Crimson Owl Studios is a Dutch game studio. Five members make up the team: Pascal van Beek, Raymond Bijl, Thomas Duindam, Peter Heil and Thomas Schmall. All team members work part-time on normal jobs, and reserve Fridays for game development. Caromble! is the best know (and only) title currently being developed.
Early HistoryLate in the summer of 2008, Crimson Owl studios – which wasn’t called Crimson Owl Studios back then – started when four Computer Science students at Utrecht University teamed up to make a game engine, and a level editor to go with it. Despite having no money and no time the team made good progress and after a year the first attempts at creating games began.
Enter Thomas Schmall. In a Global Game Jam team with Thomas D. and Peter, he single-handedly painted his team to an almost-victory in the graphics category. After joining Crimson Owl Studios – which still wasn’t called Crimson Owl Studios back then – the development of Caromble! began in earnest.
Present DayStill with no resources besides determination and passion for games, the members of Crimson Owl Studios – which had finally received it’s name – have been pouring every evening hour and weekend day into the development of Caromble!. The launch of Caromble! will mark the end of the first chapter in the history of Crimson Owl Studios. All members of Crimson Owl Studios have a job four days a week, and reserve every Friday for Caromble!.