Blackbird Interactive, Inc.

Moby ID: 24674

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Blackbird Interactive (often abbreviated as BBI) is a private, independent game studio headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The company was founded in 2010. The founders are a team of experienced and successful video game industry veterans including senior Electronic Arts staff and founders of Relic Entertainment.

In 2010 development started with an ambitious sci-fi game entitled Hardware. Inspired by Homeworld, a franchise developed by some of BBI's founders, it was originally planned as a free-to-play real-time strategy game. After Gearbox Software bought the Homeworld IP in 2013, a deal was signed at PAX between Gearbox and BBI to turn Hardware into the next game in the Homeworld franchise and that became Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, released in January 2016. They would also remaster the first two games in the series in 2015, as well as develop a full-blown sequel Homeworld 3, scheduled for 2024.

Their title Hardspace: Shipbreaker was released in 2020 in early access and 2022 as a full product. The licensed RTS CrossFire: Legion also shipped in 2022 to a lukewarm response.

Credited on 6 Games from 2015 to 2023

Minecraft Legends (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
CrossFire: Legion (2022 on Windows)
Hardspace: Shipbreaker (2020 on Windows, Windows Apps, PlayStation 5...)
Minecraft (2017 on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone...)
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak (2016 on Windows, Macintosh)
Homeworld: Remastered Collection (2015 on Windows, Macintosh)

History +

February 10, 2022

Company announces a shift of all projects to 4-day work weeks starting April 2022, following positive employee feedback from a few weeks of a pilot period in two of the projects.

2010

Company founded.

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Contact info (2016) Address: 577 Great Northern Way Vancouver, BC, V5T 1E1

Phone: (604) 424-4355

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