|Privately held company|
|Industry||Video game industry|
|Founded||February 6, 1997|
Number of employees
Wargaming West Corporation (formerly Meyer/Glass Interactive, L.L.C. and Day 1 Studios, LLC), doing business as Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore is an American game developer that operates in Chicago, Illinois and Hunt Valley, Maryland.
They worked in tandem with developer FASA Interactive to create their first two games MechAssault, which Microsoft used to promote their Xbox Live service, and MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf. They worked with Monolith Productions to make the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 console ports of F.E.A.R..
In 2006, they signed a deal with LucasArts to develop the science fiction video game Fracture. It had mixed reviews by the gaming press. In 2010, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that they would be developing the third installment in the F.E.A.R. franchise entitled F.E.A.R. 3, first announced using the title F.3.A.R., which was later confirmed as just for advertising. When their subsequent project with Konami was cancelled, however, around 100 employees (the vast majority of the team working on that project) were laid off. The remaining team members moved forward with development on the free-to-play mech game Reign of Thunder.
On January 29, 2013 it was announced that Wargaming, the creator of World of Tanks, acquired Day 1 Studios for $20 million and rebranded it Wargaming West. The acquisition included the rights to Reign of Thunder, the status of which is currently under consideration.
As Meyer/Glass Interactive
|1998||Axis & Allies||No||No|
|1999||Axis & Allies: Iron Blitz||No||No|
|1999||Avalon Hill's Diplomacy||Yes||No|
|2000||Battleship: Surface Thunder||Yes||No|
As Day 1 Studios
|2004||MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf||No||No||Yes||No|
|TBA||Reign of Thunder||No||Yes||No||No|
As Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore
|2014||World of Tanks||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
Cancelled video games
- December 2, 2011 2:45PM PST (2011-06-21). "Day 1 Studios loses Konami publishing deal". GameSpot.com. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
- "Day 1 Studios Announces Mech Combat Game Reign of Thunder". Gametestlab.com. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
- "News – Wargaming's surprise acquisition: F.E.A.R. 3's dev Day 1 for $20M". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
- "Wargaming West". Wargaming West. 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
- "World of Tanks developers talking with Day 1 about Reign of Thunder mech game". Polygon. 2013-02-12. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
- Interview with company president Denny Thorley
- Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore at AllGame
- Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore on IMDbPro (subscription required)
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