|Industry||Computer and video game industry|
|Key people||Jamie Cheng and Jeffery Agala|
Klei Entertainment is an independent game development studio located in Vancouver, Canada that develops downloadable video games for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade. Klei was formed in July 2005 by Jamie Cheng. They are best known for the game Mark of the Ninja and two of their original intellectual property games, Eets and Shank.
Klei Entertainment was formed in July 2005 by Jamie Cheng. Prior to the formation of Klei, Cheng worked as an intern at SEGA's Relic Entertainment studio, where he was a programmer. As of October 2009, the company employs eleven.
Their first title, Eets was first released March 27, 2006 for Microsoft Windows, then for Mac OS X on December 9, 2010. Between those two releases the game was ported to the Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Arcade platform and released on April 25, 2007. Retitled Eets: Chowdown, this version featured 120 new levels and an action minigame called Marsho Madness.
The company assisted with Slick Entertainment's N+, the Xbox Live Arcade port of the Adobe Flash game N. In 2008 Klei developed Sugar Rush, a casual massively multiplayer online game. They announced in late August 2010, that development had stopped and the game was canceled. The company's fourth original title, Shank, was announced at Penny Arcade Expo 2009. It was released on August 24, 2010 for the PlayStation 3, August 25, 2010 for the Xbox 360 and October 26, 2010 on for Microsoft Windows.
Klei's most recent game Don't Starve was released on April 23, 2013.
- Eets - Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X (2006, 2010)
- Eets: Chowdown - Xbox 360 (2007)
- N+ - Xbox 360 (2008)
- Sugar Rush - Microsoft Windows (Canceled)
- Shank - Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Mac OS X, Linux (2010)
- Shank 2 - Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Linux (2012)
- Mark of the Ninja - Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux (2012)
- Torchlight II - Microsoft Windows (2012) (cinematics only)
- Don't Starve - Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux (2013)
- Eets Munchies (in development)
- Incognita (in development)
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