Carbonated Games

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Carbonated Games
Fate Disbanded
Founded 2004
Defunct March 27, 2008
Headquarters Redmond, Washington, USA
Hyderabad, India
Beijing, China
Key people
Joshua Howard, Jason Mai, Benjamin Ellinger, Richard Rowan, Ellen Beeman, Sean O'Connor, Rachel Rutherford, Scott Brodie, My Linh Van, Jason York, Sumit Mehra, Ruchit Garg, Peter Vale, Bulent Nurgun, Frank Yu, Jeff Blazier, Darryl Yust, Eric Heutchy, Alexander Jhin, Eric Fleegal, Chris Peters, Paul Furio, Josh Olson, James Earnest, Rick Kolesar, Stephen Peringer, Shun Endo, Steven H. Grice, Anton Bogaty, Hakim Ronaque, Tina Chen.

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 the Microsoft games that shipped with Windows ME, Windows XP, and Windows 7.

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