Gaijin Entertainment

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This article is about the Russian video game developer. It is not to be confused with the American video game developer formerly known as Gaijin Games.
Gaijin Entertainment
Privately held company
Industry Video game industry
Founded Moscow, Russian Federation (2002 (2002))
Headquarters Moscow, Russian Federation
Products Video games
Number of employees
150+[1]
Website gaijinent.com

Gaijin Entertainment is a Russian video game development company established in 2002.[1] It is the largest independent video games developer in Russia, known for War Thunder.

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 Release Year Description Platforms
Adrenaline 2005[2] "Adrenaline is a game that successfully blends the genres of thrilling adrenaline-pumping racing and an economic management sim."[2] PC[2]
Anarchy: Rush Hour 2010[3] Arcade racing game. PlayStation 3
Apache: Air Assault 2010 "Apache: Air Assault is a combat flight simulation game based on the Apache AH-64D Longbow attack helicopter."[4] PC, XBOX 360, PS3[4]
Blades of Time 2012 Spiritual successor of X-Blades, introducing a darker setting and more realistic tone. XBOX 360, PS3[5]
Birds of Steel 2012 World War 2 combat flight simulator.[6] XBOX 360, PS3[6]
Braveheart 2010[7] "Braveheart is a dynamic action / role-playing game with a unique combat system." iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.[7]
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey' 2009 World War 2 combat flight simulator.[8] XBOX 360, PS3
Modern Conflict 2010[9] Mobile real time strategy game.[9] iPhone, iPad, and Android.
Skydive: Proximity Flight 2013[10] Wingsuit simulator. PS3[10]
Star Conflict 2012 Space flight simulator MMO.[11] PC, Mac, Linux[11]
War Thunder 2012 A World War 2 and Korean War-era flight and ground vehicle simulator MMO.[12] PS4, PC, Mac, Linux, Shield Android TV[12]
X-Blades 2007 Fantasy game.[13] XBOX 360, PS3, PC[13]
Crossout In Development A vehicular combat MMO currently in closed beta.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16]

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.[17] The lawsuit was settled in November 2013.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About". Gaijin Entertainment. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Adrenaline". Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Adrenaline: Rush Hour". Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "THE GAME". Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ "About game". Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "The game". Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Game info". Gaijin Entertainment. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "IL-2 STURMOVIK: BIRDS OF PREY". 1C Publishing. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Modern Conflict". Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Skydive: Proximity Flight". Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Star Conflict". Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "War Thunder". Gaijin Entertainment. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "X-Blades". Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  14. ^ Farokhmanesh, Megan (May 20, 2015). "War Thunder dev announces 'Motorstorm meets Mad Max: Fury Road' MMO Crossout". Polygon. Retrieved May 20, 2015. 
  15. ^ https://gaijin.ru/en/about/
  16. ^ http://www.mobygames.com/game-group/3d-engine-dagor-engine
  17. ^ "Gaijin Entertainment Ridiculous Demands". Techdirt.com. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  18. ^ overview of lawsuit finale

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