Spry Fox

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Spry Fox
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
Founded2010 (2010) in Seattle, Washington, United States
FoundersDavid Edery and Daniel Cook
ProductsTriple Town, Steambirds, Road Not Taken, Realm of the Mad God, Leap Day, Bushido Bear, Alphabear and 'Cozy Grove'
OwnerNetflix (2022–present)

Spry Fox is a video game producing company headquartered in Seattle, United States, that was founded in 2010 by David Edery and Daniel Cook. The company produced the games Triple Town, a freemium strategy puzzle video game with city-building game elements for social networks and mobile devices; Steambirds, a strategy flying game for mobile devices; Road Not Taken, a roguelike puzzle video game and co-created Realm of the Mad God with Wild Shadow Studios. When Wild Shadow Studios was acquired by Kabam in June 2012, Spry Fox sold its stake in the game to Kabam as part of the deal.[1]

In July 2015, Spry Fox released Alphabear, a Scrabble-style word game with collectable bear power-ups, also for mobile devices. Alphabear received the award for Standout Indie app at the inaugural Google Play Awards in 2016.[2]

In May 2016, Spry Fox released Bushido Bear, an action game they described as a mashup between Fruit Ninja and Smash TV, featuring similar collectable bears as Alphabear, also for mobile devices.[3]

In September 2018, Spry Fox released Alphabear 2, a sequel to the original word game, featuring a full campaign / narrative unlike the original version of the game, among other changes.[4] Alphabear 2 was co-funded by the US Department of Education and featured original English learning elements.[5]

In March 2021, Spry Fox released Cozy Grove, a life-sim compared with Animal Crossing for iOS devices, PCs and consoles.[6]

Spry Fox was acquired by Netflix in October 2022.[7]

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  1. ^ Rose, Mike (20 June 2012). "Spry Fox sad to see Realm of the Mad God move on". Gamasutra. Archived from the original on 2012-06-22. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  2. ^ Chokkattu, Julian (2016-05-20). "Houzz takes the crown as the Best App at the Google Play Awards". Digital Trends. Archived from the original on 2023-10-18. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  3. ^ "Bushido Bear, now available worldwide!". 11 May 2016. Archived from the original on 29 November 2022. Retrieved 29 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Alphabear 2 Releases Suddenly for Mobile Worldwide". Game Informer. Archived from the original on 2022-11-29. Retrieved 2022-11-29.
  5. ^ "Welcome to the world, Alphabear 2". 25 September 2018. Archived from the original on 29 November 2022. Retrieved 29 November 2022.
  6. ^ "Cozy Grove is Animal Crossing's chilled-out, haunted neighbor". Polygon. 6 April 2021. Archived from the original on 29 November 2022. Retrieved 29 November 2022.
  7. ^ "Netflix adds 6th gaming studio with acquisition of Spry Fox". 31 October 2022. Archived from the original on 31 October 2022. Retrieved 31 October 2022.

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