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Findev Inc.
Traded as TSX-VTNG
Industry Video games
Founded 2001
Founders Gavriel State
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Denis Ensing, CEO
Revenue Increase $2 million USD
Decrease $0.25 million USD
Decrease $0.5 million USD

Findev Inc. (formerly TransGaming Inc.) is a company specialized in Smart TV gaming. The company has its head office in Toronto and offices in Tel Aviv and Kiev. It was founded by Gavriel State, who ran the Linux product division at the Corel Corporation. The current CEO is Dennis Ensing, who took over from Vikas Gupta, who is now Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. TransGaming's Graphics and Portability Group was acquired by NVIDIA in 2015, paving way to NVIDIA's first office in Canada, located in Toronto. As a result of this, TransGaming is now focussed on its GameTree TV service.



Cider was a technology marketed towards developers that allows Windows games to run on Mac OS X. It shared much of the same core technology as Cedega but was designed for video game designers and publishers. Like Cedega, Cider was a proprietary fork of Wine.

At the 2007 World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC07), Electronic Arts announced their return to the Mac, publishing various titles simultaneously on both PCs and Macs, using Cider on the Mac.[1]

In a newsletter dated 2007-11-13, the company announced that Cider's improvements will be merging back into Cedega.[2]

GameTree Linux[edit]

GameTree Linux was a developer program dedicated to the further development of Cedega, which is a compatibility layer for running Microsoft Windows games on Linux.There are games that run on Cedega but not on Wine, and games that run on Wine but not Cedega. Users that want to play a specific game usually look for it on the games databases available on the web.[3][4]

GameTree Mac[edit] was launched in Beta, March 2008, with a focus to offer the Mac gaming community an online retail distribution point for published Mac titles. GameTreeMac was shut down on August 15, 2015.


SwiftShader is an advanced software renderer with Direct3D 8/9 class features, including shaders. SwiftShader was sold to Google in 2015 for $1.25 million USD.[5]


In 2009 TransGaming launched a game development studio. Their first product was Armin van Buuren – In The Mix for the Nintendo Wii console. In November 2010, a new game was announced, entitled Garage Inc..

GameTree TV[edit]

In 2010 Transgaming launched their new app, GameTree TV, a cloud-based, on-demand entertainment platform for Smart TV. In 2012 Transgaming acquired the connected TV division of Oberon Media and integrated them into their GameTree TV platform.[6]

Digital rights management (DRM)[edit]

In a press release dated 2008-08-20, TransGaming announced that they "will utilize Sony DADC's SecuROM digital rights management (DRM) solution for all video game titles enabled through TransGaming's Cider portability engine for Mac games." TransGaming's use of SecuROM is notable because of the company's decision to use SecuROM technology for all Mac games enabled through Cider, irrespective of distribution channel (download vs. retail) and whether SecuROM was used for a game's Windows PC release.[7][8]


  1. ^ AppleInsider | EA's new Mac games will demand Intel-based systems
  2. ^ "The Den" (Members only). Cedega. TransGaming. Retrieved 2009-01-04. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Wine Application Database". Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  4. ^ "GameTree Linux Wiki". Cedega. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ "TransGaming acquires Oberon Media’s TV games division for $7M". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  7. ^ "Cider-powered games to get SecuROM DRM". Develop Magazine. 2008-08-22. Retrieved September 6, 2008. 
  8. ^ "TransGaming Adds SecuROM To Ciderized Titles". Inside Mac Games. 2008-08-21. Retrieved September 6, 2008. 

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