Factsheet

Developer:
Rocket 5 Studios
Based in Toronto, Ontario

Founding date:
2012

Website:
rocket5studios.com/

Press / Business Contact:
hello@rocket5studios.com

Social:
twitter.com/Rocket5Studios
facebook.com/Rocket5Studios

Releases:
The Phantom PI
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Giant Moto
Kitty Disastrous

Address:

Phone:
N/A

Description

Rocket 5 is an award winning game and app development studio founded by game industry veterans Catherine Feraday Miller (DreamWorks, LucasArts, Crystal Dynamics) and Tim Miller (LucasArts, Secret Level, Nihilistic Software). Located in Toronto, Rocket 5 is committed to making innovative and entertaining software that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

History

More About Us

Rocket 5 has over 30 years of combined industry experience! Our team has worked in several major studios including LucasArts, Crystal Dynamics, DreamWorks and Sega on high profile properties such as Indiana Jones, Monkey Island, Tomb Raider, Zombie Apocalypse and Star Wars. Since starting Rocket 5 in 2012 we’ve created several premium-priced mobile games based on our own IP including Giant Moto with over 1 Million downloads and The Phantom PI Mission Apparition winner of the Indie Prize Best Game in Show, Indie MEGABOOTH alumni and prominent features on Apple’s iOS and Apple TV stores. In addition to developing our own IP, we’ve developed popular games for Cartoon Network. We’re currently developing Kitty Disastrous, a platforming adventure game about love, calamity and being a cat.

Let's Work Together!

We are available for consulting/contract mobile, desktop and/or web game development for companies who would like to work with an experienced, family-operated Canadian development studio.

About Tim Miller

Tim is a passionate game designer with 15+ years of experience in the video game industry. Before co-founding Rocket 5, he worked as a Lead Level Designer at LucasArts, Secret Level and Nihilistic Software on properties including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Zombie Apocalypse and Conan.

About Cathy Feraday Miller

Cathy has 15+ years of production experience as a character animator, ranging from 2D and 3D Feature Films to Games, TV and Character FX. At Rocket 5, Cathy gets to focus on story, character development, quality of movement as related to the game-play experience and anything else she wants to do. Moving from character animation specialist means that she now gets to play with everything, from character concept through modeling, rigging and texturing.

About Kitty Disastrous

We are currently developing Kitty Disastrous, a platforming adventure game about love, calamity and being a cat. You play Kitty as she destroys an entire town on her way to saving her best friend; a ferret who’s curiosity keeps landing him in dangerous situations. Kitty Disastrous is planned to release in fall 2016 on consoles and Steam. Kitty Disastrous will be playable at GDC Play 2016 in Booth PL211.

About The Phantom P.I. Mission Apparition

Rocket 5's latest game release is The Phantom PI Mission Apparition, a spooky, puzzly, rock'n'roll fueled adventure game starring a paranormal investigator who specializes in helping ghosts who are being bullied in the afterlife. In The Phantom PI, you'll explore a huge haunted mansion, solve devious puzzles and avoid diabolical traps on your way to helping deceased rock-n-roll legend Marshall Staxx escape the torment of a larcenous ghoul named Baublebelly.

Videos

Kitty Disastrous - First Look Trailer YouTube

The Phantom P.I. Mission Apparition - iOS Launch Trailer YouTube

The Phantom P.I. Mission Apparition - Pre-Release Trailer YouTube

Cathy talking about The Phantom PI at GDC 2014 YouTube

Giant Moto - Gameplay YouTube

Rocket High CTF - part of our workshop on teaching kids how to make games Vimeo

Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Indie Prize Best Game In Show - Critics Choice, The Phantom PI Mission Apparition" - Casual Connect San Francisco, 24 July, 2014
  • "Winner: Pocket Gamer Big Indie Pitch, The Phantom PI Mission Apparition" - San Francisco, 21 July, 2014
  • "Apple App Store "Best New Games", The Phantom PI Mission Apparition" - iOS App Store, 24 July, 2014
  • "148Apps Editor's Choice, The Phantom PI Mission Apparition" - 148Apps.com, 28 July, 2014
  • "Indie MEGABOOTH PAX East 2014 Alumni" - PAX East, 11 April, 2014

Selected Articles

  • "Rocket 5 Talks About Their Game Phantom P.I. Mission Apparition at GDC 2014"
    - Autodesk WarpZone, Youtube
  • "Rocket 5 interview on Space Channel's InnerSPACE along with our pals at Asteroid Base and Golden Gear talking about the Toronto game dev scene and our game The Phantom P.I."
    - InnerSPACE: Bento Miso, Youtube
  • "Developers dream of making it big at TOJam"
    - Matthew O'Mara, Post Arcade

Team & Repeating
Collaborators

Tim Miller
Creative Director & Programmer

Catherine Feraday Miller
Art Director & Animator

Kevin Feraday
Level Designer

Christine Feraday
Writer

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