Force Field (company)

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Force Field
Formerly called
  • Woedend! Games (2005–07)
  • W!Games (2007–10)
  • Vanguard Entertainment Group (2010–16)
Industry Video game industry
Founded February 2005; 12 years ago (2005-02)
Founder Bas van Berkestijn
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Area served
Key people
  • Arthur Houtman (CEO)
  • Maarten Elshove (CFO)
  • Martin de Ronde (CCO)
Number of employees
50 (2016)

Force Field VR (formerly Woedend! Games, W!Games, and Vanguard Entertainment Group, which traded as Vanguard Games), doing business as Force Field, is a Dutch video game developer based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded by Bas van Berkestijn in February 2005 as Woedend! Games, a division of Dutch media company Woedend! Communicatiedingen. In 2007, the company was renamed W!Games, and would developed My Horse & Me and Greed Corp.

On 15 September 2010, the company merged with Karami, a game developer founded by Arthur Houtman and Martin de Ronde (founders of Guerrilla Games) in 2010, and became Vanguard Entertainment Group, trading as Vanguard Games.[1][2][3][4] The new company went to develop Greed Corp successor Gatling Gears, mobile game Base Busters, and Halo spin-offs Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike.

On 14 April 2016, Vanguard Games merged with Force Field, a virtual reality game developer founded by Maarten Elshove and Michiel Mol in 2016, to become Force Field VR (trading as Force Field), a developer specializing in virtual reality and augmented reality experiences.[5][6] The company is currently developing Landfall for Oculus Rift head-mounted displays.

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  1. ^ Martin, Matt (15 September 2010). "Guerrilla founders form Vanguard Entertainment". Gamer Network. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (16 September 2010). "Guerrilla co-founders de Ronde and Mol form Vanguard Entertainment". VG247. Videogaming247. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Graft, Kris (15 September 2010). "Guerrilla Games Co-Founders Form Vanguard". Gamasutra. UBM TechWeb. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  4. ^ McElroy, Griffin (16 September 2010). "Guerrilla co-founders form Vanguard Entertainment". Engadget. AOL Tech. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  5. ^ Carbotte, Kevin (14 April 2016). "Vanguard Games Merges With Force Field VR, Creates Studio Exclusively For VR And AR Games". Tom's Hardware. Purch Group. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Weber, Rachel (14 April 2016). "Force Field and Vanguard Games merge". Gamer Network. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 

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