Firebrand Games

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Firebrand Games and Entertainment Ltd.
Private
IndustryVideo game industry
PredecessorDC Studios
Founded2006; 12 years ago (2006)
FounderMark Greenshields
Headquarters,
Scotland
Key people
Mark Greenshields (CEO)
Websitefirebrandgames.com

Firebrand Games and Entertainment Ltd. is a British video game developer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Founded by chief executive officer Mark Greenshields in 2006, the company opened a second office in Merritt Island, Florida in September 2007.

History[edit]

Firebrand Games was founded by Mark Greenshields in 2006, after his previous venture, DC Studios, closed its operations in the United Kingdom.[1] Greenshields since holds his position as chief executive officer for the company.[2] On 25 September 2007, the company announced a second office in Merritt Island, Florida.[3][4] This office effectively replaced DC Studios' only remaining studio, which was based in Montreal.[5] In September 2008, Firebrand Games' headquarters were moved into new, larger office spaces within Glasgow.[6] By August 2010, primarily due the cost of doing business in Scotland, the Meritt Island office had grown larger, as measured by headcount, than the Glasgow headquarters.[7]

Through its lifetime, Firebrand Games has primarily worked on Nintendo DS versions of pre-existing intellectual properties in the racing genre, including TrackMania and Need for Speed.[8][9] Several of these were created using the in-house game engine titled 3D Octane.[10] In May 2011, the company stated their intents to develop a game in the F-Zero franchise.[11] Firebrand Games announced their first original intellectual property, Solar Flux, designed as a puzzle game, in July 2013.[9]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s) Publisher(s)
2006 Cartoon Network Racing Nintendo DS The Game Factory
2007 Crayola Treasure Adventures Crave Entertainment
Race Driver: Create & Race Codemasters
2008 Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli System 3
Race Driver: Grid Codemasters
TrackMania DS Focus Home Interactive, Atlus USA
Need for Speed: Undercover Electronic Arts
2009 Colin McRae: Dirt 2 Codemasters
Need for Speed: Nitro Electronic Arts
Planet 51: The Game Sega
2010 SpongeBob's Boating Bash THQ
TrackMania Turbo Nintendo DS Focus Home Interactive
TrackMania Wii Wii
Hot Wheels: Track Attack Nintendo DS, Wii THQ
Need for Speed: Nitro-X Nintendo DSi Electronic Arts
2011 NASCAR Unleashed Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 Activision
Cars 2 Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS Disney Interactive Studios
Need for Speed: The Run Nintendo 3DS, Wii Electronic Arts
2013 Fast & Furious: Showdown Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360 Activision
Mr & Mrs iOS Sony Computer Entertainment
Solar Flux macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux Firebrand Games
Solar Flux Pocket Android, iOS
Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
2015 WRC FIA World Rally Championship Nintendo 3DS Bigben Interactive
2017 NASCAR Heat Mobile Android, iOS 704Games
TBA Conjurer Andy's Repeatable Dungeon TBA TBA
Kick Off Android, iOS

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VG247 Scotland issue #1: Where's the best place to sell games? - VG247". vg247.com. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Tax breaks - panacea or pestilence?". mcvuk.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Firebrand opens US office". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  4. ^ Boyer, Brandon. "Race Game Developer Firebrand Gets U.S. Office". gamasutra.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  5. ^ "'Montreal is not an efficient place to run a business'". mcvuk.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Firebrand Games expansion". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Firebrand:". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  8. ^ Fahey, Mike. "A Lovely Intergalactic Puzzle Game From An Unexpected Source". kotaku.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Saving suns with Solar Flux". polygon.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  10. ^ Caoili, Eric. "Interview: Firebrand Games Hits the Gas On DS Racing". gamasutra.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  11. ^ Life, Nintendo (27 May 2011). "Firebrand Would Love to Develop an F-Zero Game". nintendolife.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018.

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