N3V Games Pty Ltd.

Overview

N3V Games is a game development and publishing company based in Helensvale, Australia. The company was initially founded as n3vrf41l Publishing in 2005 by Graham Edelsten and Tony Hilliam and it was announced in May 2006. It was established by the directors of Auran Games Pty Ltd. as a separate company so Auran could focus entirely on game development. Graham Edelsten was also one of Auran's co-founders. Initially n3vrf41l focused on publishing and distributing games in Australia. The company published games by companies such as JoWooD Entertainment AG, Paradox Interactive AB and Monte Cristo Multimedia, but they also licensed titles from Auran such as the Trainz games and the eventually abandoned social project The Hive.

On 17th December 2007 Auran Games went into voluntary administration after the release of the MMO Fury and a majority of the staff was laid off, except for a small group to continue work on the Trainz series. Eventually Auran became a subsidiary of n3vrf41l. Around 2009 the name was changed to N3V Games and with the acquisition of the Trainz franchise the company started development activities, such as the creation of Trainz Simulator 12 and bringing the series to mobile devices. Publishing activities for third-party titles were scaled back.

In addition the studio started releasing games for mobile devices based on new franchises in 2011 with titles such as Dead on Arrival, Dojo Madness, Plankā€™d and Heist: The Score.

Also Known As

  • n3vrf41l Publishing (from 2005 to 2009)

Games

Dead on Arrival(2011)
ProTrain Perfect 2(2010)
Hearts of Iron III(2009)
Killing Floor(2009)
Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim(2009)
East India Company(2009)
Europa Universalis: Rome(2009)
Trainz Simulator 2009: World Builder Edition(2009)
Simulation 3 Pack(2009)
Giant 3 Pack(2009)
Trainz Simulator 2010: Engineers Edition(2009)
LifeSigns: Surgical Unit(2008)
Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods(2008)
Big Rig Europe(2008)
Bus Driver(2008)
WorldShift(2008)
Railroad Lines(2008)
Arena Wars Reloaded(2008)
Ship Simulator 2008 Add-on: New Horizons(2008)
Trainz Classics: Railroad Simulation - Third Edition(2008)
Seven Kingdoms: Conquest(2008)
ObsCure: The Aftermath(2008)
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None(2008)
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun(2008)
City Life(2008)
Sins of a Solar Empire(2008)
Silverfall: Earth Awakening(2008)
Spaceforce: Captains(2008)
Gothic Universe(2008)
Painkiller: Overdose(2008)
Guild: Universe, The(2008)
Trainz Routes Volume 4(2007)
Trainz Routes Volume 3(2007)
Trainz: The Complete Collection(2007)
Ship Simulator 2008(2007)
My Little Flufties(2007)
Sam & Max: Season One(2007)
Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas, The(2007)
Ugly Prince Duckling, The(2007)
Frontline: Fields of Thunder (2007)
SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm(2007)
Official Ship Simulator 2006 Add-On, The(2007)
Silverfall(2007)
1701 A.D.(2007)
Galactic Civilizations II: Gold Edition(2007)
Trainz: Driver Edition(2007)

Trivia

The company website was located at http://www.n3vrf41l.com/

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