Targem Games

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Targem Games
Industry Interactive entertainment
Founded 2002
Headquarters Yekaterinburg, Russia
Products Hard Truck Apocalypse, Armageddon Riders, GearGrinder, MorphX (Xbox 360)
Website www.targem.ru/en/

Targem Games is a Russian video game developer, based in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Established in 2002, the company has created nine PC games of various genres. The company received several awards at the Russian Game Developer's Conference, including "Best Debut", "Best Game Design" and "Most innovative project".


  • 2002 - The company is founded. The first contract with Buka for the creation of Battle Mages is signed.
  • 2003 - Battle Mages - an original RTS/RPG mix - the very first game of the company is released in Russia. Later the game is localized into several languages including Chinese. The work on add-on and a new big project starts.
  • 2004 - Battle Mages is released in US, Europe and China. The Add-on to Battle Mages named Battle Mages: Sign of darkness is released in Russia.
  • 2005 - Hard Truck Apocalypse is released in Russia under the title Ex Machina and is a success there. Next year the game hits the stores of US[1]
  • 2006 - Hard Truck Apocalypse: Rise of Clans is released.
  • 2007 - ExMachina: Arcade and Day Watch are released in Russia
  • 2008 - The company acquires status of certified Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 developers. The Swarm is released in Russia. GearGrinder is released in Russia.
  • 2009 - for the first time the company is presented at the Game connection Europe.
    • GearGrinder is released world-wide.[2]
    • Clutch is released world-wide. It is a first game of the company that can be bought via Steam.[3]
  • 2011 - Targem games' first downloadable PlayStation 3 game Armageddon Riders was released on 2 June on PSN[4] Targem Games not only developed but also self-published it.
    • In May a chess game entitled Battle vs. Chess developed by Targem games was released in Europe[5]
  • 2012 - Targem games releases its second downloadable game for PlayStation 3 - Planets Under Attack in November.[6] The game is also released on Steam and on XBLA with the help of Topware.[7]


Game Name Release Year Genre
Battle Mages 2003 RTS/RPG
Battle Mages: Sign of darkness 2004 RTS/RPG
Hard Truck Apocalypse[8] 2005 Truck Simulator/Car combat/RPG
Hard Truck Apocalypse: Rise of Clans 2006 Truck Simulator/Car combat/RPG
ExMachina: Arcade 2007 Car combat
Day Watch 2007 Turn based tactics
Sledgehammer/GearGrinder 2008 Racing/Car combat
The Swarm 2008 TPS/Slasher
Clutch 2009 Racing/Car combat
MorphX (Xbox 360) 2010 TPS/Slasher
Insane 2 2011 Off-road Racing
Armageddon Riders (PSN) 2011 Racing/Car combat
Battle vs. Chess 2011 Chess
Planets Under Attack 2012 RTS
BlazeRush 2014 Racing/Car combat
Crossout 2015 Racing/Car combat


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