Gaijin Entertainment

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Gaijin Entertainment
Privately held company
IndustryVideo game industry
Founded2002
Headquarters,
Russia
Key people
Anton Yudintsev (CEO)
ProductsVideo games
Number of employees
150 to 200[1] (2017)
Websitegaijinent.com

Gaijin Entertainment is a European video game developer and publisher established in 2002[2][3] with offices in Russia, Germany, Cyprus, Hungary and Latvia[4]. It is one of the largest independent video games companies in Russia, known for War Thunder, Crossout and Star Conflict.

Games[edit]

Game Developer Release year Description Platforms
Adrenaline Gaijin 2005[5] "Adrenaline is a game that successfully blends the genres of thrilling adrenaline-pumping racing and an economic management sim."[5] PC[5]
Anarchy: Rush Hour Gaijin 2010[6] Arcade racing game. PS3
Apache: Air Assault Gaijin 2010 Combat flight simulation game based on the Apache AH-64D Longbow attack helicopter.[7] PC, PS3, Xbox 360[7]
Blades of Time Gaijin 2012 Spiritual successor of X-Blades, introducing a darker setting and more realistic tone. PC, PS3Xbox 360[8]
Birds of Steel Gaijin 2012 World War II combat flight simulator.[9] PS and Xbox 360[9]
Braveheart Gaijin 2010[10] Action-role-playing game. IOS.[10]
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Gaijin 2009 World War II combat flight simulator.[11] PC, PS3, and Xbox 360
Modern Conflict Gaijin 2010[12] Mobile real time strategy game.[12] IOS and Android
Skydive: Proximity Flight Gaijin 2013[13] Wingsuit simulator. PS3, Xbox 360[13]
Star Conflict Star Gem. 2012 Space flight simulator MMO.[14][15] PC, MacOS, Linux, SteamOS[14]
War Thunder Gaijin 2012 World War II and Cold War-era flight and ground vehicle simulator MMO.[16][17][18] PC, PS4, MacOS, Linux, Shield Android TV[16]
X-Blades Gaijin 2009 Fantasy game.[19] PC, PS3, Xbox 360[19]
Crossout Targem Games 2016 A vehicular combat MMO currently in open beta. It is available as an early access release.[20] PC, PS4, Xbox One
Enlisted DarkFlow Software Expected 2019[21] First-person WWII shooter.[22][21] 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.[23] 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 PhysX physics engine and is up to version 5.0 since War Thunder.[24]

Controversies[edit]

The company gained notoriety for pursuing legal action against the owner of gaijin.com, an unaffiliated website that predates the company by seven years.[25] The lawsuit was settled in November 2013.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Archived from the original on 18 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  2. ^ "15 years of Gaijin Entertainment. The road from Bumer: Sorvannye Bashni to War Thunder". Igromania. Archived from the original on 6 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Gaijin Entertainment | Career". gaijinent.com. Archived from the original on 13 April 2019. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Gaijin Entertainment | About". gaijinent.com. Archived from the original on 8 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Adrenaline". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Adrenaline: Rush Hour". Archived from the original on 20 July 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  7. ^ a b "THE GAME". Archived from the original on 7 November 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  8. ^ "About game". Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  9. ^ a b "The game". Archived from the original on 23 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Game info". Gaijin Entertainment. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  11. ^ "IL-2 STURMOVIK: BIRDS OF PREY". 1C Publishing. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Modern Conflict". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Skydive: Proximity Flight". Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Star Conflict". Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Star Conflict for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Archived from the original on 21 January 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  16. ^ a b "War Thunder". Gaijin Entertainment. Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  17. ^ "War Thunder for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive Inc. Archived from the original on 5 December 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  18. ^ Zacny, Rob (7 August 2014). "WAR THUNDER REVIEW". PC Gamer. Future Publishing Limited. Archived from the original on 18 June 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  19. ^ a b "X-Blades". Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  20. ^ Farokhmanesh, Megan (20 May 2015). "War Thunder dev announces 'Motorstorm meets Mad Max: Fury Road' MMO Crossout". Polygon. Archived from the original on 24 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  21. ^ a b "Enlisted". gamepressure.com. GRY-OnLine S.A. Archived from the original on 3 December 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Enlisted - MMO squad-based shooter". Enlisted. Gaijin Network Ltd. Archived from the original on 4 December 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  24. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 March 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  25. ^ "Gaijin Entertainment Ridiculous Demands". Techdirt.com. Archived from the original on 17 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  26. ^ "overview of lawsuit finale". Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.

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