|Founded||October 3, 1995|
|Defunct||May 10, 2016|
|Headquarters||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|John Blackburn (CEO)|
Number of employees
|Parent||Disney Interactive Studios (2005–2016)|
Avalanche Software, LLC was a video game developer studio, founded in October 1995 by four lead programmers from Sculptured Software. The company had developed for every console platform since the Mega Drive/Genesis and Super NES days and has grown to a staff of over 100 since its inception. The company was headed up by CEO John Blackburn. Disney announced the closure of the studio on May 10, 2016.
In April 2005, Buena Vista Games (BVG), the video game publishing arm of The Walt Disney Company, acquired the Salt Lake City-based studio. BVG formed a new game studio, Fall Line Studio, in November 2006 to create Disney and new game titles for Nintendo DS and the Wii console. Disney Interactive Studios (DIS) merged Fall Line Studio into its sister studio, Avalanche Software, in January 2009.
DIS in October 2012 announced "Toy Box", a cross platform gaming initiative where Pixar and Disney characters will interact from a console game to multiple mobile and online applications. In January 2013, Avalanche Software unveiled the toys-to-life cross-platform game Disney Infinity based on Toy Story 3: The Video Game's "Toy Box" mode crossed with a toy line.
As subsidiary of Disney
- Chicken Little
- Chicken Little: Ace in Action
- Meet the Robinsons
- Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour
- Toy Story 3: The Video Game
- Cars 2: The Video Game
- Disney Infinity
- Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes
- Disney Infinity 3.0
As an independent company
- 2 on 2 Open Ice Challenge
- 25 To Life
- Dragon Ball Z: Sagas
- Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
- Mortal Kombat Trilogy
- Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero
- Off Road Challenge
- Open Ice
- Rampage 2: Universal Tour
- Rampage Through Time
- Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
- Rugrats: Royal Ransom
- Prince of Persia: Arabian Nights
- Tak and the Power of Juju
- Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams
- Tak: The Great Juju Challenge
- NCAA College Football 2K2
- NCAA College Football 2K3
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