Welcome to Whiskeybarrel Studios!
I am Oliver Joyce, founder of the studio and a game designer best known for the popular game series Swords and Sandals. Whiskeybarrel Studios was formed in 2013 with a simple three-pillared philosophy. Whenever we make a game, we ask of ourselves that our games do the following.
- Be different. Strive to stand out from the sea of soul-sapping endless runners and Match 3 clones. Cynical, market-driven game development leads to forgettable cookie-cutter games.
- Be creative. Great experiences don’t have to mean Triple A budgets. Let the gameplay shine.
- Be charming. Make games brimming with personality.
Above all, we want to build games that exude warmth, humour and nostalgia. They should tell a story. They should make you laugh, entertain and thrill you.
We are currently hard at work building two titles: the next chapter in the franchise Swords and Sandals V, and a nautical themed conquest game currently titled Swords & Sandals: Pirates.
2018 will be a big year for the studio as we expand the Swords and Sandals universe into something truly epic.
Grand adventures await!