Video Game Companies in Boston – A-Z

This list is largely based on Boston Post-Mortem list of MA-based companies, but I also added few companies that are/were defunct. List includes both creators of casual games as well as traditional video game makers.

Active:

38 Studios – Maynard

Blue Fang Games – Waltham

Cecropia – Lexington

Creat Studios – Canton

Dejobaan Games – Northborough

Demiurge Studios – Cambridge

Floodgate Entertaiment – Cambridge

Funkitron – Boxford

Galactic Village Games – Westford

Harmonix Music Systems – Cambridge

Helixe / THQ – Burlington

Injoy Games – Brookline

Irrational Games – Boston

Magic Hat Software – Westwood

Metaversal Studios – Boston

Muzzy Lane – Newburyport

Rockstar New England (formerly Mad Doc Software) – Andover

Sports Mogul Inc. – Medford

Tilted Mill Entertainment – Wellesley

Turbine, Inc.- Westwood

Twitchy Thumbs Entertainment – Ashland

WorldWinner – Newton

Defunct:

Iron Lore

Stainless Steel Studios

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Video Game Companies in Boston – A-Z – 38 Studios

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Website – http://www.38studios.com/

Founded – 2006

Founder – Curt Schilling

Games: Copernicus (planned for release in 2010)

Interesting Facts

– In the beginning, company was called Green Monster Games

– It was created by Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling

– Munch (see above) is a symbol of the company and in 2007, 38 Studios offered up to $18,000 in prizes to students in New England area who would come up with companions for Munch and develop original games based on them.

– In may of 2008, three students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Morgan Quirk, Andrew Tremblay and Adrian Meija – each won $1,000 for their game called “Super Munch Turbo 2”.

– Todd Macfarlane and R.A. Salvatore are work on 38 Studios first game entitled “Copernicus”, which is slated for release in 2010.

Sources:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/01/09/schilling.game/index.html

http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2007/12/17/38-studios-to-boston-game-developers-munch-on-this/

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6166072.html

http://www.boston.com/business/ticker/2006/10/schillings_game_1.html

http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=41170&mode=thread&order=0

http://www.wpi.edu/News/Releases/20078/massgamechallenge.html

In Memoriam – Iron Lore

Maynard, MA based Iron Lore was founded by Brian Sullivan (co-creator of Age of Empires), which produced two titles – Titan Quest and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm, before closing its doors

In February of 2008, they posted the following information on their website:

It is with great regret that we must announce that as of close of business Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Iron Lore Entertainment has ceased active game development. Several unrelated events occurred which resulted in Iron Lore being unable to secure funding for its next project.

We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who has helped us in the last seven years – our team who moved mountains to create such great games, our publisher THQ who has been a great partner through three product development cycles, and most of all our customers and fans. We owe all of the success we’ve had to you, and our greatest satisfaction has come from creating games that have given enjoyment to the community.”