Two Tribes (company)

This article is about the Dutch video game developer. For the song by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, see Two Tribes. For the BBC game show, see Two Tribes (game show).
Two Tribes B.V.
Industry Video games
Fate Closed voluntarily after the release of Rive
Founded 2001 (2001)
  • Martijn Reuvers
  • Collin van Ginkel
Defunct September 13, 2016 (2016-09-13)
Headquarters Amersfoort, Netherlands
Key people
  • Martijn Reuvers
  • Collin van Ginkel
Parent Two Tribes Publishing B.V.

Two Tribes B.V. was a Dutch independent video game developer based in Amersfoort, Netherlands. Founded in 2001 by Martijn Reuvers and Collin van Ginkel, it develops both original games and games for franchises. As announced on 10 March 2016, the company will close in September 2016, after the release of Rive.


Two Tribes originally specialized in portable games and later developed games for consoles due to the popularity of the Wii and Xbox 360.[1] Two Tribes has focused on developing games for Windows and Macintosh, including online distribution. The company started by porting its franchises, Toki Tori and RUSH, to Windows and Mac OS through Steam and the Mac App Store. The company has started to work with other developers to port their games to other platforms, such as Swords & Soldiers, by Ronimo Games to iOS and EDGE by Mobigame to Windows and Macintosh. Two Tribes has worked with major video game companies including Capcom, Nokia, Team17, and THQ.[2]

In January 2014, Two Tribes B.V. filed for bankruptcy, mainly due to disappointing sales of Toki Tori 2. However, Two Tribes Publishing B.V., which owns and publishes all Two Tribes B.V. games and handles all contracts, remained unaffected.[3] A new daughter company was formed to handle the development of future titles. One working title was RE:Wind,[4] later announced as RIVE.



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