Pocketwatch Games was founded in 2005 by programmer/designer/artist Andy Schatz. The one-man indie studio was first known for creating the IGF Grand Prize nominated ecosystem-sim game Wildlife Tycoon: Venture Africa and the subsequent game Venture Arctic. Pocketwatch had a breakout year in 2010 when the indie co-op heist game Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine won the Grand Prize and Excellence in Design in the Independent Games Festival. Monaco was eventually released to the public in 2013, garnering wide praise and selling over a million copies on PC, Mac, Linux, and Xbox Live Arcade. In 2017, Pocketwatch released Tooth and Tail, an Arcade-Style Real Time Strategy game set in a world of animal revolution to widespread acclaim. Tooth and Tail was nominated for 2017 Best Strategy Game by The Game Awards, IGN, Hardcore Gamer, and received an IGF nominated for Excellence in Narrative. Pocketwatch Games is located in San Diego, CA.