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MachineGames Sweden AB
IndustryVideo game industry
Founded2009; 10 years ago (2009)
  • Jens Matthies
  • Jerk Gustafsson
  • Fredrik Ljungdahl
  • Jim Kjellin
  • Kjell Emanuelsson
  • Michael Wynne
  • Magnus Högdahl
Key people
ProductsWolfenstein (2014–present)
ParentZeniMax Media (2010–present)

MachineGames Sweden AB is a Swedish video game developer based in Uppsala.


MachineGames 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 reported to have been renamed ZeniMax Sweden AB.[4] MachineGames developed Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) and its prequel, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (2015).[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 27 October 2017 for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.[8] Machine Games is developing Wolfenstein: Youngblood, the follow-up to The New Colossus with a focus on cooperative gameplay, scheduled to release in 2019, as well as Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, a virtual reality game.[9][10]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Genre(s) Platform(s)
Win PS3 PS4 X360 XONE NS
2014 Wolfenstein: The New Order Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
2015 Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Yes No Yes No Yes No
2016 Quake: Dimension of the Past First-person shooter Yes No No No No No
2017 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • First-person shooter
  • Action-adventure
Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
2019 Wolfenstein: Youngblood (Co-developed with Arkane Studios) Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
2019 Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot (Co-developed with Arkane Studios) First-person shooter Yes No Yes No No No


  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. ^ Meer, Alec (24 June 2016). "Um, There's A New, Official Quake 1 Episode Out".
  7. ^ "Quake Dimensions of the Past Celebrates 20 Years... and It's Free! - Technabob". 27 June 2016.
  8. ^ McWhertor, Michael (12 June 2017). "BJ Blazkowicz is back in Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  9. ^ Gill, Patrick (12 June 2018). "What do we know about Wolfenstein Youngblood?". Polygon.
  10. ^ McWhertor, Michael (12 August 2018). "Prey and Wolfenstein take two very different approaches in VR spinoffs". Polygon.

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