We are a game development studio located in Costa Rica, currently focused on the development of casual and engaging game titles for kids 8 thru 80 years old. We have ample experience both in software development and art. We offer art, design, software and music of high quality, or our porting services.
Our main focus is to create fun and entertaining games that amuse and challenge gamers of all ages. We achieve this through high standards both in the design and development of our games, with particular emphasis placed on gameplay and the overall player experience.
We believe that playing games is not just a leisure activity; it is an activity in which people interact with each other and learn, and get real value from the time they invest having fun!
Fair Play Labs
is a young company, but formed by experienced and creative professionals. Our company is over nine years old; our team has grown quickly and is currently 40 members strong, roughly divided 50/50 among developers and artists.
The company begins in 2003, when Claudio Pinto was enthused by his son Daniel to start a game development studio. He had almost 20 years of experience in software development in the enterprise applications space as co-founder of Exactus Software, an ERP software and services company with over 500 customers in 12 countries in the Latin American region. And he had gradually grown very interested in the game industry, particularly serious games and their applications in education.
After lots of research and some proof of concept projects, he realized that there are a lot of young and talented engineers and artists with interests in this field in Costa Rica. As the team grew and we started to work on more ambitious projects, it became clear in 2004 that it was feasible to enter the gaming software industry to offer services and develop our own titles.
That is when we founded Fair Play Labs, and we initially focused primarily on the development of a powerful set of tools and an Action Adventure title 'for kids 8 thru 80 years old' on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance and DS called “Ecovolution”, with an ecological theme.
Since then we have worked in several original projects, such as:
- Wackylands– a collection of mini-games for the Apple iPhone™ and iPod Touch™
- Wackylands Boss - Create and evolve the meanest (or funniest or coolest) princess-eating monster in this humorous frantic-action game and show it to the world!
- Cube Head - CubeHead for iPhone™ will take you to the world of Tiles, where fast thinking and slick sliding are the only ways to survive
- Journey to Real Madrid - As a joint venture with MEDL Mobile, Inc. (http://www.medlmobile.com/) we developed this free-kick-based soccer game, which takes you through the journey to become a Real Madrid Superstar, playing as one of many actual Real Madrid players from old days and from today.
We also offer outsourcing services, both in digital art and software development, for customers abroad.
We will be recognized as one of the best companies in the digital interactive entertainment industry, combining creativity, innovation and fun.
Develop fun games for children 8 thru 80, which are innovative and non-violent, emphasizing mobile platforms, and have fun doing it! Become a great company to work for.
In Fair Play Labs we hold in great regard the following values:
- Creativity & Innovation
- Fun & Quality
- Enthusiasm & Commitment
- Confidence & Perseverance
- Learning & Humility
- Recognition & Pride
- Teamwork & Solidarity
- Integrity & Honesty