MachineGames

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ZeniMax Sweden AB
Formerly called
MachineGames Sweden AB (2009–2010)
Subsidiary
Industry Video game industry
Founded 2009; 8 years ago (2009)
Founders
  • Jens Matthies
  • Jerk Gustafsson
  • Fredrik Ljungdahl
  • Jim Kjellin
  • Kjell Emanuelsson
  • Michael Wynne
  • Magnus Högdahl
Headquarters Uppsala, Sweden
Key people
Products Wolfenstein (2014—)
Parent ZeniMax Media
Website www.machinegames.com

ZeniMax Sweden AB (formerly MachineGames Sweden AB), doing business as MachineGames, is a Swedish video game developer based in Uppsala, Sweden. It was founded in 2009 by Jens Matthies, Jerk Gustafsson, Fredrik Ljungdahl, Jim Kjellin, Kjell Emanuelsson, Michael Wynne and Magnus Högdahl, all of which were formerly key members of Starbreeze Studios, with Högdahl also being its founder.[1] The entire team previously worked on The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004) and The Darkness (2007).[2][3]

On 5 November 2010, MachineGames was acquired by Bethesda Softworks' parent company ZeniMax Media, and was renamed ZeniMax Sweden AB.[4] MachineGames developed Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) and its prequel, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (2015), using the id Tech 5 game engine.[5] In 2016, they released an additional episode free for the original Quake in celebration of 20th anniversary for the series.[6][7] At E3 2017 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was announced with a release date of October 27, 2017 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.[8]

Games developed[edit]

Title Year Genre(s) Game engine Platform(s)
Win PS3 PS4 X360 XBO
Wolfenstein: The New Order 2014 id Tech 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood 2015 Yes No Yes No Yes
Quake: Dimension of the Past 2016 First-person shooter Quake engine Yes No No No No
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 2017 id Tech 6 Yes No Yes No Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pitts, Russ (15 May 2014). "Making Wolfenstein: A fight club on top of the world". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Curtis, Tom (4 November 2010). "Report: ZeniMax Acquires Ex-Starbreeze Founder's Studio Machinegames". Gamasutra. UBM TechWeb. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  3. ^ McWhertor, Michael (4 November 2010). "Did The House Of Fallout Just Buy *Another* Studio?". Kotaku Australia. Allure Media. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Gilbert, Ben (5 November 2010). "Machinegames purchased by ZeniMax Media, becomes ZeniMax Sweden". Engadget. AOL Tech. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Makuch, Eddie (7 May 2013). "Wolfenstein: The New Order revealed". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  6. ^ https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/06/24/free-quake/
  7. ^ http://technabob.com/blog/2016/06/27/quake-dopa-20-years-free-download/
  8. ^ McWhertor, Michael (June 12, 2017). "BJ Blazkowicz is back in Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved June 12, 2017. 

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