Avalanche Studios

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Not to be confused with Avalanche Software.
Avalanche Studios
Type Privately held
Industry Video game industry
Founded March 2003
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Key people Christofer Sundberg
Linus Blomberg
Viktor Blomberg
Odd Ahlgren
Stefan Ljungqvist
Fredrik Sjöö
David Grijns
Roland Lesterlin
John Fuller
Andreas Thorsen
Products Just Cause series
theHunter
Renegade Ops
Employees 250
Website www.avalanchestudios.se

Avalanche Studios is an independent and privately held video game developer based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was founded in March 2003 by Christofer Sundberg, Linus and Viktor Blomberg. Avalanche Studios focuses on developing original intellectual properties for games and other media and base their projects on the Avalanche Engine.

History[edit]

It has been reported on 24 October 2008 that 77 employees were laid off due to Avalanche losing two publishing contracts.[1]

On 24 March 2010, Avalanche announced that they formed a new development studio called Expansive Worlds which will be the casual and online games division with a strong focus on community-driven subscription-based titles.[2]

Avalanche Studios announced Renegade Ops, a downloadable military co-op shooter on March 30, 2011. Renegade Ops was released on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Microsoft Windows.[3]

On June 15, 2011, Avalanche Studios announced plans to expand into North America by opening a new studio in New York City. The studio will develop an as-yet unannounced title for next-generation platforms.

As of May 28, 2012, Avalanche Studios is working on three unnamed projects. One, internally called "Project Mamba," is a "groundbreaking" open-world action game being co-developed with Square Enix, possibly similar to the Just Cause franchise, and the other two are based on movie and comic book franchises.[4]

It was later revealed in 2013 that one of these titles is the upcoming 2015 video game adaptation of Mad Max.

On August 2014, Avalanche has 250 employees, around 160 working in Stockholm and 90 in New York.[5]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
PS2 PS3 PS4 Win Xbox X360 XBO
2006 Just Cause Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
2009 The Hunter No No No Yes No No No
2010 Just Cause 2 No Yes No Yes No Yes No
2011 Renegade Ops No Yes No Yes No Yes No
2015 Mad Max No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
2015 Just Cause 3 No No Yes Yes No No Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tomas Andersson (2008-10-24). "Massvarsel hos Avalanche" (in Swedish). FZ. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  2. ^ "New Swedish development studio formed by Avalanche Studios". Avalanche Studios. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  3. ^ Just Cause Developers Reveal New Project
  4. ^ Avalanche Studios News
  5. ^ http://avalanchestudios.com/news/were-moving/

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