Moby ID: 2651
Overview edit · view history
Launched on November 21, 1997, GameStorm was a multiplayer online gaming service. Owned and branded by Kesmai Corporation, the portal featured games from Kesmai and Engage as well as SegaSoft's Heat.net. It also offered a "turnkey solution" for websites interested in hosting online games.
Members of GameStorm were charged a flat fee of $9.95 USD per month for "unlimited access to everything". The co-branded area within GameStorm also featured links to GameSpot, allowing GameStorm members to access additional GameSpot content without having to exit the world of GameStorm.
Monthly events, contests and give-aways were conducted to help promote the service. One of their first such events took place during the month of May 1998 when $1,000 was given away per day to randomly selected members.
GameStorm, along with parent company Kesmai, was sold for $30 million USD to Electronic Arts in 1999, and disbanded in 2001.
Credited on 7 Games from 1998 to 2010
|Perpetuum (2010 on Windows, Macintosh)|
|Starship Troopers: Battlespace (1998 on Windows)|
|USCF Chess (1998 on Windows)|
|Claw (1997 on Windows)|
|Legal Crime (1997 on Windows)|
|Rolemaster: Magestorm (1996 on Windows)|
|WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995 on DOS, Macintosh)|
- November 21st, 1997
Company information (1998):
P.O. Box 95
Charlottesville, VA 22902
- 2 games with Mythic
- 1 game with Monolith Productions, Inc.
- 1 game with Kesmai Corporation
- 1 game with Daybreak Game Company LLC
- 1 game with Epic Games Tools LLC
- 1 game with Byte Enchanters Inc.
- 1 game with Indigo Moon Productions Inc.
- 1 game with Intermetrics, Inc.
- 1 game with Advanced Software Company Tasc BV, The
- 1 game with IHP, Inc.