Factsheet

Developer:
Kalio
Based in Montevideo, Uruguay

Founding date:
2007

Website:
kalio.net/

Press / Business Contact:
info@kalio.net

Social:
twitter.com/kalio
facebook.com/kalio.net

Releases:
Ring Run Circus
Tridefense

Address:
Monte Caseros 2634
Montevideo, Uruguay

Phone:
+598 2480 0004

Description

Kalio was founded in Montevideo, Uruguay, by four friends with a shared love for technology and making things. Since 2008, mobile games is what keeps us awake at night (besides our kids).

History

Let's blame the iPhone

I clearly remember that day in March when Steve Jobs announced the iPhone SDK. We were moved. It took us some time to get our ideas straight and close the projects we were working on, but eventually we published the first iPhone app made in Uruguay (Spin This Bottle!). This was our first step towards making our first game, a tower defense game called TriDefense.

TriDefense

At the time we started with TriDefense there were no game toolkits and the iPhone was not that powerful, so we immediately understood that we had to build an engine and it would take some time. A couple of us were obsessed with Desktop Tower Defense at the time and there were no games like it on the recently launched AppStore, so we decided to take that basic mechanic and build upon it. Even if we suspected somebody should be working on something similar, we never saw Fieldrunners coming. At first we were devastated, but we kept pushing and in 2009 we released it. TriDefense gave us a lot of nice surprises, it won an award and was downloaded more than 700.000 times.

Ring Run Circus

After working on a few prototypes, we chose Ring Run Circus as our next project. For the last two years we've been working on it, and we're almost ready to release it. We're already proud of it, as it won first place in the Uruguayan Videogames Competition 2012.

Videos

Ring Run Circus - Gameplay Teaser Trailer Vimeo

TriDefense Trailer Vimeo

Images

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There are far more images available for Kalio, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

Awards & Recognition

  • "Mobile Game Prize: TriDefense - Concurso Nacional de Videojuegos" - Uruguay, 2009
  • "First Prize: Ring Run Circus - Concurso Nacional de Videojuegos" - Uruguay, 2012

Selected Articles

Team & Repeating
Collaborators

Leonardo Etcheverry
Code

Sebastián Fernández
Business

Ciro Mondueri
Design

Barzilai Spinak
Code

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