Airtight Games

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Airtight Games
IndustryVideo game industry
DefunctJuly 2014
HeadquartersRedmond, Washington,
United States
Key people
Jim Deal (President) (archived version until 2014-09-06)

Airtight Games was an American independent video game developer based in Redmond founded in 2004 that was made up of former members of FASA Studio, Will Vinton Studios and Microsoft, as well as several other studios.[citation needed] The key members included president and creative director Jim Deal, art director Matt Brunner, and co-founder Ed Fries.[citation needed] Their first title was the 2010 action game Dark Void, published by Capcom and released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms.

In 2012 they released a puzzle-platformer game with Square Enix as publisher, titled Quantum Conundrum.[1] They followed this up with two mobile games for iOS in 2012 and 2013, and Soul Fjord, a hybrid roguelike/rhythm game developed as an exclusive title for the short-lived Ouya console and released in 2014.

In June 2014 they released the adventure-mystery game Murdered: Soul Suspect, published by Square Enix and released for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Earlier that year the studio had laid off 14 employees, and its creative director Kim Swift joining Amazon Game Studios.

Murdered: Soul Suspect received an average reception upon release, and only a month later Airtight Games closed in July 2014.[2][3]

Company overview[edit]

Airtight Games was formed in 2004 by a group of industry veterans and the core team that shipped the award-winning Xbox title, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge.[citation needed] Airtight Games has been working with publishers and industry leaders on contracts and publishing deals. With backgrounds in the game, film, television and comic book industries, Airtight Games' team claims ship credit on over fifty different titles and decades of combined industry experience.[citation needed]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Publisher Platform(s)
Ouya iOS PS3 Win X360 PS4 XBO
2010 Dark Void Capcom No No Yes Yes Yes No No
2012 Quantum Conundrum Square Enix No No Yes Yes Yes No No
2012 Pixld[4] Self No Yes No No No No No
2013 DerpBike[5] Self No Yes No No No No No
2014 Soul Fjord[6] Self Yes No No No No No No
2014 Murdered: Soul Suspect Square Enix No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


  1. ^ "Quantum Conundrum". Retrieved 2011-08-26.
  2. ^ "Geekwire: Airtight Games closes, just weeks after debut of new game". Retrieved 2014-07-02.
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  4. ^ "Pixld". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 2013-07-17. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  5. ^ "DerpBike". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 2013-07-17. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  6. ^ "Soul Fjord - Android". IGN. Retrieved 2013-07-16.

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