Firebrand Games

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Firebrand Games Limited
TypePrivate
IndustryVideo games
PredecessorDC Studios
Founded2006; 15 years ago (2006)
FounderMark Greenshields
Headquarters,
Scotland
Key people
Mark Greenshields (CEO)
Websitefirebrandgames.com

Firebrand Games Limited is a British video game developer based in Glasgow, Scotland. The company was founded by chief executive officer Mark Greenshields in 2006 and has operated a second office in Merritt Island, Florida, since 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 earlier that year.[1] He became the new company's chief executive officer.[2] In September 2007, the company announced the opening a second office in Merritt Island, Florida.[3][4] This office replaced DC Studios' only remaining studio, which was based in Montreal.[5] In September 2009, Firebrand Games' headquarters were moved into new, larger office spaces within Glasgow.[6] By August 2010, primarily due to the cost of doing business in Scotland, the Meritt Island office had grown larger in headcount than the Glasgow headquarters.[7]

Firebrand Games has primarily worked on Nintendo DS versions of third-party intellectual properties in the racing genre, including TrackMania and Need for Speed.[8][9] Several of these use the in-house game engine titled 3D Octane.[10] In May 2011, the company stated its desire to develop a game in the F-Zero franchise.[11] Firebrand Games announced its first original intellectual property, the puzzle game Solar Flux, 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 Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows 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
2020 Conjurer Andy's Repeatable Dungeon iOS, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch Firebrand Games

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Dave (17 January 2004). "VG247 Scotland issue #1: Where's the best place to sell games?". VG247. Archived from the original on 31 January 2021. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Tax breaks – panacea or pestilence?". MCV/Develop. 17 March 2008. Archived from the original on 31 January 2021. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  3. ^ Androvich, Mark (25 September 2007). "Firebrand opens US office". GamesIndustry.biz. Archived from the original on 10 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  4. ^ Boyer, Brandon (25 September 2007). "Race Game Developer Firebrand Gets U.S. Office". Gamasutra. Archived from the original on 2 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  5. ^ "'Montreal is not an efficient place to run a business'". MCV/Develop. 17 March 2008. Archived from the original on 31 January 2021. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Firebrand Games expansion" (Press release). Firebrand Games. 15 September 2009. Archived from the original on 10 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018 – via GamesIndustry.biz.
  7. ^ Elliott, Phil (19 August 2010). "Firebrand: "All is not doom and gloom in Scotland"". GamesIndustry.biz. Archived from the original on 10 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  8. ^ Fahey, Mike (1 August 2013). "A Lovely Intergalactic Puzzle Game From An Unexpected Source". Kotaku. Archived from the original on 10 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  9. ^ a b Lien, Tracey (23 July 2013). "Saving suns with Solar Flux". Polygon. Archived from the original on 3 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  10. ^ Caoili, Eric (1 October 2008). "Interview: Firebrand Games Hits the Gas On DS Racing". Gamasutra. Archived from the original on 27 September 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  11. ^ Chan, Trevor (28 May 2011). "Firebrand Would Love to Develop an F-Zero Game". Nintendo Life. Archived from the original on 10 July 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2021.

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