Hi everyone!

Fifth Mountain Studios
1 min readJan 7, 2021


We are Fifth Mountain Studios (FMS), an indie game dev studio from Mexico founded by 4 childhood friends. Our journey started around mid-2018 in Xalapa, a city in the state of Veracruz located at the foot of the dormant volcano, Macuiltepetl, or “Fifth Mountain” in Nahuatl.

Since then our team and experience has grown a bit. We are now spread around several locations in Mexico and the US (we were kind of ahead adapting to working remotely 😋). Recently, we soft-launched our first game: Pafu, a physics-based puzzle mobile game available for Android (and iOS soon).

We’d like to use this platform to share with you everything we’ve learned, our thoughts about game development, the multiple issues we’ve faced and how we got to solve them. We hope it might help you finding the inspiration you need to solve a problem or come up with a cool idea.

Stay tuned for more game development stuff. And follow us in our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Talk to you VERY soon!