We just turned 5 and started reminiscing about our humble beginnings. Of course we never think of documenting big changes when they happen, but we still managed to find a few picture to recap Retro Modding’s history :
Like a lot of modding companies, RM started at home, in Olivier's basement!
Crew: 1 (2016) to 3 (mid 2018)
2017 was an important year for us as we merged with ASM, acquiring our first moulds for the Game Boy shell and buttons, followed by the Game Pak in 2020.
The inventory was smaller than it is today, but our in-house shells, buttons and battery packs were already there :)
As Retro Modding was growing, it was about time to find a proper office, so we could work in a dedicated place and be able to hire more people!
Our initial office before the first extension in July, removing the walls on the left and renting the office next door.
Crew: 5 + 2 internships
Things gets a bit more official with the final door stickers. The door on the right is the initial office we rented in 2018, while the door on the left is the 2nd part we rented in mid 2019.
As so many projects were on our mind, we decided to rent another office next to the original one. While we were using this space for the at the time unannounced Incube8 Games, it also provided us a conference room and offices for 2 new teammates: a project manager and a designer :)
Thank you again to everyone, and here’s to another five years!