Hibernian Workshop
Based in Angoulême, France

Founding date:
September 7th, 2017


Press / Business contact:

Steam Creator Page
Discord server

Astral Ascent
Dark Devotion

Hibernian Workshop
32 Boulevard René Chabasse
16000 Angoulême



Hibernian Workshop is a french indie games studio that focuses on delivering high quality gameplay oriented games with beautiful pixel art.


Studio origin

Late 2015, Louis Denizet and Alexandre Magnat met on a really small french forum of game development based on Clickteam Fusion 2.5 software. Louis had a prototype named "Dark Devotion" but did not know anything about pixel art and, on his side, Alexandre was making nice pixel art but had troubles with programming. What happened next is no surprise, they teamed up with another member to create Hibernian Workshop in september 2017 after a successful kickstarter campaign. They then teamed up with The Arcade Crew which allowed to make of this small initial game a solid entry among indie games.

First Project - Dark Devotion

Dark Devotion is a 2D roguelite game with emphasis on demanding fights, beautiful pixel art and dark ambiance. The game does not allow players to jump to force players to fight and the level design is not randomly generated allowing a better control on player experience. The game was originally meant to be a really small game and was inspired not by "Dark Souls" as everybody thinks, but by an indie game named "Shadowcrypt", it was also meant to be a roguelike but that idea was abandoned after a time. Team was aiming for such a small game that they initially wanted to ask 10.000€ for their Kickstarter campaign. At the end, Hibernian Workshop teamed up with the publisher The Arcade Crew and scaled the project ambitions. Game released in several languages with more features than planned and with PS4 and Nintendo release! After shipping this project project, team learned so much during the process and is prepared to deliver even better experience for their next games.

Second Project - Astral Ascent

Exhausted by the release of Dark Devotion, it took some time for the team to find what they wanted to do next. After a few months of research the new direction was settled for an even more ambitious and promising project: Astral Ascent. New members were added to the team and everybody works toward a clear and exciting vision.



Dark Devotion - Gameplay Overview YouTube



There are far more images available for Hibernian Workshop, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!

download logo files as .zip (63KB)

Awards & Recognition

  • "Nomination for Bitsummit vermilion gate award." - Dark Devotion, 2018
  • "Nomination for Bitsummit visual excellence award." - Dark Devotion, 2018

Selected Articles

  • "Dark Devotion is an impressive indie that does an astonishingly great deal more to iterate on the Soulslike formula than its bigger budget counterparts."
    - Phillip Tinner, Screen Rant

Astral Ascent - official website
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Dark Devotion - official website
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