Incube8 Games, the retro game publisher and developer, has announced its acquisition of Greenboy Cartridge Games, the development studio that exclusively develops Game Boy titles. The acquisition expands Incube8 Games’ portfolio of retro handheld games and strengthens its commitment to preserving the gaming experience with 8-Bits games.
Greenboy Cartridge Games, led by Dana Puch, is renowned for developing exceptional Game Boy titles. Setting themselves apart from other modern developers who draw inspiration from Nintendo’s classic handheld, Greenboy Cartridge Games exclusively produces games for the Game Boy console. This dedication has garnered them a loyal following and critical acclaim, thanks to their nostalgic visuals, challenging gameplay, and retro feel.
Adding to their success, Greenboy Cartridge Games has successfully crowdfunded their last two Game Boy games, The Shapeshifter 1 and The Shapeshifter 2, raising a total of $145K. The Shapeshifter 2 made history as the first-ever Game Boy game to be released on two cartridges, cementing Greenboy Cartridge Games’ reputation as industry pioneers. As part of the acquisition, Greenboy Cartridge Games’ original team will be releasing its third and last episode of Shapshifter, “The Shapshifter 3”.
Incube8 Games, known for its high-quality boxed games, has made a strategic move with the acquisition of Greenboy Cartridge Games. The deal will enable Incube8 Games to expand its library of Game Boy games with 7 new ones, totaling 23 IPs for the end of 2023. The acquisition also represents a step forward in Incube8 Games’ mission to keep retro gaming alive, by preserving the gaming experience of classic consoles like the Game Boy.
“We are excited to welcome Greenboy Cartridge Games to the Incube8 Games line-up. These newly owned licenses, coupled with Incube8 Games’ passion for retro gaming, will help us expand our portfolio and bring more high-quality retro games to our community,” said Incube8 Games founder and CEO, Olivier Lemire.