11 Bit Studios is a Poland-based video game company that releases games for a wide variety of platforms, from mobile to PC to Playstation. They're best know for the Anomaly games, but that's not all they have to offer. In this guide, we'll look at the history of the company and some of the projects they've worked on.

Games Made by 11 Bit Studios

Title Year
Anomaly: Warzone Earth 2011
Funky Smugglers 2012
Sleepwalker’s Journey 2012
Anomaly: Korea 2012
Anomaly 2 2013
Spacecom 2014
This War of Mine 2014
Anomaly Defenders 2014
Beat Cop 2017
Frostpunk 2018

Behind the Scenes at 11 Bit Studios

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In 2009, a game development company known as 11 Bit Studios S.A. was established in Poland. The independent company is dedicated to publishing and creating games designed for hardcore and casual gamers. Initially, it was founded by a few game developers and staff members that formerly worked in a Polish video gaming company. The company has since expanded with more than seventy people.

A year after the founding of the company, its first game was announced in 2010. The game, Anomaly: Warzone Earth, is a real time strategy-concentrated play on tower defense. However, it was not until April 8, 2011 that the game was released and became available in Mac OS X and Windows.

When the game was officially released, it received great reviews from critics. GamesBeat, for one, gave it a score of 80 out of 100. When asked about the game, GamesBeat.com said that it was enjoyable and playable once the interface had been mastered. Other game critics praised it for its unique concept and solid gameplay.

In November 2011, the iOS version of "Anomaly: Warzone Earth" got one of the highest game ratings of all time. It was given a 94 score by MetaCritic.com. During the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2011, the OS X version of the game received an award. It was also chosen as the "Game of the Year Runner-Up" by TouchArcade.com.

Following the success of the company's first game, 11 Bit Studios released "Anomaly 2" as its sequel and "Anomaly Korea" as the game's expansion campaign. On May 2013, Anomaly 2 became available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. It was then followed by the release of Anomaly Korea in November 2013. Both games received favorable reviews from users and critics.

The next big success of the Polish game development company came during the release of "This War of Mine." It is a Siege of Sarajevo inspired game that takes place during the Bosnian War. Compared to other war-themed games, it concentrates on the experience of the civilians rather than the frontline combat.

"This War of Mine" received several awards and has been the subject of numerous established publications worldwide. Eurogamer.com declared that the game has a cruel yet brilliant concept. Most critics and users have agreed with this and believe it to be the reason for the game's popularity and success. On the day of its release, the company stock rose from 2 Euros to 20.

Another popular game of 11 Bit Studios, "Frostpunk," was announced in 2016 and released in April 2018. It also gained favorable reviews, including a rating of 84 out of 100 from Metacritic.com.

In just over 66 hours, "Frostpunk" received 250,000 sales. According to PC World reviews, the game has produced a city sim that is richly conceived. Gamers and critics have found the game to have the same exploration overlap as "This War of Mine." However, "Frostpunk" operates in a slightly lighter direction towards survivalism and scarcity.

The main goal of 11 Bit Studios is to provide games that are easily available via digital distribution. Thus, they distribute their games to several popular platforms. With more than a billion gamers around the world, the company is targeting a wide audience by offering numerous ways to play.

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