Double Helix Games

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Double Helix Games LLC
Subsidiary of Amazon Game Studios
Industry Video games
Founded 2007
Headquarters Irvine, California, United States
Number of employees
Website Double Helix Games

Double Helix Games LLC 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.[1] 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[2] and that it is one of the largest and most experienced game developers in the world.[2] 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.[2]

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.[3]

In February 2014, the company was acquired by [1] 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.[4]

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 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]


  1. ^ a b "Amazon Acquires Video Gaming Studio Double Helix Games". TechCrunch. 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  2. ^ a b c Double Helix Games Studio Information Retrieved on June 23, 2008.
  3. ^ "About". Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  4. ^ Farokhmanesh, Megan (Feb 5, 2014). "Double Helix Games acquired by Amazon (update)". Retrieved Feb 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ Clements, Ryan (April 22, 2008). "Harker On Hold". Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  6. ^ Borman, Andrew (February 17, 2015). "ProtoMedia #5 : Hellions for the Xbox 360". Retrieved 2015-03-01. 

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