Sandlot Games

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Sandlot Games Corporation
Sandlot Games®
Industry Online/Casual Games Developer/Publisher/Distributor
Successor UpTap Games
Founded Washington (2002)
Founder Daniel Bernstein
Defunct May 2012 (May 2012)
Headquarters Bothell, Washington, United States
Key people
Daniel Bernstein (founder & CEO)
Products Games
Parent Digital Chocolate
Slogan Play in Our Neighborhood®

Sandlot Games is a developer and publisher of casual and family-friendly games based in Bothell, Washington, United States. It was founded in 2002 by Daniel Bernstein, a veteran of the casual gaming industry, whose experience spans from game development to content strategy at WildTangent, Monolith Productions, and Kesmai Studios.

To date, the Sandlot Games portfolio consists of popular franchises like Cake Mania, Westward, Kuros, Super Granny, and Tradewinds. Although most of its products are downloadable PC games, it offers other titles for Mac, iPhone, iPod, Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP.

In August 2011, Sandlot Games was acquired by Digital Chocolate[1] and is now a fully owned subsidiary.

In May 2012, Sandlot Games was part of the companies shut down by Digital Chocolate.[citation needed] As of now, the owner of the brand and trademarks of Sandlot Games and its games are unclear.[2][better source needed]

Distribution channels[edit]

On January 7, 2009, Intenium, Germany's leading distributor of casual games, announced that it entered into a distribution partnership with Sandlot Games.[3] A total of 12 titles from Sandlot Games launched to several European regions including France, Germany, Britain, and Benelux.

In July 2009, Sandlot Games entered into a distribution partnership with Steam, Valve's digital distribution platform. Its games were part of Steam's foray into a family games category.[4]


  • "Best Casual Game of the Year 2006: Cake Mania" by
  • "Best of 2008: Best Use of Accelerometer - Snail Mail" by IGN
  • "Most Successful Developer/Publisher 2006" (2nd Place) by
  • "Longest Run in Top 10 2006: Cake Mania" by
  • "Casual Game of the Year 2006: Cake Mania" by Yahoo! Games.


Since its inception in 2002, Sandlot Games has developed and published the following games:


  1. ^ "Digital Chocolate Acquires Highly-Respected Sandlot Games". Business Wire. August 15, 2011. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Any Chances of Reviving?". Sandloters Forum. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ "INTENIUM announces cooperation with Sandlot Games". Intenium. January 7, 2009. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Valve And Sandlot Games Announce Steam Distribution Agreement". PRWeb. July 17, 2009. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 

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