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IndustryVideo game industry
Founded2009 (2009)
FounderJake Kazdal
HeadquartersSeattle, Washington, United States
Key people
Jake Kazdal(CEO)
ProductsSkulls of the Shogun
Galak-Z: The Dimensional
Websitewww.17-bit.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

17-Bit is an indie video game developer and the creator of Skulls of the Shogun and Galak-Z: The Dimensional.[1] The company was founded in 2009 by Jake Kazdal, formerly a Sega developer, who wants to make games with a 16-bit era aesthetic.[1] It was known as Haunted Temple Studios until it changed its name to 17-Bit in May 2012 with a logo designed by Cory Schmitz.[2] Gamasutra described the team as an example of successful indie cross-platform development for its work on Skulls of the Shogun.[3] GungHo Online Entertainment became 17-Bit's house publisher in October 2014 as the developer worked on Galak-Z.[4][5] Kazdal of 17-Bit was invited to speak on creating studio culture at the 2013 Game Developers Conference.[6]


  1. ^ a b Farokhmanesh, Megan (June 10, 2013). "Skulls of the Shogun developer releasing next game, Galak-Z The Dimensional on PlayStation 4". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  2. ^ https://www.engadget.com/2012/05/04/skulls-of-the-shogun-dev-becomes-17-bit/
  3. ^ http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/229325/How_17Bit_survived_crossplatform_dev_on_Skulls_of_the_Shogun.php
  4. ^ http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/gungho-signs-skulls-of-the-shogun-studio-17-bit/0140460
  5. ^ http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/27/gungho-online-entertainment-turns-indie-studio-17-bit-western-growth/
  6. ^ http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/187457/GDC_adds_Double_Fine_Journey_sand_tech_Capy17Bit_talks_to_roster.php

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