Founded in 2008, DONTNOD is a French independent publisher and developer that creates video games in the narrative adventure (LIFE is STRANGETM, TWIN MIRRORTM, TELL ME WHYTM), action (REMEMBER METM) and role-playing (VAMPYRTM) genres. Each new game is an original creation offering a unique narrative experience and game mechanics, featuring strong, touching and engaging stories, shared with our players around the world. DONTNOD has a worldwide reputation and collaborates with lead publishers such as Microsoft, Square Enix, Focus Entertainment, Bandai Namco Entertainment and Capcom. As a studio and as a publisher, DONTNOD continues to evolve for its own productions but now also accompanies third-party studios on creations that resonate with its editorial vision (such as PortaPlay studio). 

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  • 2008

  • 2011

  • 2012

  • 2013

  • 2014

  • 2015

  • 2016

  • 2017

  • 2018

  • 2019

  • 2020

  • (FR) 2021

May 1st, 2008 – Studio founded by Hervé Bonin, Aleksi Briclot, Alain Damasio, Oskar Guilbert and Jean-Maxime Moris.

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November 10th, 2011 – DONTNOD signs a publishing contract with Capcom for Remember Me

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August 4th, 2012 – Remember Me is officially presented at the Cologne Gamescom!

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April 2013 – Start of the concept phase for the project WHAT IF? later renamed Life Is Strange

avril 2013

June 7th, 2013Remember Me released on PlayStation®3, Xbox 360 and PC

7 juin 2013

June 2014 – DONTNOD signs a publishing contract with Square Enix for Life Is Strange

juin 2014

August 11th, 2014Life Is Strange announced for almost all consoles and PC at the Cologne Gamescom

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End 2014 DONTNOD signs a publishing contract with Focus Home Interactive for Vampyr

fin 2014


January 30th, 2015Life Is Strange Episode 1: Chrysalis released in digital form on PC, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

30 janvier 2015

March 24th, 2015Life Is Strange Episode 2: Out of Time released

May 19th, 2015Life Is Strange Episode 3: Chaos Theory released

June 19th, 2015Vampyr announced

19 juin 2015

July 2015 Life Is Strange reaches the one million sales mark!

July 15th, 2015 – Develop Awards 2015 – DONTNOD wins 2 awards: New Game IP and Use of Narrative!

15 juillet 2015

July 28th, 2015Life Is Strange Episode 4: Dark Room released

October 20th, 2015Life Is Strange Episode 5: Polarized released

20 octobre 2015

October 29th, 2015 – PING Awards – Life Is Strange wins the Grand Prix du Jury and the Prix du Meilleur Scénario (Best Story Award).

29 octobre 2015

October 30th, 2015 – Golden Joystick awards – Life Is Strange wins Best gaming performance Award

November 12th, 2015 – Announcement of the Limited Edition version of Life Is Strange

End 2015Life Is Strange has won over 60 awards !

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January 22nd, 2016Life Is Strange standard and limited editions released in boxed version (PC, Xbox One and PlayStation®4) — the team uses the occasion to include various upgrades in each episode, five new languages and a one-hour video commentary.

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February 23rd, 2016 — First in-game demonstration to the media of VAMPYR during Focus Home Interactive’s What’s Next 2016 press event.

23 fevrier 2016


March 3rd, 2016Life Is Strange released in Japan (PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, PC), fully dubbed.


March 6th, 2016Life Is Strange wins the Audience Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco! Thank you!


April 7th, 2016Life Is Strange wins the BAFTA for Best Story at the British Academy Games Awards.

7 avril 2016

June 13-15, 2017 – For 3 days, the Vampyr team gave exclusive closed-door presentations and interviews at the Focus Home Interactive booth, at E3 2017 in Los Angeles.



August 24th, 2017 – DONTNOD signs a publishing contract with BANDAI NAMCO for the creation of a new IP based on a brand new narrative adventure experience.

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February 7-8th, 2018 – For 2 days, the Vampyr team gave exclusive closed-door presentations, interviews and journalists could play the first 2 hours of the game at the Focus Home Interactive’s ‘What’s Next’ event!



June 5th, 2018 – Vampyr releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC !



June 8th, 2018 – Twin Mirror, a story-driven investigation game published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, was announced during Sony’s E3 Countdown!


June 10th, 2018 – The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit was announced during the Microsoft Conference at E3 2018!


June 22nd, 2018 – The release date of the first episode revealed! Life is Strange 2 is coming on XBOX ONE, PlayStation 4 et Windows PC on September 27th, 2018.



June, 25th, 2018 – The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC!

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June 28th, 2018 – DONTNOD celebrates its 10 year anniversary!


September 27th, 2018 – Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 is now available on XBOX ONE, PlayStation 4, and PC (Steam)!



January 24th, 2019 – Episode 2 of Life is Strange 2 releases on XBOX ONE, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.



April 10th, 2019 – DONTNOD Entertainment and FOCUS HOME Interactive announce the renewal of their strong partnership for a new project… 

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May 9th, 2019 – Episode 3 of Life is Strange 2 releases on XBOX ONE, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.



August 22nd, 2019 – Episode 4 of Life is Strange 2 releases on XBOX ONE, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

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October 29th, 2019 – Vampyr releases on Nintendo Switch!


November 14th, 2019 – Tell Me Why, our new narrative adventure game published by Microsoft, has been unveiled during X019 in London!



December 3rd, 2019 – Episode 5 of Life is Strange 2 releases on XBOX ONE, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.


February 4th, 2020 – Life is Strange 2 Standard and Collector Editions are now available across the Americas !


February 6th, 2020 – The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit releases in Japan on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC!


July 23rd, 2020 – The release dates of Tell Me Why have been revealed: The first Chapter will be available on August 27, Chapter 2 on September 3, and the final Chapter on September 10! The game will be available on Xbox One, Game Pass and PC (Steam).


Our team





Jérôme BANAL




Nicolas SIMON