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Frozenbyte Inc.
IndustryVideo games
Founded22 August 2001; 19 years ago (2001-08-22)[1]
HeadquartersHelsinki, Finland
ProductsShadowgrounds series
Trine series
Number of employees
~100 (2019)[2]

Frozenbyte Inc. is a Finnish video game developer founded in 2001 and based in Helsinki, Finland. The company has now grown to a professional team of almost 100 people, with its first commercial game being Shadowgrounds for Microsoft Windows. Both Shadowgrounds and its follow-up Shadowgrounds: Survivor were released for Linux in 2009, ported by IGIOS and published by Linux Game Publishing.

Forzenbyte's next commercial game, Trine was released in 2009 for Microsoft Windows in 2009, and has since been ported to Linux, OS X, and the PlayStation Network. The game spawned 2 sequels, Trine 2 which was released on Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in December 2011[3] and later Linux in March 2012 and Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power which was released via Steam Early access in August 2015.[4] A fourth installment, Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince was released in October 2019.[5]

A Humble Indie Bundle sale started on 12 April 2011, and featured five games from Frozenbyte, including Trine, Shadowgrounds, and Shadowgrounds: Survivor, for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It also contained an executable version along with source code for an unfinished game, Jack Claw, and a pre-order for their upcoming game, Splot.[6]

On 4 December 2015, the company announced Shadwen, a stealth game where time moves only when the player moves.[7]

On 28 May 2019, the company announced a new upcoming game Starbase, a Sci-FI MMO that was allegedly in development in secret for 5 years prior.[8]

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  4. ^ Savage, Phil (April 26, 2015). "Trine 3 is out in Early Access next week". PC Gamer. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
  5. ^ a b KaiFB (October 24, 2018). "Trine 4 Confirmed! | Frozenbyte". Retrieved November 9, 2018.
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  7. ^ Matulef, Jeffery (4 December 2015). "Trine developer Frozenbyte reveals time-manipulating stealth game Shadwen". Eurogamer. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Starbase – A New Sci-Fi MMO Game By Frozenbyte Revealed! | Frozenbyte". Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  9. ^ Haveri, Mikael (2012-11-02). "Official website saying game is set for 'early 2014 release'". Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  10. ^ "Has-Been Heroes | Frozenbyte". Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  11. ^ Matulef, Jeffery (August 15, 2016). "Frozenbyte announces co-op twin-stick wizardry game Nine Parchments". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 17, 2016.

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