ArenaNet, LLC

Moby ID: 6354

  • Triforge, Inc. (from 2000-03-07 to 2000-03-31)

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ArenaNet, located in Bellevue, Washington, and originally established as Triforge, Inc. in March, 2000, is a game development company founded by ex-Blizzard employees Pat Wyatt, Mike O'Brien and Jeff Strain. They developed the prestigious game network as well as hit games like StarCraft, Diablo and Warcraft. The name was changed to ArenaNet in August, 2000 and NCsoft Corporation acquired the company in December 2002. ArenaNet is a wholly-owned subsidary of NCsoft.

Credited on 8 Games from 2005 to 2023

Guild Wars 2 (2012 on Windows, Macintosh)
Guild Wars: PvP Access Kit (2008 on Windows)
Guild Wars: Nightfall (2006 on Windows)
Guild Wars: Nightfall (PvP Edition) (2006 on Windows)
Guild Wars: Factions (PvP Edition) (2006 on Windows)
Guild Wars: Prophecies (PvP Edition) (2006 on Windows)
Guild Wars: Factions (2006 on Windows)
Guild Wars (2005 on Windows)

History +

September 10, 2008

NCsoft Corporation announces to consolidate ArenaNet, along with the US and European NCsoft subsidiaries NCsoft Austin, NC Interactive, and NCsoft Europe Ltd. under a single label, NCsoft West. Lay-offs from the US office are expected.

December 11, 2002

Company acquired by NCsoft Corporation.

August 1, 2000

The company name is changed from Triforge, Inc. to ArenaNet to reflect the focus on multiplayer games for the internet.

March 7, 2000

Company founded as Triforge, Inc. by ex-Blizzard Pat Wyatt, Mike O'Brien and Jeff Strain.

Trivia +

In issue 01/2013 of the German magazine PC Games, the company received the award "#2 Developer of the Year 2012" through reader vote.

Company address (2009):

ArenaNet, LLC

227 Bellevue Way NE #75

Bellevue, WA 98004


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