BreakAway Games Ltd.

Moby ID: 2511

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BreakAway designs and develops entertainment, military and medical games with particular expertise in strategy, sports and historical simulations for all platforms. It was founded in 1998, and is located in the state of Maryland, USA.

Led by industry veteran Douglas Whatley, BreakAway includes core development teams from OT Sports, MicroProse Software, Avalon Hill and TalonSoft.

The company has had long-term relationships with several major publishers, and has produced products for Hasbro, Disney, ABC Sports, MicroProse, Impressions Games, Firaxis and EA Los Angeles, among others. BreakAway's proprietary software model is in use at the Army War College, Naval War College, and The Joint Chiefs Office of Net Assessment.

In approximately 2007 the company removed the word "games" from its name and now refers to itself as BreakAway, Ltd.

In May 2008 BreakAway signed a license agreement with the Texas A&M University System for the exclusive, worldwide rights to Pulse!! - the Virtual Clinical Learning Lab. The agreement grants BreakAway the rights to further develop and market the virtual learning platform and its accompanying technology portfolio, including the hardware engines, software, simulation models and developer tools that power the platform. The first application of the Pulse!! technology will be to develop a dental implant training simulation to better train dental students in decision making protocol and clinical skills needed for dental implant procedures.

Credited on 9 Games from 1999 to 2023

Pharaoh: A New Era (2023 on Windows)
Incident Commander (2020 on Macintosh, Windows)
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath (2008 on Xbox 360, Xbox One)
A Force More Powerful: The Game of Nonviolent Strategy (2006 on Windows)
Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom (2002 on Windows)
Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Victory (2002 on Windows)
Tropico: Mucho Macho Edition (2002 on Windows, Macintosh)
Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle (2001 on Windows)
Sid Meier's Antietam! (1999 on Windows)

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September 13, 2004

BreakAway announces plans for a new development studio in Austin, Texas; to be headed by Mike McShaffry.


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Contact information:

BreakAway, Ltd.

10600 York Road · Suite 200
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Phone: 410-683-1702 · Fax: 410-683-1706

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