eye for details


    Ideal Program Knowledge:

    • Maya
    • Photoshop
    • Z-Brush and Nuke a plus
Graphics Designer

    Thoopid creates great games that are also visually stunning. We want a team member who is driven to design visually stunning art for awesome games. With a sharp eye for details, keen to learn and ready to push the boundaries to fashion something utterly original.

    Requirements:

    • Strong design and conceptualizing ability
    • UI and UX Design
    • Marketing content generation
    • Keen to collaborate in a team environment
    • Passion for creating incredible games
    • Proactive and willing to work efficiently and find solutions
    • Ability to adjust and handle changing priorities


    Ideal Program Knowledge:

    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • Adobe Suite a plus
    • Basic 3D knowledge
Be an Intern!

    Keen to learn, work hard and explore the gaming industry?

    Shoot us your portfolio of work and attached CV. If your application is successful, you’ll jump straight into generating awesome games.


    Internships with Thoopid typically last 3 months and do not guarantee you a position at the company.


 


Apply Now!


Send us your portfolio URL and CV to getting@thoopid.com and specify the position you are applying for in the subject line.

contact

There are many ways to get a hold of us!

Say hi or come visit us at:

Address:

101 Buitenkloof Studios,

8 Kloof Street,

Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

E-mail: 

getting@thoopid.com

Help & Support:

forum.thoopid.com

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