Three new Garfield games are currently in development


Developer and publisher Microids has revealed that no less than three new Garfield games are set to release over the next few years.

Developer and publisher Microids has signed a publishing deal to produce not one, not two, but three new Garfield games, according to a post on the company’s social media. Originally created by French programmer Elliot Grassiano, the microids we know today have been around in one form or another since the mid-1980s.

The studio has cut its teeth on racing games such as Grand Prix 500cc, Super bike challenge, and chicago 90. Its catalog now offers much more than racing adventures, with the Syberia series and Blacksad: under the skin constituting some of the company’s most notable projects in recent memory. The publishing branch also saw some interesting gains. For example, late last year, Microids released OSome Studio’s The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf, a 3D platformer that largely slipped under the radar when it was released on consoles and PC. Microids itself has at least three new projects in the works that are sure to grab some attention when the time comes.

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Yesterday, January 20, Microids announced its publishing deal with ViacomCBS Consumer Products to direct three all-new games based on the iconic Garfield Licence. Since the ink hasn’t completely dried yet, not much is known about the games yet, although Microids editorial director Alain Milly noted that the company is “incredibly honoredto partner with ViacomCBS. Nor does it mark the start of Microids’ relationship with the beloved brand, Milly reminded the audience, recalling Microids’ role as publisher on Garfield’s Wild Ride (2013) and Garfield Kart Furious Race (2019). The publisher also shared the news in the following social media post:


Admittedly, Garfield doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to his interactive adventures. From side-scrollers and platformers to action games and runners, Garfield-branded titles usually fail to hit the mark. Microids, however, could change things for the better. It remains to be seen how the French studio can currently accomplish so much.

The lasagna-loving orange cat’s latest video game appearance came about thanks to his role in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, the Smash Bros.-like experience. which features some of Nickelodeon’s biggest characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Nigel Thornberry, April O’Neil, Invader Zim, the Teenage Mutant Ninja and many more. Outside of upcoming Microids projects, who can say for sure where exactly Garfield might appear next?


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No more details on the different Microids products Garfield games are known at this time.

Source: Microids/Twitter, Microids

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