Indie Built

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Indie Built, Inc.
Formerly
  • Access Software, Inc. (1982–1999)
  • Salt Lake Games Studio (1999–2003)
  • Indie Studios (2003–2004)
Subsidiary
IndustryVideo game industry
FateDissolved
FoundedOctober 1982; 36 years ago (1982-10)
Founders
DefunctMay 1, 2006 (2006-05-01)
HeadquartersSalt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Key people
Steven D. ZoBell (President)
Parent

Indie Built, Inc. (formerly Access Software, Inc.) was an American video game developer based in Salt Lake City, Utah.[1] The company was founded in October 1982 by Bruce Carver and Chris Jones.[2] On April 19, 1999, Access Software was acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed sum, and was renamed Salt Lake Games Studio.[3][4] In 2003, Microsoft transition Salt Like Games Studio into their Microsoft Game Studios division, where it was renamed Indie Studios. Also in 2003, Carver left Indie Studios to pursue new interests.[2] He later died from cancer on December 28, 2005.[2]

Following financial issues at Microsoft Game Studios, Indie Studios was announced to have been acquired by Take-Two Interactive on December 16, 2004, and was renamed Indie Built.[5][6][7] On January 25, 2005, Take-Two Interactive announced the opening of publishing label 2K Sports, which would henceforth manage their development studios for sports games, including Indie Built.[8] On May 1, 2006, 2K Sports announced that they had closed down Indie Built.[9][10] The move was reasoned by poor financial results from Take-Two Interactive's preceding fiscal year.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retro Gamer Team (December 4, 2013). "Access Software". Retro Gamer. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Carless, Simon (January 5, 2006). "Obituary: Access Software Founder Bruce Carver". Gamasutra. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  3. ^ JB (April 19, 1999). "Microsoft Buys Access". IGN. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Rogers, Dan Lee (March 3, 2004). "The End Game: How Top Developers Sold Their Studios - Part One". Gamasutra. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Feldman, Curt (December 16, 2004). "Take-Two helps Microsoft get out of sports game". GameSpot. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  6. ^ GamesIndustry International (December 17, 2004). "Microsoft sells off sports game studio to Take Two". Eurogamer. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  7. ^ Adams, David (December 17, 2004). "Take-Two Picks Up Amped Team". IGN. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  8. ^ Jenkins, David (January 25, 2005). "Take-Two Acquires Visual Concepts, Announces 2K Games Brand". Gamasutra. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  9. ^ Hatfield, Daemon (May 1, 2006). "Take-Two Closes Indie Built". IGN. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  10. ^ Sinclair, Brendan (May 1, 2006). "Indie Built corporately dismantled". GameSpot. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  11. ^ Loughrey, Paul (May 2, 2006). "Take 2 forced to shut internal development studio". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  12. ^ Grant, Christopher (May 3, 2006). "Take-Two shutters Indie Built dev studio". Engadget. Retrieved February 4, 2018.