Ivory Tower (company)

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Ivory Tower SASU
Subsidiary
IndustryVideo game industry
FoundedSeptember 2007; 11 years ago (2007-09) in Lyon, France
Founders
  • Ahmed Boukhelifa
  • Stéphane Beley
  • Emmanuel Oualid
Headquarters,
France
Key people
Number of employees
100 (2015)
ParentUbisoft (2015–present)
Websiteivory-tower.fr

Ivory Tower SASU is a French video game developer based in Villeurbanne. The company was founded by three ex-Eden Games employees in September 2007 and acquired by Ubisoft in October 2015. Ivory Tower is the developer of The Crew series, which comprises The Crew (2014) and The Crew 2 (2018).

History[edit]

Ivory Tower was founded in Lyon in September 2007 by Ahmed Boukhelifa, Stéphane Beley and Emmanuel Oualid.[1][2] All three founders were previously employed by Eden Games.[3] Ivory Tower's first game, The Crew, was announced through its publisher, Ubisoft, in June 2013,[4] and released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in December 2014.[5] On 5 October 2015, as The Crew reached 3 million players, Ubisoft announced that they had acquired Ivory Tower for an undisclosed sum.[6][7] At the time, the studio housed 100 employees.[8] Ivory Tower's second game, The Crew 2, was announced by Ubisoft in June 2017,[9] and released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One in June 2018.[10]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
2014 The Crew Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
2018 The Crew 2 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

References[edit]

  1. ^ Long, Neil (27 November 2013). "The Eden project: why The Crew creator Ivory Tower quit Test Drive Unlimited 2 to start all over again". Edge. Archived from the original on 1 December 2013.
  2. ^ Reilly, Luke (5 October 2015). "Ubisoft Acquires The Crew Developer Ivory Tower". ign.com. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Ubisoft acquires Ivory Tower". mcvuk.com. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  4. ^ "The Crew announced at Ubisoft E3 presser - VG247". vg247.com. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  5. ^ "The Crew release date set for December". eurogamer.net. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  6. ^ Makuch, Eddie (5 October 2015). "The Crew Reaches 3 Million Players, Ubisoft Acquires Developer". gamespot.com. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Ubisoft acquires Ivory Tower studio". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Ubisoft buys The Crew developer Ivory Tower". eurogamer.net. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  9. ^ "E3 2017: Ubisoft Shows Off The Crew 2". Shacknews. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  10. ^ "The Crew 2 Once Again Erases My Home State From History". USgamer.net. Retrieved 7 July 2018.

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