Gaijin Entertainment

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Gaijin Entertainment
Privately held company
Industry Video game industry
Founded 2002
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Key people
Anton Yudintsev (CEO)
Products Video games
Number of employees
150 to 200[1] (2017)
Website gaijinent.com

Gaijin Entertainment is a Russian video game developer and publisher established in 2002.[2] It is the largest independent video games developer in Russia, known for War Thunder and Star Conflict.

Overview[edit]

The Gaijin team consists of more than 160 employees. They specialize in the development of games for various platforms (Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/Microsoft Windows/iOS/Linux/SteamOS). The company's projects have received a range of mass media and game industry awards including a few Japanese Game Developers Conference Awards as "Best simulator for next-gen consoles" (IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3), "Best technologies" for Dagor Engine, "Best sound" and others.[citation needed]

Games[edit]

Game Developer Release Year Description Platforms
Adrenaline Gaijin 2005[3] "Adrenaline is a game that successfully blends the genres of thrilling adrenaline-pumping racing and an economic management sim."[3] PC[3]
Anarchy: Rush Hour Gaijin 2010[4] Arcade racing game. PlayStation 3
Apache: Air Assault Gaijin 2010 "Apache: Air Assault is a combat flight simulation game based on the Apache AH-64D Longbow attack helicopter."[5] PC, Xbox 360, PS3[5]
Blades of Time Gaijin 2012 Spiritual successor of X-Blades, introducing a darker setting and more realistic tone. PC, Xbox 360, PS3[6]
Birds of Steel Gaijin 2012 World War 2 combat flight simulator.[7] Xbox 360, PS3[7]
Braveheart Gaijin 2010[8] "Braveheart is a dynamic action / role-playing game with a unique combat system." iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.[8]
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Gaijin 2009 World War 2 combat flight simulator.[9] PC, PS3, and Xbox 360
Modern Conflict Gaijin 2010[10] Mobile real time strategy game.[10] iPhone, iPad, and Android.
Skydive: Proximity Flight Gaijin 2013[11] Wingsuit simulator. Xbox 360, PS3[11]
Star Conflict Star Gem Inc. 2012 Space flight simulator MMO.[12] PC, Mac, Linux, SteamOS[12]
War Thunder Gaijin 2012 A World War II and Korean War-era flight and ground vehicle simulator MMO.[13] PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux, Shield Android TV[13]
X-Blades Gaijin 2007 Fantasy game.[14] Xbox 360, PS3, PC[14]
Crossout Targem Games 2016 A vehicular combat MMO currently in open beta. It's available as an early access release.[15] PC, Xbox One, PS4
Enlisted DarkFlow Software 2017(Expected) Gaijin's First-person shooter game PC

Dagor Engine[edit]

The Dagor Engine is a 3D engine used mainly by Gaijin Entertainment for its own video games as it's a proprietary technology so far.[16] The original version of the engine was developed by Gaijin Entertainment and in 2005 they set up the separate company Dagor Technologies for continued development. Therefore, Dagor Engine is owned by Gaijin. Currently the engine incorporates technology such as the Meqon and PhysX physics engines and is up to version 4.0 since War Thunder.[17]

Controversies[edit]

The company gained notoriety for pursuing legal action against the owner of gaijin.com, an unaffiliated website that predates the company by 7 years.[18] The lawsuit was settled in November 2013.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "About". Gaijin Entertainment. Gaijin Entertainment. 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Adrenaline". Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Adrenaline: Rush Hour". Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "THE GAME". Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "About game". Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "The game". Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Game info". Gaijin Entertainment. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "IL-2 STURMOVIK: BIRDS OF PREY". 1C Publishing. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Modern Conflict". Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Skydive: Proximity Flight". Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Star Conflict". Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "War Thunder". Gaijin Entertainment. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "X-Blades". Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  15. ^ Farokhmanesh, Megan (20 May 2015). "War Thunder dev announces 'Motorstorm meets Mad Max: Fury Road' MMO Crossout". Polygon. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  16. ^ https://gaijin.ru/en/about/
  17. ^ http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/3d-engine-dagor-engine
  18. ^ "Gaijin Entertainment Ridiculous Demands". Techdirt.com. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  19. ^ overview of lawsuit finale

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