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Industry Video games
Founded Los Angeles, CA
March, 1994
Founder Jon Goldman
Mark Loughridge
David Vronay
Defunct October 2012
Headquarters 1881 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA, United States
Area served
Key people
Randall Sanborn (Studio Head)
Products See products listing

ImaginEngine was a video game development studio that was based in Los Angeles, California. The studio has shipped nearly 200 titles across major platforms. ImaginEngine is a Foundation 9 Entertainment studio, and is located in Framingham, MA before ImaginEngine is shut down in 2012.

The studio was used to be run by Randall Sanborn. Mat Williams served as Technical Manager and Chris Zirpoli was the Creative Manager.


In 1994, the company was founded by Jon Goldman, Mark Loughridge and David Vronay. Mark and David met at Apple Computer where they both worked in Apple's Advanced Technology Group (ATG). Alan Kay, who also worked in ATG at the time, was an early mentor. Houghton Mifflin was their publishing partner.

In 2003, ImaginEngine merged with Digital Eclipse Software to form Backbone Entertainment.

In 2005, Backbone Entertainment merged with The Collective, Inc. and Pipeworks Software to form Foundation 9 Entertainment.

In 2007, DragonFly Game Design was purchased by ImaginEngine, to make extend its reach further into Serious Games market.

In October 2012, ImaginEngine shut down, likely due to poor sales of their products.


Year Video Game Platform(s)
1994 Awesome Animated Monster Maker PC, Mac OS
1999 Arthur's Kindergarten PC
1999 Tonka Construction 2 PC
1999 Chutes and Ladders PC
2000 Barney: Magical Music PC
2001 JAMDAT Football Cell phones
2002 Blue's Clues: Preschool PC
2002 VeggieTales: The Mystery of Veggie Island PC
2002 Blue's Clues: Kindergarten PC
2002 Jonah: A VeggieTales Game PC
2003 Blue's Clues: Blue Takes You to School PC
2003 Care Bears: Care-a-lot Jamboree PC, Mac OS
2003 Tonka Town PC
2003 Pokémon: Masters Arena PC
2004 Scrabble Cell phones
2004 Care Bears: Let's Have a Ball PC
2004 Dora's Fairytale Adventure PC
2004 The Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown PC, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation 2
2004 My Little Pony: Best Friends Ball PC
2004 The Incredibles: When Danger Calls PC, Mac OS X
2004 Tetris Elements PC, Mac OS
2004 Nicktoons Basketball PC
2005 Hello Kitty: Bubblegum Girlfriends PC, Mac OS
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory PC
2005 Dora the Explorer: Dance to the Rescue PC
2005 Pokemon: Team Turbo PC
2005 Care Bears: Catch-a-Star PC, Mac OS
2006 Playhouse Disney: Preschool Time Online PC, Mac OS
2006 Charlotte's Web: Wilbur and Friends PC
2007 Wedding Dash PC
2007 My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's Party Parade PC
2007 American Girl: Julie Saves the Eagles PC
2008 American Girl: Mia Goes for Great PC
2008 American Girl: Kit - A Tree House of My Own PC
2008 Pinewood Derby PC
2008 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Make the Grade PC, PS2, Wii
2009 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Game Time Xbox 360, Wii
2009 Dora Links PC
2009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel DS, Wii
2010 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Back to School DS, Wii
2010 Haunted House XBLA, Wii, PC
2010 Pictionary DS
2011 Puss in Boots DS
2011 Monster High: Ghoul Spirit DS, Wii
2011 Apples to Apples XBLA, PSN, Facebook, iOS, Android

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