Ravenlok Launch – Event Recap

Teacups & Treasures

On a fine Thursday in May, the Cococucumber team, partners, fans and friends gathered in a private space to celebrate the launch of Ravenlok. This was not your average game launch party… In fact, it turned out to be quite the fancy tea party, complete with a custom high tea menu and string quartet performing two very special songs from the game!

High Tea

Guests were treated to three tiers of high tea scrumptiousness, from the cucumber (get it?) cream cheese sandwiches, to the buttermilk Earl Grey scones and delightful raspberry cupcakes. Taking inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, the Ravenlok high tea menu was designed by co-chefs, Spencer and Tosh, from Fare Food Co (also owners of the beautiful space) and Ravenlok director, Vanessa. Alongside the food, there were four selections of teas from Sloane Tea, a Toronto-based woman-led brand, to complete a feast for the palettes.

Music to Our Ears

Upon entering the space, guests were treated to the soothing sounds of a string quartet playing a carefully curated list of songs from animated films, games and movies. To be specific, the setlist is exactly 37.5% Disney songs, which to the discerning ear will hint at many of Ravenlok’s inspirations.

Next, guests gathered to witness two very special songs from Ravenlok, “Castle Gate” and “Queen’s Chamber”, performed live for the very first time by the lovely string quartet led by Vedran from GTA Strings. Mike Rocha, Ravenlok’s composer, gave a few words of introduction before the sounds of keys and strings vibrated the air with a goosebump inducing performance, perfectly capturing the magic and emotions of the game.

“I’ve got to say, some of you have really committed to the theme – I’m just glad nobody showed up as the Caterpillar Queen!” — Ravenlok director, Vanessa Chia

Ravenlok Remarks

A speech by Ravenlok’s game director, Vanessa, introduced guests to the dev team: Martin, Justin, Danielle, Simone, Vicky, Leona, Mike and Finnie, the hard working crew who built the rocket ship that launched Ravenlok to success. A special shout out was given to the three co-op students Patricia, Yuan and Kia, who worked on the game during their internship.

Partners CMF, Ontario Creates, Xbox and Epic Games were thanked for their support, as well as playtesters from Ontario Game Testers, Alanna and Delaney from DnA Creative and the great team at Continue Agency for their marketing and social support.

“Bellissimo!!!!” — 5 star review of Ravenlok (in Italian)

Cococucumber’s co-founder Martin gave an update on the soaring number of players that Ravenlok has seen since launch and read touching reviews from players all around the world. These words reflected how Ravenlok captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands, making it Cococucumber’s most successful game to date.

Ravenlok Milestones & Key Facts (From 18 May 2023)

  • Over 375,000 players in 2 weeks
  • 86% positive rating on the Xbox global stores
  • Over 2,000 five stars player reviews on Xbox US global stores 
  • Top countries by players: United States, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada

Next, a surprise! A cake was brought out for Vanessa to celebrate her upcoming birthday and to mark her achievements as director, producer and writer on this remarkable game.

Finally the afternoon soiree wrapped up with a Ravenlok quiz about the team and game, with fun prizes that included a limited-edition Ravenlok tee and very special Ravenlok playing cards! For the dev team, this event also served as the start of their week-long, much deserved, post-launch break after the very hectic and thrilling release of Ravenlok.

Riverbond Discord & EGLX Hype!

 💬 Official Discord! 💬

Hey, have you ever wanted to chat with us, get exclusive announcements and share some fan art? Well, now you can do all of that.

Special Invitation to the RIVERBOND Discord:

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This is a chill, kid-friendly server so don’t be shy! We love to meet you folks! 😊



🎉 New Showcase – EGLX Toronto 🎉

EGLX is in 2 weeks time and we’re getting pumped! We showcased at EGLX back in March near Pearson airport, but now we’ll be right downtown near the CN Tower in the great city of Toronto.


 ⚔️ Details ⚔️

RIVERBOND at EGLX – Canada’s Largest Videogame Expo
Fri 26 – Sun 28 Oct
Metro Toronto Convention Center
Get Tickets



🥇 WIN a RIVERBOND Medal! 🥇

Contest Alert! Riverbond Co-op Contest, exclusively at EGLX!

RULES: Teams of 4 players will play a RIVERBOND co-op adventure. The team with the highest score at the end of the contest will be awarded this shiny gold mirror medal!


Shiiiiny! ✨


 See y’all on Discord! Or at EGLX – Bring your friends! ❤️

RIVERBOND at Nuit Blanche

TORONTO! We invite you to come play RIVERBOND at Nuit Blanche this Saturday! This is a free, night-time art event that’s fit for family and friends.


We’ll be setting up a projector in the alleyway near Site3 CoLaboratory for some 4 player co-op fun! Get your thumbs and toques ready, and come check out this BlogTO’s ‘Must See’ exhibit at Nuit Blanche.



RIVERBOND at Nuit Blanche!

Site 3 coLab (map)
Alleyway near Bloor & Ossington
718R Ossington Ave, Toronto
Saturday Sept 29, 6pm – late


Hope to see you there! ❤️ #nbTO18


Riverbond Demos – EGLX, GDC, PAX East!

Hey folks, over the next month or so – to break up our long stretch of sitting down and working on game dev things – we’ll be taking Riverbond on a coast to coast demo tour to Toronto, San Francisco and Boston!


is a hack and slash couch co-op game that you can play solo or with your friends. It’s a voxel styled game with some pretty sweet physics and cubic destruction. If that sounds good to your ears,
wishlist Riverbond on Steam and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates!


An Award?! And Riverbond Press!

Before we get to the events, we’re happy to share that Riverbond has won an award! GDC and Unity3D, recognizes Riverbond in the 3D Game Art Challenge for it’s outstanding and unique 3D aesthetic style and experience. In return, we have the opportunity to share all of this with you by showcasing Riverbond at special lounge at GDC – more details on this below!

If you’re wondering what Riverbond is all about, why not check out some of these fine press coverage and previews from Day of the Devs and PlayStation Experience last year:



Riverbond 2018 Showcases

EGLX, Toronto
9-11 March (Fri-Sun)
The International Centre, Hall 5, Toronto
Indie Corner – Booth #I12 (map)


19-23 March (Mon-Fri)
3D Game Art Challenge Lounge, Ground floor of Moscone West


PAX East, Boston MA
5-8 April (Thurs-Sun)
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Riverbond in the Indie Megabooth, Booth 19078


We really hope to see you at EGLX, GDC or PAX East. Come by, say hi to the team, and bring your friends along to play some RIVERBOND!


– Team Cococucumber

Coco Year End Recap

What a year 2017 has been. Let’s grab a hot chocolate and look back on some highlights from this very eventful 12 months.

Riverbond was awarded GDC Best in Play! Woot!
We mentored these awesome co-op students from Sheridan College. Team high-five!
We flew to Japan for BitSummit!


Our First E3. Badass!

Planet of the Eyes launched on PS4 and Xbox One!

Last show of 2017 at PlayStation Experience!

Thank you for following along on our game dev journey this year. Wishing you a Happy Holidays and a spectacular 2018!


– Team Cococucumber

PS. Spread the good cheer – wishlist Riverbond on Steam!