|Former type||Subsidiary of Microsoft|
|Industry||Video game industry|
Bonfire Studios (now Zynga Dallas)
Newtoy, Inc. (now Zynga With Friends)
|When it was created||1995|
|Headquarters||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|Key people||Tony Goodman
|Things made||Age of Empires
Age of Mythology
Ensemble Studios was a video game developer initially established in 1995 as an independent company by Tony Goodman, Rick Goodman and John Boog-Scott, but was acquired by Microsoft in 2001 and operated as an internal studio until 2009, when it was officially disbanded. Ensemble developed many real-time strategy games, including the Age of Empires game series, Age of Mythology, and Halo Wars. In addition to game development, Ensemble Studios also made the Genie Game Engine used in Age of Empires, Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, and Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds.
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- "Microsoft to acquire Ensemble Studios". GameSpot. Retrieved May 3, 2001.