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Developer(s)Atelier 801
Publisher(s)Atelier 801
Artist(s)Mélanie Christin Edit this on Wikidata
EngineAdobe Flash
Microsoft Windows
ReleaseMay 1, 2010
Genre(s)Massively multiplayer online game
Platform game

Transformice is a massively multiplayer online game that is available to play online. It is also a platform game and is free-to-play. It was created by Tigrounette and Melibellule on May 1, 2010.[1] Transformice needs either a web browser running Adobe Flash Player 9.0+, Adobe AIR to use the official standalone or Steam to play the game. In 2012, the game had 10 million accounts,[2][3] 60 million in 2015,[4] 70 million in 2017,[5] and 100 million in 2019.[6]

Gameplay[change | change source]

The aim of the game is to collect the cheese as a mouse and take it back to the mouse hole. Players control the mouse with the arrow keys.

When a player gets the highest score on the scoreboard, they will become a shaman on the next map. The shaman helps other players get the cheese and bring it back to the hole. The shaman can make objects such as planks, boxes, anvils and balloons to create structures.

Cheese can be used to buy clothes for the mouse.

Players can win rewards such as titles, badges and clothes by completing tasks.

Game modes[change | change source]

Transformice has different game modes.

Transformice[change | change source]

This is the normal mode of Transformice. It has maps mostly made by players.

Vanilla[change | change source]

Vanilla is very similar to Transformice. It only has official maps.

Survivor[change | change source]

In this mode, the shaman tries to kill the mice using cannonballs.

Racing[change | change source]

In this mode, players compete to finish maps as fast as possible. Shortcuts help finish the map quickly.

Bootcamp[change | change source]

Bootcamp levels are very hard.

Defilante[change | change source]

The map moves horizontally and players must keep up with it. There are points around the map and mice must collect as many as possible before getting the cheese and entering the hole.

Module[change | change source]

This mode has minigames made by other players using a programming language called Lua. There are over 40 official modules and over 70 semi-official modules.

Village[change | change source]

There is no objective in this game mode. The map looks like a village, with several non-player characters. Players use the village to chat, roleplay or trade.

Development[change | change source]

The game was created by Melibellule (real name Mélanie Christin)[7] and Tigrounette (real name Jean-Baptiste Le Marchand).[8][9] They met at work and became friends. Tigrounette had experience making games in the past and wanted Melibellule to make the artwork. Melibellule came up with the idea of a little mouse who had to get cheese and bring it back to the mouse hole as quickly as possible.

After quitting their jobs, Melibellule and Tigrounette created the gaming company Atelier 801. They later made the games Run for Cheese!, Bouboum, Nekodancer, Fortoresse, Dead Maze and Tomb Rumble.[1] A sequel called Transformice Adventures is being made.[10][11][12]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Atelier 801 company". Mod DB. DesuraNET Pty Ltd. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  2. Forsans, Emmanuel (2012-02-08). "Transformice (Atelier 801) fête ses 10 millions de comptes (Transformice celebrates its 10 million accounts)". AFJV (in French). Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  3. "Transformice fête ses 10 millions de comptes (Transformice celebrates its 10 million accounts)". JeuxOnLine (in French). 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  4. Christin, Melanie; 2015 (2015-05-27). "The Story of Transformice: the 60 million players indie game". Game Developer. Retrieved 2022-01-05. {{cite web}}: |last2= has numeric name (help)
  5. "Story of an Indie Game with 70 Million Players: A 'Transformice' Postmortem". GDC Vault. 2017. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  6. "Transformice Adventures". www.icomedia.eu. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  7. "Contact information for Melibellule". Archived from the original on 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2011-04-14. (French)
  8. "Success souris pour Transformice ?". Retrieved 2012-06-03. (French)
  9. "Adobe Flash / Flex & Actionscript: Training & Forums > Viewing profile: Tigrounette laBelette". Archived from the original on 2019-02-18. Retrieved 2011-04-14.
  10. "'Transformice Adventures' Launches Kickstarter Campaign, Playable Demo - Trailer". WorthPlaying. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  11. "Action RPG Transformice Adventures launches Kickstarter". Inside Indie. 2019-05-07. Archived from the original on 2022-01-05. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  12. Dawe, Liam (2019-04-26). "Multiplayer action-RPG 'Transformice Adventures' coming to Linux later this year". GamingOnLinux. Retrieved 2022-01-05.

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