(sometimes abbreviated M/GI) was founded in 1997 by Steven Meyer
as a division of Meyer/Glass Design, one of the most prolific toy invention design firms in the industry. The division was created to develop games for the Xbox, Sony PlayStation, and PC gaming platforms and their two studios were located in Chicago, Illinois, and Hunt Valley, Maryland.
Mr. Meyer sold the M/GI division in 2001 to industry veterans Denny Thorley
, Mike McDonald
, and T. J. Wagner
who renamed it Day 1 Studios
. The new independent company kept the two existing studios and added another location in Seattle, Washington.
Day 1 Studios' first project was MechAssault
, which became a very successful franchise for the company, and proved useful to Microsoft in promoting their Xbox Live service (the game was bundled with subscriptions for some time).
In 2008, the company reported having 135+ engineers, designers and artists.
Also Known As
- Meyer/Glass Interactive (from 1997 to 2001)
The Meyer/Glass Interactive website was formerly located at www.mgigames.com