Vanguard Games

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Vanguard Games
IndustryVideo game industry
FateMerged into Force Field
Founded15 September 2010; 8 years ago (2010-09-15)
Defunct14 April 2016 (2016-04-14)

Vanguard Games was a Dutch video game developer based in Amsterdam. Founded by Martin de Ronde and Michiel Mol, through the merger of Karami and W!Games, in September 2010, the company merged with Force Field in April 2016. Vanguard Games is best known for Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike.


On 15 September 2010, Karami, a video game developer founded by Martin de Ronde and Michiel Mol (also founders of developer Guerrilla Games) earlier that year, merged with W!Games, another developer, and formed Vanguard Games.[1][2][3][4]

Vanguard Games developed Gatling Gears, a successor to W!Games-developed Greed Corp, Base Busters, a mobile game, as well as Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike, two spin-offs in the Halo franchise. On 14 April 2016, Vanguard Games merged with Force Field, a virtual reality game developer.[5][6]

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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.