Wargaming Seattle

Moby ID: 2762

  • Gas Powered Games Corp. (from 1998 to 2013)

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Wargaming Seattle (formerly known as Gas Powered Games) was a development studio founded by Chris Taylor, along with Jake McMahon, Bartosz Kijanka, Mike Biddlecombe and Rick Saenz, coming from Cavedog Entertainment.

Initially, the company focused solely on the RPG Dungeon Siege series, for which the film rights have been sold as well. In February 2007, the company released the real-time strategy game Supreme Commander followed by the action RPG Space Siege in August 2008.

Demigod, a real-time strategy game influenced by the Warcraft III custom map Defense of the Ancients, was released in 2009 and the sequel to Supreme Commander, Supreme Commander 2, in 2010.

For a time, they were working on the fantasy RTS Kings & Castles, which was ultimately never released.

On 14 February 2013, Wargaming.net, Inc. announced to have acquired the company. On 23 May 2018, the company's closure was announced. At that time, the company had employed roughly 150 staff members. Many developers moved on to Crystal Northwest, a new studio established in 2018.

Credited on 9 Games from 2002 to 2011

Age of Empires Online (2011 on Windows)
Supreme Commander 2 (2010 on Windows, Xbox 360, Macintosh...)
Demigod (2009 on Windows)
Space Siege (2008 on Windows)
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance (2007 on Windows, OnLive)
Supreme Commander (2007 on Windows, Xbox 360, OnLive)
Dungeon Siege II (2005 on Windows)
Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna (2003 on Windows)
Dungeon Siege (2002 on Windows, Macintosh)

History +

May 23, 2018

The closure of the studio is announced.

October 29, 2003

Movie production company Boll KG acquires the movie rights to Gas Powered Games' Dungeon Siege

May 1998

Gas Powered Games founded by Chris Taylor.

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Location and contact information in 2009:

Gas Powered Games Corp.
5000 148th Ave NE, #200
Redmond, WA 98052-5135

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