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Sabotage Studio

We are an indie studio from Quebec City that makes retro-inspired games.


Early history

After spending a year working evenings and weekends to prototype The Messenger, Sabotage was founded in April 2016. Over the next two years, the team went from three to ten people, all gathering around the idea of creating modern games that encapsulate what made retro titles so compelling. The Messenger was released in August 2018, published by Devolver Digital, and was critically acclaimed, earning many accolades and awards, including a prestigious Game Award for Best Debut Indie Title.


The Sabotage team is now complete, counting 16 cherry-members, fully dedicated to creating their own definitive editions of the genres they loved as kids. Just like The Messenger is the Sabotage take on the action platformer, the team is now working on Sea of Stars, a turn-based RPG set in the same universe. Our team is composed of self-driven artisans who seek to be unleashed rather than controlled. Even though the vision for each game is clearly defined, everyone is given the tools and encouragement to express themselves in bringing everything they want both to the company’s culture and to our games.

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Sabotage Studio

Country: Canada