Hidden Path Entertainment

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dry Hidden Path Entertainment, Inc.
IndustryVideo games
FoundedBellevue, Washington, U.S. (2006)
FounderMichael Austin, Jim Garbarini, Dave McCoy, Jeff Pobst, and Mark Terrano
Area served
ProductsDefense Grid: The Awakening
Counter-Strike: Source
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Age of Empires II HD
Number of employees

Hidden Path Entertainment is an American video game development company based in Bellevue, Washington, United States. It was founded in 2006 by Michael Austin, Jim Garbarini, Dave McCoy, Jeff Pobst, and Mark Terrano. In 2008, Hidden Path released its first original title, Defense Grid: The Awakening on PC and in 2009 on Xbox. A downloadable title, Defense Grid garnered high acclaim with its twist on tower defense and has sold over half a million units since its release. In 2009, Hidden Path began working with Valve to update and maintain Counter-Strike: Source, first released in 2004.

Hidden Path worked with Valve developing the latest entry in the Counter-Strike franchise, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. CS:GO debuted at PAX Prime 2011 and released on August 21, 2012. CS:GO is available for Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network), and Xbox 360 (Xbox Live Arcade).[1]

Continuing the company's trend of revisiting older series, Hidden Path released Age of Empires II: HD Edition on Valve's Steam platform in 2013, which serves as an updated version of Age of Empires II, released in 1999 by Ensemble Studios and Microsoft. In addition to updating the graphics and multiplayer capabilities of the base game and its original expansion, Hidden Path paved the way for a new expansion after 14 years called The Forgotten.

According to Valve, the reason they are often collaborating with Hidden Path Entertainment is that they have known them for a while and their offices are "right around the corner". Hidden Path has also contributed model work on Left 4 Dead 2.[2] They also collaborated with Valve on the You Monster! expansion pack for Defense Grid which features the character GLaDOS from the Portal video game series.

List of video games[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
2008 Defense Grid: The Awakening No Yes Yes No No Yes No No
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
2013 Age of Empires II: HD Edition No No Yes No No No No No
Cancelled[3] Windborne No No Yes No No No No No
2014 Defense Grid 2 Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Cancelled Chroma[4] Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
2018 Brass Tactics: Arena[5] No No Yes No No No No No
2018 Brass Tactics[6] No No Yes No No No No No
2019 Racoon Lagoon[7] No No Yes No No No No No


  1. ^ Makuch, Eddie (12 August 2011). "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive firing up early 2012". GameSpot. CBS Interactive Inc. Archived from the original on 22 October 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Interview with Chet Faliszek".
  3. ^ "Windborne Cancellation". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Chroma Announce Trailer". Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Brass Tactics: Arena". Oculus.
  6. ^ "Brass Tactics". Oculus.
  7. ^ "Racoon Lagoon". Oculus.

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