Total Monkery: making fun.

MagNets

Frantic Bot-Collection Action! MagNet rogue bloxbots in a relentless 80s-feel, 90s-style collect-em-up! Available on Steam

ElemenTales

Control mysterious brothers and solve puzzles in this serene title for Xbox One, coming soon!

Late Night Shop

In-development: Late Night Shop, a first-person mannequin evader. Combining stealth. strategy and a lot of jump scares. PC, Mac, Linux - Also in VR!

ElemenTales Mobile

Solve Serene, Mysterious Puzzles for Windows Mobile and Windows 8. Available now with FREE TRIAL!

MagNets: Fully Charged

Play the award-winning bot collect-em-up, new and remastered for Xbox One! Coming soon!

About us

 

Total Monkery is a UK independent family-run games studio. Beginning in the back bedroom of a town house in Plymouth as one veteran programmer and two novice employees, Total Monkery have grown into a confident and efficient team. This year Total Monkery consists of Richard Weeks, TD; Andrea Chandler, MD; two artists, two programmers and an apprentice artist. We are currently based in Plymouth University's Formation Zone. 

Our debut game, MagNets, MagNets is a fast-paced bot-collection action game for PC in 2014. We received grant funding from Creative England to produce MagNets; since then, it has had an audience at The Gadget Show and Insomnia 52, received a TIGA nomination in October 2014, has been released on Steam after a successful Greenlight and is currently being upgraded for an Xbox One release. Our second Unity title, ElemenTales, is a serene 3D puzzle game available now for Windows tablets, mobiles and PC, and will also be available for Xbox One in the new year. Our most recent project, Late Night Shop, is a smart first-person horror stealth puzzler; the pre-alpha was released 2015 has received an overwhelmingly positive response.

An ambitious company, we have goals beyond making quality games; we like to collaborate with others, get involved in the local area, share our skills and experience, and in doing so contribute value to the industry we love.

 

 

Total Monkery - Selected as One of the Creative England 50

Total Monkery - Selected as One of the Creative England 50

Client Work

Team

  • Richard Weeks
    Richard Weeks
    Chief Technical Officer
    CTO: 20+ year veteran game developer, ex-employee of Sony, Psygnosis, LucasArts and more, as well as contractor for titles such as Viva Pinata (PC), Xbox Kinect launch title Get Fit with Mel B, and popular indie series Bit Trip. Two years of experience with Total Monkery has given him experience and insight into project management and technical direction. Richard is a fan of the old-school and collects retro consoles. Richard's favourite games list is vast, but includes Mariokart for the SNES, Do! Run Run, and Fallout 3.
  • Andrea Chandler
    Andrea Chandler
    Managing Director
    Andrea Chandler is a well-practiced manager of humans and stellar go-getting machine. When not looking after the sanity of the team, she also works as Scheme Manager for Home-Start South Hams, Plymouth and Tavistock, a family charity which has expanded to more than double its size and scope during her tenure. Andrea has also established two businesses and managed teams in the adult education sector. Without her, Total Monkery would also quickly collapse under a ton of paperwork and no-one would get paid. She's a business geek first, but has been known to get addicted to numerous popular freemium apps, and enjoys all games which involve people looking silly in front of the Kinect.
  • Will Davis
    Will Davis
    Programmer
    Will studied Computing and Digital Art at Plymouth University and is a life-long gamer and technology geek. He describes Total Monkery as his dream job. He is rarely far from a computer with Unity, and when separated from this will watch YouTube tutorials into the early hours. His other interests include basketball, disassembling things for people (with occasional reassembly), consuming litres of coffee and teasing his girlfriend. His favourite games include Target Renegade, Populous, Battlefield 2 and the Command and Conquer series.
  • Anya Trounce
    Anya Trounce
    Artist
    Anya has been a hobbyist artist and writer since her teens and has now had two years of experience with the studio, during which time she has developed a passion for 3D modelling and tried her hand at much more. She is a Blender addict and may attempt to convert you. She has also adopted a number of other roles, including project management tasks, creating and managing the TM websites, and tech support for her mother. She describes herself as a casual gamer, and by casual she means impatient. She has trouble picking favourites, but is a sucker for good multiplayer and joins the rest of the universe in loving the Portal series. She refers to herself as a meta-geek, and can get into almost anything.

The Blog

What the Future Holds: Part One

Anya Dec 01, 2015 0 Comments
First of all: Total Monkery won a Media Innovation Award for MagNets on Thursday! Here's a link to find out more: http://www.mediainnovationawards.com/ And the awards uploaded a nice clip on Twitter: https://twitter.com/2015MIAwards/status/669954673319747584 So, many of you will know that we've been working on getting MagNets and ElemenTales to Xbox One. We're now so close that you'll be able to see us at Insomnia 56 on the Microsoft greenshoots stand and have a play! Richard, Andrea, Will and I will be manning the stand at Birmingham NEC (with foam bananas as usual) from the 11th to the 14th. Last time we were at...

Off to Paris!

Anya Oct 26, 2015 0 Comments
Happy Halloween, everyone! So you might have noticed that it's been a little quiet from us. Never fear - this the fun kind of quiet where a bunch of big exciting plans are afoot and we can't say anything in particular because we don't know which big exciting plan is going to become THE plan. Sorry about the vagueness, guys. Anyway, Andrea and Richard are travelling to Paris this afternoon for Paris Games Week! Alright for some, although apparently it's all business. If you'd like to talk to them, they're available for appointments through the Games Connection Meeting App. I'm sure they'll be much less vague than I am. Back at home, we've all got plenty of work to do. MagNets: Fully Charged will be hitting the Xbox this...

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