Created by Anthony Roux, Camille Chafer and Emmanuel Darras in 2001, Ankama is an independent digital creation group focused on the entertainment industry. Ankama’s development is based on a transmedia strategy; it creates detailed narrative universes (for example, the Krosmoz) which are further enriched by their portrayal over various media.
- online gaming (Dofus and Wakfu MMORPGs...), publishing (Dofus manga), animation (Wakfu series), press (Dofus magazine), video games for seventh generation consoles, music, merchandise... -
By creating links between these stories, Ankama offers the public the chance to alternate between media, to become ever more immersed in an imaginary world, and to live and share a rich interactive experience.
The French Ministry of Culture awards Ankama the prize for Best Video Game Creator of the Year 2012.
As part of the Anime Grand Prix 2012, the readers of Animeland magazine vote WAKFU (Season 2) best animated series of 2011.
Global release of the WAKFU MMORPG
Square Enix, the company behind Final Fantasy, distributes the Wakfu MMO in the USA.
The introduction of two new classes into the Dofus and Wakfu MMOs results in Ankama’s greatest transmedia operation to date: co-ordinated, almost simultaneous releases on all media involved… and new popularity records: with more than 216,000 players online at one time, Dofus MMO becomes France’s most played online game.
Ankama celebrates its 10th birthday.
Ankama voted International Studio of the Year at Cartoons on the Bay, international TV animation and cross-media festival in Genoa (Italy), for its work on the Wakfu series and the cross-media vision behind its projects.
Wakfu series voted French children and teenagers’ favourite cartoon.
Dofus MMO record:700,000 players online in one day and 175,000 online at one time.
DOFUS 2.0, the graphical overhaul of DOFUS, tops the PC game sales chart the week of its release.
Dofus MMO passes the 10 million player threshold.
Volume 6 of the Dofus manga reaches number 12 in the manga sales charts.
Dofus MMO wins Public Choice award at Independent Games Festival (San José, USA).
Dofus wins Best Game and Public Choice awards at Flash Forward (Seattle, USA).
Dofus MMO is translated into English.
Release of Dofus, France’s first MMORPG
Dofus MMO wins Best Game and Public Choice awards at Flash Festival (France).
The birth of Ankama Web, an interactive communication agency and the group’s first endeavour.