Eden Games S.A.S.

Also Known As +

  • Eden Studios (from 1998 to 2003-09)

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Eden Games was a game development studio owned by Atari and based in Lyon, France.

The company was founded on 4th January 1998 as Eden Studios by Stéphane Baudet, Frédéric Jay and David Nadal. All three of them previously worked together at Infogrames as a part of the internal Eden development group. By forming the company, Eden became independent. The studio initially signed contracts with Infogrames for two V-Rally games, but asserted its independence by signing a publishing agreement with Electronic Arts in 1999.

In May 2002 the company was sold to the Infogrames Group (that later became Atari), which already held 19.8% of the company's shares. In September 2003 the name was changed to Eden Games S.A.S.

Most recently, the studio is known for the Alone in the Dark reboot (2008) and the Test Drive Unlimited series.

In May 2011 it became known the team of 80 people faced redundancies of over 50 jobs. Eden felt it was a victim of mismanagement by Atari and decided to go on strike to negotiate on the redundancy plan, get fair compensation, and be involved with the future of the studio after the restructuring. The studio was closed on 1st March 2013.

In 2011 a number of developers left to found the studio Blossom Minds.

Credited on 19 Games from 1997 to 2022

Gear.Club: Stradale (2022 on iPad, Macintosh, tvOS...)
Titeuf: Mega Party (2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch...)
Gear.Club Unlimited 2 (2018 on Nintendo Switch)
F1 Mobile Racing (2018 on iPhone, iPad, Android)
Gear.Club Unlimited (2017 on Nintendo Switch)
Gear.Club (2015 on Android, iPad, tvOS...)
Test Drive Unlimited 2 (2011 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Alone in the Dark: Inferno (2008 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Now)
Alone in the Dark (2008 on Windows, Xbox 360)
Alone in the Dark (2008 on PlayStation 2, Wii)
Alone in the Dark (2008 on Windows)
Test Drive Unlimited (2006 on Windows, PlayStation 2, PSP...)
Titeuf: Méga compet' (2004 on Windows, PlayStation 2)
Kya: Dark Lineage (2003 on PlayStation 2)
V-Rally 3 (2002 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed (2000 on PlayStation)
Need for Speed: V-Rally 2 (1999 on Windows, PlayStation, Dreamcast)
V-Rally: Edition 99 (1998 on Windows, Nintendo 64)
Need for Speed: V-Rally (1997 on PlayStation)

History +

September 2003

Eden Studios changes its name to Eden Games.

May 2002

Eden Studios becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Infogrames.


Company is founded by Stéphane Baudet, Frédéric Jay and David Nadal.

Trivia +

Location and contact information as of Nov 2008:

Eden Games

Campus Verrazzano

1, place Verrazzano

69252 Lyon Cedex 09


Tél.: +33 (0)4 37 64 39 00

Fax: +33 (0)4 37 64 39 01

Email: [email protected]

Location information (2008):

Eden Games S.A.S.

Immeuble Le Part-Dieu Vivier Merle

83/85 boulevard Vivier Merle

69487 Lyon Cedex 03


Phone: +33 (0)4 72 91 75 75

Fax: +33 (0)4 72 91 75 70

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