Making games can be a family business as much as restaurants or shops. You might think it’s pretty rare and it is, however it happened in Brazil. Two cousins who were testers for their parent’s games are now doing something for themselves. Gabriel (CEO and programmer) and Francisco (Artist) are not only the second generation of game developers in the family, they grew up surrounded by games and they can’t see themselves doing anything else.
However, it all started when they split and moved to different cities and countries. By 2013 they had life figured out and games were just a part of their childhood. Gabriel was a VP in a well-funded high potential start-up and Francisco focused on art installations living in Portugal.
The guys met up again in 2014 and they understood instantly what they wanted to do – develop their games. Chili Mariachi is their first full game project. It started as sketches that Francisco drew on the plane back to Brazil and has evolved into the colorful underwater world of fun that we can play today.
Francisco and Gabriel are a perfect example of how family can work together. Now in KL, they have our green meeting room reserved for almost all evenings and weekends, because this is what happens when you have a perfectionist in the company. Except this time there are two of them!