KingsIsle Entertainment

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KingsIsle Entertainment Games
Type Private
Industry Video game
Founded February 2005
Founders Elie Akilian
Headquarters Austin, Texas and Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
Key people J. Todd Coleman, Co-Founder
Tom Hall Co-Founder
Products Wizard101 and Pirate101
Website KingsIsle.com

KingsIsle Entertainment, a video game developer based in Austin and Dallas, Texas, launched in February 2005. Perhaps the best known of the company's recruits are Tom Hall, co-founder of id Software and Ion Storm and J. Todd Coleman, co-founder of Wolfpack Studios. Coleman has since left KingsIsle Entertainment. The business' primary focus is creating family online games.

KingsIsle’s kid safe games have been honored with awards from the National Parenting Publication, Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine, Massively.com and MMORPG.com.[1][2][3]

To date, KingsIsle has produced two online games, Wizard101, a card-battling MMO featuring wizards in a fantasy world, and the recently released Pirate101, which takes place within the same universe as Wizard101. KingsIsle has also produced KIFreeGames (a games website with a few Wizard101 games) Wizardblox, and Grub guardians (Their apps for the iPhone). Its second game, Pirate101 won game of the year MMO.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "2012 Players' Choice Awards". mmorpg.com. December 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Wizard101 takes home Reader's Choice Best MMO of 2010". mmoreporter.com. January 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ "NAPPA 2009 Award-Winning Software, Video Games, and Websites". Parenthood.com. 2009.