Trendy Entertainment

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Trendy Entertainment Inc.
Formerly called
Trendy Entertainment LLC (2009–2012)
Private
Industry Video game industry
Founded December 14, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-12-14)
Founders
  • Augi Lye
  • Jeremy Stieglitz
Headquarters Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Key people
  • Marco Busse (CEO)
  • Linda Hoyos (CFO)
  • Drew Curby (CBDO)
Website trendyent.com

Trendy Entertainment Inc. is an American independent video game development studio, founded in 2009, by Augi Lye and Jeremy Stieglitz. It is located in Gainesville, Florida.[1] Trendy Entertainment is a developer of Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows, iOS, and Android platform games.

Trendy Entertainment developed the indie title Dungeon Defence in 4 weeks using the Unreal Engine, which was released on February 4, 2010.[2][3] The game formed the basis for Dungeon Defenders, released on October 19, 2011.[4][5]

A 2013 investigation by Kotaku magazine found the company to be a poor employer, citing a sexist work environment that demanded excessive work hours.[6][7][8] The company removed Stieglitz from their upcoming Dungeon Defenders 2 release shortly after.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company information". The Independent Florida Alligator. Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ Schramm, Mike (September 29, 2010). "Dungeon Defenders preview: Defense of the Diablo". Engadget. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ Webster, Andrew (February 24, 2011). "No royalties on Unreal Development Kit until $50,000 in sales". Ars Technica. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ Muir, Bob (August 23, 2011). "Dungeon Defenders finally releases on October 19". Destructoid. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ Hillier, Brenna (August 24, 2011). "Dungeon Defenders gets October 19 release date". VG247. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ Schreier, Jason (June 7, 2013). "Investigation: A Video Game Studio From Hell". Kotaku. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  7. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (June 7, 2013). "Trendy Entertainment exposé claims studio is a harsh, mismanaged, sexist, work envorinment". VG247. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ Frye, Patrick (June 10, 2013). "Trendy Dungeon Defenders 2 Sexism Scandal Shines Light On Game Industry Abuses". Inquisitr.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ Schreier, Jason (October 17, 2013). "The Video Game Studio From Hell: Four Months Later". Kotaku. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ Sinha, Ravi (April 15, 2014). "Former LucasArts President Now CEO at Dungeon Defenders Studio". Gamingbolt.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 

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