Péndulo Studios, S.L.

Moby ID: 1983

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Péndulo Studios is a game development studio founded in 1994 in Madrid, Spain by Rafael Latiegui, Ramón Hernáez and Felipe Gómez Pinilla. The company is known for creating 2D point-and-click adventure games.

Péndulo's first title was Igor: Objective Uikokahonia (1994) followed by Hollywood Monsters (1997). At a time when other companies were turning away from adventure games, the studio had its international breakthrough success with Runaway: A Road Adventure (2001), which would eventually form a trilogy with Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle (2006) and Runaway: A Twist of Fate (2009). The second title was also the first in the series to be taken to other platforms aside from Windows: the Wii and the Nintendo DS. That experiment was however not repeated for the titles afterwards.

After finishing the Runaway trilogy, Péndulo revisited its second game Hollywood Monsters with the sequel The Next Big Thing (2011).

The team released Yesterday in March 2012. It was their first game that moved away from the typical quirky characters and humour Péndulo is known for. It has a much more darker atmosphere and a twisted plot.

In 2019 Blacksad: Under the Skin was released, the company's first title to use 3D visuals.

Credited on 19 Games from 1994 to 2023

Tintin Reporter: Cigars of the Pharaoh (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express (2023 on Windows, Windows Apps, PlayStation 4...)
Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Blacksad: Under the Skin (2019 on Windows, Windows Apps, PlayStation 4...)
Yesterday: Origins (2016 on Windows, Macintosh, PlayStation 4...)
Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle - Part 2 (2013 on iPhone, iPad)
Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle - Part 1 (2013 on iPhone, iPad)
Runaway: A Twist of Fate - Part 2 (2013 on iPhone, iPad)
Runaway: A Twist of Fate - Part 1 (2013 on iPhone, iPad)
Hidden Runaway (2012 on iPhone, iPad)
Der Fall John Yesterday (Limitierte Auflage) (2012 on Windows)
Yesterday (2012 on Windows, iPhone, Android...)
The Next Big Thing (2011 on Windows, Macintosh)
Runaway: A Twist of Fate (2009 on Windows, Nintendo DS)
Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle (2006 on Windows, Nintendo DS, Wii...)
Runaway: A Road Adventure - Special Edition (2004 on Windows)
Runaway: A Road Adventure (2001 on Windows, iPhone, iPad...)
Hollywood Monsters (1997 on Windows, iPhone, iPad)
Igor: Objective Uikokahonia (1994 on DOS)

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Address (5 Dec, 2005):

PENDULO STUDIOS, S.L.

C/ Comercio 6, 4ºB, 28007, Madrid

Telf +34 91-434.01.25

Fax +34 91-434.01.25

[email protected]

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