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This article talks about real life or the reality behind the game.

Tigrounette in real life.
Name Jean-Baptiste Le Marchand
Born (1984-02-22) February 22, 1984 (age 32) [1]
Gender Male
Nationality French FR.gif
Position Lead Programmer, co-CEO

Jean-Baptiste Lemarchand, more commonly known online as Tigrounette or Tig, is the co-creator and lead programmer of Transformice. Together with Melibellule, he co-founded Atelier 801 where they share the co-CEO position.



  • In French, "Tigrou" means "Tigger" and "-ette" is a suffix meaning the feminine form of, or sometimes "small".
  • Tigrounette created extinction before creating Transformice. It gave them some ideas for the game and how to make the game
  • Tigrounette's younger sister, Ley, is an additional admin of Transformice. She has helped with hiring moderators, and replying to English-speaking emails. She plays mostly on a guest account, Souris 9 and Nickname 9.
  • Previously, Tigrounette decided to keep his name and gender hidden for many months.
  • His cousin, Loukno is a Marketing Manager for Atelier 801.
  • Loves to troll everyone in game.
  • Likes throwing various objects to his coworkers and Loukno was his favorite target.

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