Double Helix Games

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Double Helix Games LLC
IndustryVideo games
Founded2007; 11 years ago (2007)
HeadquartersIrvine, California, United States
Key people
Patrick Gilmore
(General Manager)
OwnerAmazon Game Studios
Number of employees

Double Helix Games LLC, now Amazon Game Studios, Orange County,[1] is an American video game developer based in Irvine, California, founded in 2007 through two mergers of Foundation 9 studios, The Collective and Shiny Entertainment. The studio was acquired by on February 5, 2014.[2] The studio's first release was Silent Hill: Homecoming for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.


Double Helix Games was formed in 2007 via a merger between two Foundation 9 studios, The Collective and Shiny Entertainment. Double Helix Games cites on their website that the combined development experience totals 20+ years[3] and that it is one of the largest and most experienced game developers in the world.[3] Double Helix Games also states on their website that they are a developer for all the major home consoles and that they have worked with numerous notable IPs such as Star Wars, The Matrix, Indiana Jones and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.[3]

Double Helix Games began using the HEX Engine for their upcoming titles on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The third entry in the Killer Instinct series was the first of these titles released that uses their new engine.[4]

In February 2014, the company was acquired by[2] In a statement released to Polygon, Microsoft stated that they'd be working with a "new development partner" on Double Helix's Killer Instinct title going forward.[5]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
2008 Silent Hill: Homecoming No No Yes No No No Yes Yes No
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
2010 Front Mission Evolved No No Yes No No No Yes Yes No
2011 Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters No No Yes No No Yes No Yes No
2012 Battleship No No Yes No No Yes No Yes No
2013 Killer Instinct (Season 1) No No No No No No No No Yes
2014 Strider No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
2014 UFOs love COWs Yes No No No No No No No No

Cancelled games[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "Amazon Acquires Video Gaming Studio Double Helix Games". TechCrunch. February 2, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Double Helix Games Studio Information Retrieved on June 23, 2008.
  4. ^ "About". Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  5. ^ Farokhmanesh, Megan (February 5, 2014). "Double Helix Games acquired by Amazon (update)". Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  6. ^ Clements, Ryan (April 22, 2008). "Harker On Hold". IGN. Retrieved October 6, 2008.
  7. ^ Borman, Andrew (February 17, 2015). "ProtoMedia #5 : Hellions for the Xbox 360". YouTube. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  8. ^ BananaSwag (July 26, 2015). "Deep 6". YouTube. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  9. ^ BananaSwag (January 10, 2016). "Dark Fathoms (SBT)". YouTube. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  10. ^ BananaSwag (January 10, 2016). "SinCity". YouTube. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  11. ^ McWhertor, Michael (2 April 2018). "Amazon kills its fantasy sports game Breakaway". Polygon. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

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