The Story So Far…

Now that we are moved into our new office in Durham, NC, it seems worth reflecting on 4+ years of history from our Cary, NC studio. Our defining characteristic seems to be choosing a wildly different subject for each of our games. This keeps things interesting, but also naturally means more turnover in our audience. So for those who haven’t shared the whole journey, time to catch up!
The studio was originally formed as Villain LLC in December 2010. From our founder we inherited the assets and responsibilities for Archetype, a popular multiplayer shooter inducted into Apple’s iPhone Hall of Fame. We supported this title with updates and a free sister app, Archetype Cadet.
Lil' Birds
Thanksgiving 2011 brought the release of Lil’ Birds, our first major casual, free-to-play title. It was great fun to watch many dedicated players fill their aviaries with hand-picked and named bird companions.
The Godfather Slots
Titles like Lil’ Birds led us to reconsider the Villain name and yet it was the darker-themed The Godfather Slots that marked our first release as Elephant Mouse LLC. The slots titles were a licensed IP experiment for us. Although slots gameplay is limited, we worked hard to keep the quality bar for these games very high.
Star Trek™ Rivals
In 2013 Elephant Mouse was racing to deliver Star Trek™ Rivals, just in time for the premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness. This was our highest profile title to date and it was inspiring to work with such a beloved franchise.
Robots Need Love Too
Robots Need Love Too brought us back to working on our own IP. We are proud of the inclusive message and endearing story of this game and its characters. RNLT is our first cross-platform title and a showcase for the type of quality content you’ll be seeing in the future. The best is yet to come from Elephant Mouse!

Announcing Robots Need Love Too!


We are pleased to announce that we are developing the robot-themed romantic puzzle game, ROBOTS NEED LOVE TOO, for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, the game has soft launched in Canada and is available as a free download on the Canadian iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices (

Designed for today’s advanced robots as well as particularly clever humans, ROBOTS NEED LOVE TOO is a fresh, indie-powered puzzler where players help a pair of lovesick bots find true love. Players slide directional arrows to “program” a safe path so the robots can unite for a tender moment. The robot powers that be won’t accept any violation of the lovers’ programmed parameters. It’s up to the player to overcome obstacles and unite the lovers. New challenges unfold as the story progresses—robot love is never easy! Each level advances a barrier-transcending story of forbidden love as two robots from different sides of the circuit board try to build a relationship.

“Help these robots escape a soul-crushing world of corporate dehumanization! ROBOTS NEED LOVE TOO features clever brainteasers, challenging gameplay, and the addictive joy of helping two robots find love together,” said Elephant Mouse Studio Director Heather Chandler. “We’re also proud to create a GLAAD-endorsed game with an inclusive view of love.”


  • Every level is packed with fun brainteasers
  • Romantic story unfolds as players solve clever, layered puzzles
  • Easy to get into but challenging to complete
  • Free-to-play with 25 free levels and no ex$pen$ive surprises
  • Inclusive design: choose from 6 personal pronouns, including he, she, zie, and ey.