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New Nerd Monkeys website + blog!

By | Food for thought

Hello world!
Our first post on our new website!
More posts incoming, specially one about a new game* UHUU!

Meanwhile, we are converting all the old blog posts to this new space, so expect constant updates.

*New for you, old for us

Reddit AMA

Ask Me Anything – The Express Killer

By | AMA, Food for thought, Game Maker Studio

July 26th at 17:00 UTC

Who would have thought… Filipe Duarte Pina and Diogo Vasconcelos are doing a Reddit AMA about Detective Case and Clown Bot latest game, The Express Killer, as well as overall Nerd Monkeys’ related stuff.

This feels a little bit weird because we’re so used to answering questions nobody asked us that usually escalates to security “inviting us” to leave the premises. This might actually be an interesting first! Are you as excited as we are? Can you ask us important and relevant questions or will we be bored to death?

The link to access it will be but it only becomes accessible 30 minutes before it starts. However, you can and should visit it so you can add it to your calendar. 😉

We are counting on the community to receive lots of interesting questions… and please… pleaaaaase don’t ask us where all the teeth are.

Detective Case and Clown Bot do not like 64bits!

By | Food for thought, Game Maker Studio, Mobile

In September “Murder in The Hotel Lisbon” will be taken out of Google Play and the App Store.

Yeap, these past three years of Detective Case and Clown Bot in your pocket were good but, like everything else, someday it must come to an end. The final date is schedule to the day Apple decides to update their OS exclusively for 64bits apps, we know that 32bits app will no longer be supported around September with the launch of the iPhone 8.

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Monkey Day / Dia do Macaco

By | Food for thought, Gaming

This was another Monkey Day, a day someone in the team is responsible to show everyone at Nerd Monkeys a list of currently playing games, personal influences or simply interesting/relevant games to play.

These were the presented games:
– Rez Infinite
– Life is Strange
– Mario Maker
– Monkey Island
– Big Bang Mini
– Mini Metro
– Gamedev Story
– Pokémon Heart Gold
– Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic
– Genital Jousting

And these were some extras played that day:
– Spelunky
– Thumper
– Fibbage 2

The next Monkey Day will be in May, until then the whole team has a lot of work ahead. 😉

PS: We know these photo compositions by Filipe are terrible, but we publish them anyway to avoid hurting his feelings. ;P

Going bananas!

By | Food for thought

Nerd Monkeys’s HR call center is going bananas! We’re currently hiring programmers. 😀
#gamedevjobs #gamedeveloper #gamedev #oldfashion #rotaryphone (at Lisbon, Portugal)

DnD night

By | Food for thought

With the team growing this fast, it’s important we start doing some team building activities, so the studio dinosaurs and the newbies get along, so we did the first Dungeons & Dragons night! Oh my… the fun!

New episode for Detective Case and Clown Bot

By | Food for thought

Detective Case and Clown Bot in: the Express Killer is the full name of the new episode that we will launch this year and we guarantee at least 30* hours of entertainment! BAM!
It’s this year (not last year) that our first DLC gets published. We are working at this moment, YES RIGHT NOW, on a new episode inspired in the classical mystery train murder stories. Something like Agatha Christie’s “The mystery of the blue train”, but like… er… it’s not like that.
The episode will be available this year to whoever bought the original game “Murder in the Hotel Lisbon” for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam.

*We do not guarantee 30 hours of game play, maybe it’s something more like 3 hours… or was it 30 minutes? Hmmm…

Here Comes A New Monkey!

By | Food for thought

She looks all tough and confident but she is actually very shy and elusive, so pictures of this rare artistic monkey in her natural habitat doing her animations are very rare.

Meanwhile, Nerd Monkeys is recruiting!
If you’re interested just send us your CV and portfolio to

Nerd Monkeys Goes to the London Games Festival 2016

By | Food for thought

Games London is a ground breaking new thing to support, grow and promote the games and interactive entertainment sector, so we have to be there! It’s no secret we’re currently working on a few author projects, we even presented what we’re working on last year on the Microsoft Game Dev Camp 2015 event, so the logic step for us was to submit the game to the Games Finance Market in search for interested investors, luckily we were selected so here we go! We’ll also be around the EGX Rezzed as visitors, so if anyone wants to meet just give us a call.

Nerd Monkeys acquires the Under Siege game IP

By | Food for thought, Gaming

Under Siege is a RTT game that had a development cost of 1.4M Euros and was released by Seed Studios in June 2nd of 2011 for the PSN on the Playstation 3. Seed Studios was a Portuguese game development studio that unfortunately closed its doors in 2012. This was because Under Siege launch coincided with the infamous PSN hack, a financial blow the company was unable to recover from.

Today, on the day Nerd Monkeys celebrates its third anniversary, we officially announce the acquisition of Under Siege intellectual property from Seed Studios to Nerd Monkeys Ltd. There were many reasons that lead us to this investment, those will be revealed in due time.

Until then, if you want to try the game you can play the trial available or buy the game on PS3 PSN and if you enjoy it you can also buy the art book available at FNAC.

Cartaz no Saldanha

By | Fashion, Food for thought

Yap, de facto perdemos a cabeça e estourámos um grande pedaço do orçamento, mas é tão épico! Agora é ver se a malta em Lisboa fica curiosa em relação ao Crime no Hotel Lisboa na Steam ao ponto de ir lá comprar do dia 17 de Julho. 🙂

Banana Jam!

By | Fashion, Food for thought

Got a great idea for a game but no coding skills? Take part in the 2014 Banana Jam!

Banana Jam is a fun new game jam from Nerd Monkeys in partnership with IPCA, in which, any member of public can submit a game idea no longer than 140 characters long (for tweeting purposes), with the best game idea being made into a full game by a group of young developers.

All game ideas submitted will be voted on in the Banana Jam poll, and the dev team composed of young developers will choose one game pitch from the most voted main genre.

The chosen game pitch will then go into production to create a prototype and, if any good, it will pass into alpha production, otherwise another pitch will be selected.

If your submission reaches the final alpha version stage, your game will have a strong probability to go into full production and be published by Nerd Monkeys. This means you’ll earn a royalty percentage of its sales!

So If you have a great game idea, join in the Banana Jam now!