Magic Pixel Games

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Magic Pixel Games
Private (LLC)
IndustryVideo game industry
PredecessorEA Los Angeles
FoundedMay 2010
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California, United States
Key people
Jeff Dixon, William Farquhar, Sean Hyde-Moyer, Stephen Riesenberger, Michael Seegers, Mark Tsai, Aaron Habibipour
ProductsCarnival Island
Number of employees

Magic Pixel Games is an American video game development company founded by key members of the Boom Blox team from Electronic Arts' Los Angeles studio.[1]


Magic Pixel Games was founded by six members of the Boom Blox team after "routine layoffs" from Electronic Arts' Los Angeles studio in March 2010.[2] The company announced its formation on June 2, 2011 after adding other industry veterans from THQ and Activision to its staff.[1]

Magic Pixel's first title, Carnival Island, was announced three days later at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011,[3] based heavily on the team's prior experience with motion-controlled games.[4]

Magic Pixel's first mobile title, Stick to It, was a character-based physics-puzzler released in 2012 for iOS. In 2014, Magic Pixel partnered with Tapzen and released This Means WAR! for iOS, with the Android version coming out in Q3 of 2014. Also coming out in 2014 is Outcast Odyssey, published by Bandai Namco Games.

On January 12, 2015, both TapZen and Magic Pixel Games were acquired by Kabam.[5]


Title Genre Release
Carnival Island[6] Party game 2011
Stick to It![7] Platform game 2013
This Means WAR![8] Strategy Game 2014
Outcast Odyssey Trading Card Game 2014


  1. ^ a b "Former Boom Blox Devs Form Magic Pixel Games". Gamasutra. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2011-12-22.
  2. ^ "Small Number Of Boom Blox Devs Laid Off At EA". Gamasutra. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2011-12-22.
  3. ^ Mark Tsai (June 15, 2011). "E3 Replay: Roll, Throw, Flip and Toss in Carnival Island with PS Move". PlayStation.Blog. Retrieved December 22, 2011.
  4. ^ "Interview: Finding The Fun With Each Type Of Motion Controller". Gamasutra. 2011-08-02. Retrieved 2011-12-22.
  5. ^ "Kabam acquires two mobile game studios as it gathers more top talent".
  6. ^ "Carnival Island". SCE Santa Monica Studio. Retrieved 2011-12-22.
  7. ^ "Stick to It". Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  8. ^ "This Means WAR!". Retrieved 2014-06-30.

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