Based in Marcq en Baroeul, France
October 14, 2011
Press / Business Contact:
276 Avenue de la Marne
59700 Marcq en Baroeul
+33 3 20 42 25 30
Atelier 801 is a company founded in October 2011 by Jean-Baptiste Le Marchand and Mélanie Christin. Our purpose is to rally players from all over the world around fun multiplayer games.
Co-founded by Mélanie CHRISTIN and Jean-Baptiste Le MARCHAND in 2011 in Lille, north of France, Atelier 801's story begins with its first game: "Transformice".
Started as a hobby side-project, with Mélanie doing the art and Jean-Baptiste the coding, they posted it on a forum in 2010. The game quickly spread by word of mouth, and overwhelmed by the unexpected success of the game, they spent evenings and weekends to cope with the massive influx of players.
In 2011 they left their jobs to start Atelier 801, allowing them to finally fulfill players' demand by working full time on the game and now employing 10 extra people.
They received, in 2013, the "Entrepreneur of the Year" prize by the local "Nord" area. Transformice has become one of the most played game with 66 million accounts and 2 million active players every month.
Atelier 801 revived two of Jean-Baptiste's games with Bouboum in 2013 and then Fortoresse a few months later. The year 2014 proved to be busy as they released Nekodancer, a massively multiplayer musical game, and then their first mobile game on iOS and Android called Run for Cheese, the first one set in the Transformice universe, on October 2014.
Atelier 801 in real life - 1 Million Facebook Transformice fans YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "EY Entrepreneur of the Year : Born Global - France, Region Nord " - Lille, 21 October, 2013
Team & Repeating Collaborators
Jean-Baptiste Le Marchand
CEO, Technical Director
CEO, Artistic Director
International Community Manager
Paulliane Balduino dos Santos
Brazilian / Spanish Community Manager
Chief Financial Officer
Composer and Sound Designer