Carbonated Games

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Carbonated Games
Fate Disbanded
Founded 2004
Defunct March 27, 2008
Headquarters Redmond, Washington, United States
Hyderabad, India
Beijing, China
Key people
Joshua Howard, Ellen Beeman, Jason Mai, Richard Thames Rowan.

Carbonated Games was the first-party game developer studio for Microsoft Casual Games in Microsoft Studios. It was founded and run by Joshua Howard, and was active from 2004 until its disbanding on March 27, 2008. Carbonated Games developers were located in Redmond, WA; Hyderabad, India; and Beijing, China. Its alumni went on to Hidden City Entertainment, Microsoft Aces (Microsoft Flight Simulator), Blizzard Entertainment, Hourglass Games, the Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade group, GameHouse, Amazing Society, Realtime Worlds, Playdom, PopCap Games, Crytek, Griptonite Games, and DigiPen Institute of Technology. During its tenure, the studio created games for Xbox Live Arcade, MSN Messenger, MSN Games, and Microsoft Surface, including:


Carbonated Games also shipped Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, Hearts, Spades, and other casual games. In addition, Carbonated was responsible for all the Microsoft games that were included with Windows ME, Windows XP, and Windows 7.

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