Team Terrible, the Dundee-based studio responsible for Baby In Yellow – one of the most downloaded games ever created in Scotland – has joined forces with Scottish Games Week 2023 as the event’s Platinum sponsor.
This will give the studio a high-profile presence across the whole week-long programme of events, which take place in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow from October 30th – November 3rd.
A Dark Past
Founded in 2020 by Greg Lee and Aaron Baumbach, Team Terrible’s first game was the result of a game jam competition in which the pair came up with the idea of a game based around babysitting a demonic toddler.
The response to the dark-humoured, spine-chilling Baby In Yellow was so good that the duo decided to release it for mobile phones – where it ‘went viral’.
By 2022 the game was available for mobile and PC and had achieved over 100 million downloads – making it one of the most downloaded games ever created in Scotland (for comparison, Minecraft has had 238 million downloads and GTA V 185 million).
Baby In Yellow was also the first recipient of the first ever Best Small Budget Game at the inaugural Scottish Games Awards.
In 2023 and 2024 the studio has plans for a major expansion of its team and will be actively recruiting to bring Baby In Yellow to console and complete the whole sinister tale.
Whispers in the Shadows
Greg Lee, co-founder of Team Terrible, said: “We took part in the first Scottish Games Week in 2022 and were delighted to be able to meet and network with so many of our peers and colleagues from across the whole games ecosystem. Picking up a Scottish Games Award was a great bonus. We are delighted to be working with Scottish Games Week to help make Scotland’s games industry and meet more of our colleagues and peers across the country.”
Aaron Baumbach, co-founder of Team Terrible, agrees: “There’s a fabulous community of games companies across the country, but we rarely get a chance to meet and talk – especially here in Scotland. So the opportunity to support Scottish Games Week and bring the games world here, was too good an opportunity to pass up.
“We’re looking forward to meeting everyone who’s planning to attend, exhibit, speak or demo their games.”
Chris Scullion, the chair of judges for the Scottish Games Awards in 2022 and 2023, said: “Team Terrible is a true Scottish success story, with over 170 million downloads. I was one of those downloads and that baby made me jump five feet into the air. Getting scares right in a horror game is much easier said than done, but The Baby in Yellow’s success shows that Team Terrible has pulled it off in style.”
Brian Baglow, the director of Scottish Games Week, said: “We couldn’t be happier to announce Team Terrible as the platinum sponsor of Scottish Games Week. Our aim is to pull the whole games industry into Scotland for two days of exploring the global games ecosystem.
They are an incredible new addition to Scotland’s games community and hugely talented – not only technically and creatively – but in their work with streamers and influencers around the world. I’m looking forward to hearing far more from the ambitious studio as it continues to grow and thrive.”