TaleWorlds Entertainment

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TaleWorlds Entertainment
Type Private
Industry Video games
Founded 2005
Headquarters Ankara, Turkey
Key people Armağan Yavuz
İpek Yavuz
Products Mount & Blade series
Employees 42 (May 2013)
Website www.taleworlds.com

TaleWorlds Entertainment is an independent game development company located in Ankara, Turkey, founded in 2005. TaleWorlds is an official brand of İkisoft Software Company and have been developing PC games under the brand "TaleWorlds Entertainment" since 2005.[1] The company's first game, Mount & Blade, was completed in September 2008, its second game Mount & Blade: Warband was released on March 29, 2010, and its third game was Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword was released on May 3, 2011. Their studio is located in Middle East Technical University(METU)-Technopolis. The studio is currently working on Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord as confirmed in a PC Gamer interview by Designer and Producer Mikail Yazbeck.

History[edit]

Taleworlds Entertainment is founded by Armağan Yavuz, who studied Computer Sciences in Bilkent University. The idea of being a company has came in reality after a big support of gamers to a hobby project Mount & Blade, while in its beta. Company had started to sale e-copies of the beta version of the game online, and funded the development of their first game via online-sale incomes.

By publishing the first game of Taleworlds Entertainment in 2008, the company managed to sale their first game over one-million copies over the world, and brought over three-million dollars as an income. This has exceeded al the expectations and motivated the company to develop their second game Mount & Blade: Warband as the sequel of the first game.

In 2014 Taleworlds released Mount & Blade: Warband on Nvidia Shield, and for the first time, Taleworlds Entertainment published a game on a different platform than PC.

In 2014, a Russian game studio named Snowbird Games published a RPG named "Caribbean!", a 17th-century pirate RPG which takes place in the Caribbean, developed on the same game engine as Mount & Blade. It is the first time Taleworlds Entertainment let another game studio use their game engine.

It is announced in 2012 that Taleworlds Entertainment is working on a new and long-awaited second game of the series, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. The date of publish is not announced yet.

Games developed[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TaleWorlds Company Info". IGN.com. Retrieved 2008-03-30. 

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