Wizarbox

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Wizarbox
IndustryVideo game industry
HeadquartersSèvres, France
ProductsGraphic adventure games
Websitewww.wizarbox.com

Wizarbox is a video game developer based in Sèvres, France southwest of Paris. They are notable for their graphic adventure games developed by industry veterans, such as the So Blonde series by Steve Ince (lead designer of Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon) and Gray Matter by Jane Jensen (lead designer of the Gabriel Knight series). The company declared bankruptcy in December 2012 and was placed in receivership by a French court.[1] Interaction-Games later acquired Wizarbox.[2]

Background[edit]

Wizarbox had been porting video games by other companies to consoles since 2002's Arx Fatalis.[3] In 2007, they released their first in-house developed video game, So Blonde, written and designed by industry veteran Steve Ince.[4] The success of So Blonde[5] led to the development of So Blonde: Back to the Island, an alternate reality scenario set during the events of the original game,[6] and the spin-off Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle.[7] After the troubled development of Gray Matter by Jane Jensen, they took over development of the title and released it in 2010.[8]

Recognition[edit]

So Blonde was nominated for "best video game script" at the 2008 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gray Matter Studio Wizarbox Declares Bankruptcy". VG247. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.ludovia.com/2013/03/interaction-games-rachete-wizarbox/
  3. ^ "Adventure is not dead: Wizarbox on point and click". Destructoid. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Anaconda goes, like, So Blonde". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  5. ^ "So Blonde". MCV. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  6. ^ "So Blonde: Back to the Island review". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle Heading to PS3, PC, Nintendo Wii and DS in February 2012". Just Adventure. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Jane Jensen's Gray Matter Out, Costs €∞". Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  9. ^ "So Blonde: Steve Ince Nominated for Writers' Guild Awards". IGN. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  10. ^ "R.A.W: Realms of Ancient War on MobyGames". MobyGames. Retrieved 24 May 2016.