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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)

History +

November 21st, 1997

GameStorm launched.

Trivia +

Company information (1998):


P.O. Box 95

Charlottesville, VA 22902


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