Three new garfield games are currently in development


Jan 28, 2022
Engineer and publisher Microids has inked a publishing deal to create not one, not two, but rather three new Garfield games, according to a social media post from the company. Originally established by French programmer Elliot Grassiano, the Microids we realize today has existed in some structure since the mid-1980s.

The studio cut its teeth on the likes of racing games such as 500 cc Grand Prix, Super Bike Challenge, and Chicago 90. Its catalog features considerably more than racing adventures now, however, with the Syberia series and Blacksad: Under the Skin constituting some of the business' most notable projects in ongoing memory. The publishing arm has come into a couple interesting gets, as well. For instance, late last year, Microids published OSome Studio's The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf, a 3D platformer that largely flew under the radar upon its release on consoles and PC. However, microids itself has at least three new projects in the works that will undoubtedly garner a fair piece of attention when the opportunity arrives.

Yesterday, January 20, Microids announced its publishing agreement with ViacomCBS Consumer Products to steerage three brand-new games based on the notable Garfield license. Since the ink has yet to completely dry, very little is referred to about the games as of yet, however Microids' Editorial Director, Alain Milly, noticed the company is "incredibly regarded" to partner with ViacomCBS. This doesn't mark the beginning of Microids' relationship with the cherished brand either, Milly reminded general society, recalling Microids' job as the publisher on Garfield's Wild Ride (2013) and Garfield Kart Furious Racing (2019).

Admittedly, Garfield doesn't have the greatest track record with regards to his interactive adventures. From side-scrollers and platformers to action games and racers, Garfield-branded titles typically fail to hit the mark. However, microids could change things to improve things. How the French studio may accomplish as much presently remains to be seen.

The lasagna-loving orange cat's most late computer game appearance took shape courtesy of his job in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, the Smash Bros.- like experience that features some of Nickelodeon's biggest characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Nigel Thornberry, April O'Neil, Invader Zim, the Teenage Mutant Ninja, and several others. Outside of the upcoming Microids projects, who can say without a doubt where exactly Garfield may spring up next?