|Headquarters||Newport Beach, California|
|Key people||Sam McGrath (Founder)
Travis Stringer (Co-founder)
Trevor Stringer (Co-founder)
Rod Green (Director)
|Products||Project Offset (canceled)|
Offset Software was a video game development company based in Newport Beach, California. It was founded by Sam McGrath, Travis Stringer, Trevor Stringer and Rod Green; except for Green, they had worked for S2 Games developing Savage: The Battle for Newerth, which won the grand prize at the Independent Games Festival in 2004.
The company had one game under development, a first-person shooter with the working title "Project Offset". (Some official preview videos have shown third-person views for close-quarters combat.) The game featured a detailed high fantasy world. It was showcased on Attack of the Show! in 2005.
Intel canceled the game in mid-2010, citing "recent changes in our product roadmap" (possibly meaning the failure of Larrabee as a consumer product). The founders of Offset Software have moved to a new game development studio named Fractiv LLC.
The Offset Engine was licensed by Red 5 Studios in 2006 to create their MMOFPS game Firefall. Intel shutting down the Offset team did not mean Red 5 could no longer use the engine. The game now uses a heavily modified engine originally based on the Offset Engine.
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- "The 12th Annual Independent Games Festival - 2004 Finalists & Winners". Independent Games Festival. Archived from the original on December 22, 2009. Retrieved December 22, 2009.
- "Project Offset, The Lush, Chris Gore". Attack of the Show!. October 25, 2005. Archived from the original on December 22, 2009. Retrieved December 22, 2009.
- "Intel Acquires Offset Software, Project Offset Engine". Gamasutra. February 25, 2008. Archived from the original on December 22, 2009. Retrieved December 22, 2009.
- Hruska, Joel (February 25, 2008). "Why Intel bought Project Offset and the Offset Engine". Ars Technica. Archived from the original on December 22, 2009. Retrieved December 22, 2009.
- Callaham, John (July 1, 2010). "Project Offset officially shut down at Intel; founders launch Fractiv LLC". Big Download.
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