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Wargaming West Corporation
Formerly
  • Meyer/Glass Interactive, L.L.C. (1997–2001)
  • Day 1 Studios, LLC (2001–2013)
Privately held company
Industry Video game industry
Founded February 6, 1997; 21 years ago (1997-02-06)
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois
Number of employees
~160
Parent Wargaming (2013–present)
Website www.wargamingchicagobaltimore.com

Wargaming West Corporation (formerly Meyer/Glass Interactive, L.L.C. and Day 1 Studios, LLC), doing business as Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore is an American game developer that operates in Chicago, Illinois and Hunt Valley, Maryland.

History[edit]

They worked in tandem with developer FASA Interactive to create their first two games MechAssault, which Microsoft used to promote their Xbox Live service, and MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf. They worked with Monolith Productions to make the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 console ports of F.E.A.R..

In 2006, they signed a deal with LucasArts to develop the science fiction video game Fracture. It had mixed reviews by the gaming press. In 2010, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that they would be developing the third installment in the F.E.A.R. franchise entitled F.E.A.R. 3, first announced using the title F.3.A.R., which was later confirmed as just for advertising. When their subsequent project with Konami was cancelled, however, around 100 employees (the vast majority of the team working on that project) were laid off.[1] The remaining team members moved forward with development on the free-to-play mech game Reign of Thunder.[2]

On January 29, 2013 it was announced that Wargaming, the creator of World of Tanks, acquired Day 1 Studios for $20 million[3] and rebranded it Wargaming West.[4] The acquisition included the rights to Reign of Thunder, the status of which is currently under consideration.[5]

Games developed[edit]

As Meyer/Glass Interactive

Year Title Platform(s)
Win PlayStation
1998 Axis & Allies Yes No
1999 Axis & Allies: Iron Blitz Yes No
1999 Avalon Hill's Diplomacy Yes No
1999 Missile Command Yes Yes
2000 Battleship: Surface Thunder Yes No

As Day 1 Studios

Logo of Day 1 Studios before its acquisition by Wargaming
Year Title Platform(s)
PS3 Win Xbox X360
2002 MechAssault No No Yes No
2004 MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf No No Yes No
2006 F.E.A.R. Yes No No Yes
2008 Fracture Yes No No Yes
2011 F.E.A.R. 3 Yes Yes No Yes
TBA Reign of Thunder No Yes No No

As Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore

Year Title Platform(s)
X360 XB1 PS4 Win
2014 World of Tanks Yes Yes Yes Yes

Cancelled video games[edit]

  • Batman: Gotham by Gaslight[6]
  • TR2N: Liberation[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ December 2, 2011 2:45PM PST (2011-06-21). "Day 1 Studios loses Konami publishing deal". GameSpot.com. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  2. ^ "Day 1 Studios Announces Mech Combat Game Reign of Thunder". Gametestlab.com. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  3. ^ "News – Wargaming's surprise acquisition: F.E.A.R. 3's dev Day 1 for $20M". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  4. ^ "Wargaming West". Wargaming West. 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  5. ^ "World of Tanks developers talking with Day 1 about Reign of Thunder mech game". Polygon. 2013-02-12. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  6. ^ http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/02/27/video-from-abandoned-batman-game-surfaces
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC0mfIfoyvM

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