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Moby ID: 2032

  • Wargaming West (from 2013-01-29 to 2014-01)
  • Day:1:Studios, LLC (from 2001 to 2013-01-29)
  • Meyer Glass Interactive Ltd. (from 1997 to 2001)

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Wargaming West is a US development studio originally founded as Meyer/Glass Interactive (sometimes abbreviated M/GI) 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 successful franchise for the company, and proved useful to Microsoft in promoting their Xbox Live service as the game was bundled with subscriptions for some time.

In 2008, the company reported having 135+ engineers, designers and artists.

They announced in February 2012 to be working on a new mech game Reign of Thunder, which was presumably cancelled.

On 29th January 2013 Wargaming.net announced the acquisition of the company for $20 million. It was renamed Wargaming West.

Credited on 13 Games from 1998 to 2015

World of Tanks (2015 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5)
World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition (2014 on Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series)
F.3.A.R. (2011 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Fracture (2008 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
F.E.A.R. Files (2007 on Xbox 360)
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (2005 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf (2004 on Xbox)
MechAssault (2002 on Xbox)
Atari Revival (2002 on Windows)
Battleship: Surface Thunder (2000 on Windows)
Missile Command (1999 on Windows, PlayStation, PSP...)
Avalon Hill's Diplomacy (1999 on Windows)
Axis & Allies (1998 on Windows)

History +


Meyer/Glass Interactive sold and became Day:1:Studios


Meyer/Glass Interactive division founded

Trivia +

The Meyer/Glass Interactive website was formerly located at www.mgigames.com

Location and contact information (2008):

Day 1 Studios

651 West Washington Blvd, 6th Floor

Chicago, Illinois 60661

Company phone: 312-258-0500

Company Fax: 312-258-0600

Contact: Tiffani Waters, Recruiter

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