GameWorks

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GameWorks is a chain of location-based entertainment venues featuring video games, simulators, prizes, and a full-service bar and restaurant. There are currently five GameWorks venues throughout the U.S. The first GameWorks opened in Downtown Seattle in March 1997.

The chain began as a joint venture between Sega, Universal Studios, and DreamWorks SKG. The chain itself filed for bankruptcy in 2004 and 2010. On November 3, 2005, Sega Sammy Holdings, which was formed by the merger of Sega and Sammy, bought all of the controlling interests of GameWorks from DreamWorks and Universal. Sega took full ownership in 2004. In 2011, GameWorks was sold to an investment group. In October 2011, GameWorks acquired the assets of several Jillian's Billiards Clubs in California, Washington, and Virginia.

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United States[edit]

The Seattle GameWorks seen from the nearby World Sports Grille.

Midwest Locations:

Northwest Locations:

Southwest Locations:

Now closed/defunct:

International[edit]

On the Caribbean area:

On the North America:

Now closed/defunct:

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Despite being a very successful location, constantly full, it was closed due to disagreements with the local representative. They wanted to remove the restaurant, and only keep the 2 bars. The Brazilian company created its own arcade brand, called HotZone.)
  • Tumon, Guam (Closed in 2006)
  • Vienna, Austria (Opened in 2001, filed for bankruptcy around 2003)
  • Kuwait City, Kuwait (Opened in 2003, later called Gamewizz, closed in 2013)

Locations never built[edit]

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