ArenaNet, located in Seattle, Washington, and originally established as Triforge, Inc. in March, 2000, is a game development company founded by ex-Blizzard
employees Pat Wyatt
, Mike O'Brien
and Jeff Strain
. They developed the prestigious game network Battle.net as well as hit games like StarCraft
. The name was changed to ArenaNet in August, 2000 and NCsoft Corporation
acquired the company in December 2002. The internal NCsoft name is now NC Seattle, a wholly-owned subsidiary. NC Seattle also is a division of NCsoft - North America
ArenaNet creates a state-of-the-art, interactive game network and will design and publish premier multiplayer online games for a wide range of game players. They distribute their games via a variety of convenient means, including normal retail outlets and Internet distribution. Upon purchase of the game, players will be able to use their account from any computer, anywhere in the world, simply by connecting to the ArenaNet servers.
Also Known As
- Triforge, Inc. (from Mar 07, 2000 to Mar 31, 2000)
- NC Seattle (from Dec, 2002 to present) -- Internal NCsoft company name
Company address (2009):ArenaNet, Inc.
227 Bellevue Way NE #75
Bellevue, WA 98004