Certain Affinity (CA) was founded in 2006 in Austin, Texas. The company’s 120 full-time employees (as of 2016) include veterans from dozens of successful game studios. Max Hoberman, CA’s founder, serves as President and Creative Director. A 10-year veteran of Bungie, Max was one of the key people responsible for the success of the Halo franchise, having led efforts to bring the game online as Multiplayer, Interface, and Online lead for both Halo 2 and Halo 3.
The company started its work with multiplayer maps for the Halo series and co-development on Left 4 Dead. Notable releases since then include co-development on Call of Duty: Remastered, DOOM, Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops, downloadable competitive and cooperative content for Halo: Reach, Halo Anniversary and Halo 4, as well as the original strategy game Age of Booty and original action role playing game Crimson Alliance.