Game Development, Art, Programming, Design

starloop Studios is an experienced game development company based near Barcelona, Spain. 
As a work for hire studio, we can 

· Expand your development capacity by collaborating with your existing team
· Develop & design games from scratch
· Port existing games to other platforms

We develop games for
-Mobile
-PC (Steam, VR)
-Consoles

Find here samples of our work:
https://goo.gl/BvH5Kl

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2011
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Barcelona, Spain
headquarters
  • Barcelona
    Spain
other locations
  • Reus, TA 43201
    Spain

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Several Video Game Devs for Mobile Entertainment Studio

"They went above and beyond to make sure we got the game ported in time."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Starloop assists with porting several video games to platforms such as Microsoft Phones, PC, PlayStation, and seven Samsung Smart TV, the latter being the most challenging.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Kotka, Finland
Kim Soares
CEO, Kukuori Mobile Entertainment
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Thanks to their connections with companies such as Microsoft, one of the games they worked on was featured in their media outlets. Their timeliness and ability work on tricky platforms and succeed are outstanding.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Kukouri Mobile Entertainment, a Finnish entertainment studio specializing in mobile games.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Starloop Studios?

I needed help with video game development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They ported our games for different platforms, mainly Microsoft Phones, PC, and PlayStation. Unity 3D has been the main technology. They also ported a game on the Samsung Smart TV, which was a nightmarish project but they pulled through and were really professional. They went above and beyond to make sure we got the game ported in time.

We’re currently having discussions about doing new projects this year.

What is the team composition?

I’ve been mainly in contact with their CEO.

How did you come to work with Starloop Studios?

They had ported one of our mobile games to a consul platform back when they weren’t directly working with us—they were hired by an outside publisher. Since we liked what they did, we decided to work directly with them.

How much have you invested with them?

It’s always been a collaboration. We’ve done our work and they’ve done theirs, and we’ve agreed to split the costs and the profits. They haven’t done a hired process for us, per se.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2014 and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

They’ve done a lot of work to port the games from some of the trickiest platforms out there like Samsung Smart TV. They published a game on the Windows Phone platform and got a lot of featuring for it because they have direct contact with Microsoft, which is valuable.

How did Starloop Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

I don’t have insight into how they operate their own teams. The people I’m in contact with are always on the ball and have kept the schedules and deadlines even though there have been some technical difficulties that have taken more time or resources than expected.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have good connections in the field and do what is needed and expected of them even if there are unforeseen difficulties or demands. It was also a pleasant surprise to find that they have a really good relationship with Microsoft.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure to provide a solid design and guidelines at the start of the project.

5.0
Overall Score Our contact with everyone from the top management and below has been really good.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve kept to deadlines even though the process might have been more demanding than expected.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their price is competitive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I have no complaints about their quality.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’ve referred them to several game companies both in Finland and elsewhere.

Several Outsourced Projects for Videogame Development Studio

“Their stability, reliability, and the trustworthiness of the upper management is excellent.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Starloop Studios handle a variety of development projects for a video games company, working on a variety of technologies for PlayStation, Android, iOS, and Xbox games.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Redwood City, California
CEO, HR Games
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Several projects have been successfully released across a variety of platforms, with ongoing work on other platforms. The professional team maintain the same resources throughout projects, who provide a stable environment, communicate well, and meet all deadlines.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of HR Games, Hoplite Research. We’re a mid-sized developer, publisher, and distributor of video games globally.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Starloop Studios?

We’ve been working with them on console platforms: PlayStation 4, Android, iOS and Xbox.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve worked on a variety of different technologies. We provide them with the source code and technology, which they adapt to different platforms in a divisional port. They’re very good at implementing new ideas and concepts to existing products—we’ve had a great experience with that.

What is the team composition?

Their director of technology oversees the engineers, while their director of production oversees the designers and producers. They are pretty solid. We might have anywhere from one person to five or six—or even more—depending on what the project would require. They’re very scalable.

How did you come to work with Starloop Studios?

We work with developers all over the world. We met them at a show and were impressed with their demeanor, experience, and willingness to work on new platforms. They’re experienced with mobile devices and are willing to be open-minded to work on any and all technology.

One of the things we encounter when we work with different groups is that they usually have their own way of doing business, which can cause problems or delays when trying to implement technology . Starloop impressed us with their ability to find the right approach, or if we tell them what the right approach is, they will follow it.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working with them since 2015, and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’ve already released several projects with them, such as Space Hulk, Space Hulk Ascension, and Broadsword. All the projects they worked on have all been released on multiple platforms, whether it’s PlayStation, Android, or PC.

How did Starloop Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

They communicate very effectively and we have never had a problem with delays. It’s been a very positive experience.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We really like their stability. It's really important to have the same people on a project throughout. I’ve been making video games for over 30 years and when you are working with independent developers, a lot of people tend to come and go, such as new artists, programmers, designers, producers and it doesn’t give the best results.

When working with any group, it’s comforting to know that the people who begin the project will be the people who finish it. Their team always stays on the project and gives us nothing to complain about. They are able to take ownership of the product and complete it successfully.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’ve expanded their capacity to include more art assets than art technology. In the past, I only used them for programming services with limited art, but now they have expanded that.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Their stability, reliability, and the trustworthiness of the upper management is excellent. It is really important for us to have a good read of people, to trust the CEO and management, as well as see their professionalism. If you like who you work with, you’re more likely to do more business with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Staff Augmentation for Mobile Game Studio

"We’ve worked with at least 10 outsourcing companies over the years, but Starloop Studios is the best."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Starloop Studios augments the internal staff of a mobile game creator. They provide both front- and backend development across a variety of projects.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Nashville, Tennessee
CEO, Space Inch
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their wide range of expertise makes Starloop Studios a reliable partner for all project components. They complete tasks on time, have an intuitive design sense, and produce quality code at highly competitive rates. They beat out competing vendors to become the sole, long-term partner.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO of Space Inch, a mobile game developer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Starloop Studios?

We originally reached out to them to augment our in-house development team. One of our games had a rapidly growing user base, so we needed two coders who understood our product and could produce content quickly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They understood the challenges of our games, so we’ve worked with them on a variety of projects. Most of our games are built using Cocos2D-X, and Starloop Studios’ team assists with both frontend and backend development. They also work with Ruby on Rails.

They’ve done database work for us and we’ve also used them for AR/VR [Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality] projects.

What is the team composition?

We typically work with two developers, but I’ve worked on larger projects that required as many as seven people.

How did you come to work with Starloop Studios?

We worked with contractors all over the world as our company grew. We ultimately realized that Starloop Studios was the best, so we now work with them exclusively.

How much have you invested in them?

We’ve spent between $500,000–$1 million. They’ve worked on every project we’ve done, so they account for roughly a third of our budget.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January of 2014 and our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We’ve worked with at least 10 outsourcing companies over the years, but Starloop Studios is the best. Their developers are engaged enough to offer helpful suggestions and they provide quality work.

They have a wide range of expertise, which means we can assign them to all facets of a project. They’re adept at front- and backend development, as well as QA testing. I know I could trust them with an entire project, if necessary.

How did Starloop Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

We’ve relied on them as product owners, Scrum masters, and project managers, and they’ve proven themselves capable at every turn. They provide daily updates if requested and always stick to deadlines.

They’re excellent communicators, which is key when working across a language barrier. Because their team has such a keen understanding of our products, we’ve never had an issue.

Coding, in general, can be unpredictable and difficult to schedule, but they always provide a reasonable estimate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They produce code to the same quality as domestic vendors—if not better—but at a significantly cheaper rate. They’re also flexible, allowing you to scale up or down as needed.

Frontend development requires a keen attention to detail. Starloop Studios’ team has an excellent sense of design and understands the process not only in terms of aesthetics, but also knows how to implement their designs successfully.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It’s sometimes easier to work with team members operating in the same time zone. We raised this concern, and they’ve improved their coverage dramatically by hiring developers in South America and the Philippines.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They understand our projects and provide accurate scheduling estimates. We’ve never had an issue.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re fabulous in terms of cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They complete tasks to our exact specifications and on time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them.