Ensemble Studios

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Ensemble Studios
Former type Subsidiary of Microsoft
Industry Video game industry
Fate Disbanded
Successor(s) Robot Entertainment
Bonfire Studios (now Zynga Dallas)
Windstorm Studios
Newtoy, Inc. (now Zynga With Friends)
When it was created 1995
Defunct 2009
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Key people Tony Goodman
John Boog-Scott
Rick Goodman
Things made Age of Empires
Age of Mythology
Halo Wars
Website www.ensemblestudios.com

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.[1] 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.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Microsoft to acquire Ensemble Studios". GameSpot. Retrieved May 3, 2001.