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Corporate Members of the Academy

505 Games

505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes games on leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. Product highlights include, Sniper Elite V2, PAYDAY 2, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Terraria, How To Survive, Tiny Brains, Rekoil and the upcoming Sniper Elite 3

Activision Blizzard

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide pure-play online and console game publisher with leading market positions across all categories of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry.
Bethesda Game Studios Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media Company, is an American developer and publisher of video games. The company was originally based in Bethesda, Maryland and eventually moved to their current location in Rockville, Maryland. With a broad panoply of games in role-playing, racing, simulation, and sports, Bethesda Softworks' major franchises are distributed worldwide.
Big Fish Games Big Fish Games is the world's largest subscription service for fun, family-friendly casual games delivered directly to your PC or Mac. With Big Fish Games, people around the world can instantly and safely enjoy free 60-minute trials from a library of 2,500+ premium downloadable games, and unlimited free play of 1,000+ Web games — all with no ads.
Bungie Bungie, founded as Bungie Software Products Corporation, is an American video game developer currently located in Bellevue, Washington. The company was established in May 1991 by University of Chicago undergraduate student Alex Seropian.
Capcom Capcom began in Japan in 1979 as a manufacturer and distributor of electronic game machines. In 1983 Capcom Co., Ltd was founded and soon built a reputation for introducing cutting-edge technology and software to the video game market. Now an industry leader in the video game industry for 25 years, Capcom's legacy of historic franchises in home and arcade gaming are testaments to an unparalleled commitment to excellence.
Digital Capital AG

Digital Capital provides partnership opportunities, management and advisory services within the digital entertainment industry. We are digital matchmakers - providing capital for developers to produce their projects while also presenting our financial partners with exciting, digital investment opportunities. Digital Capital funds a wide variety of projects including video games and interactive software on mobile devices, Smart TV, consoles and PC. Their varied portfolio of titles is sourced from the most technically and creative digital talent across the globe.





Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet.

Epic Games Established in 1991, Epic Games develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its Unreal series, including Unreal Tournament 3 for PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360®. Epic’s Gears of War won over 30 Game of the Year awards, and the sales of Gears of War and Gears of War 2 have eclipsed 12 million units.


Gearbox Software Gearbox Software is an award-winning independent developer of interactive entertainment based in Plano, Texas. Founded in February 1999 by game industry veterans, Gearbox quickly distinguished itself as a respected and recognized developer with the success of the company's debut title, Half-Life: Opposing Force.




Insomniac Insomniac Games was founded in 1994 by Ted Price, and is well known for creating a variety of well received games. Their headquarters are located in Burbank, California and currently consists of over 180 staff. The company is highly regarded within the games industry, and has been awarded ‘Best Workplace’ 8 times in a row since 2005. Although they are an independent company, they have only ever released games on Sony platforms.
Kabam

Kabam is the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for traditional players with first and third party published titles available on mobile devices via the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and on the Web via Facebook, Yahoo,Kabam.com and other platforms. Kabam is the fastest growing Internet media company in the San Francisco Bay Area and the 17th fastest growing company overall in the U.S., according to Deloitte LLP. Kabam's 2013 revenues exceeded $360 million, a 100 percent increase over 2012. The company is profitable and cash-flow positive, and has created four titles that have grossed more than $100M each in their life. Kabam's Kingdoms of Camelot franchise has grossed more than $250 million in less than four years, making it one of the top 10 strategy franchises of all time. In 2012, Kabam Publishing was launched to provide third-party developers access to Kabam's technology platform, distribution channels, data analytics and best practices that Kabam's in-house development teams use to bring wildly successful games to players worldwide. Kabam has approximately 800 employees around the world, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company's investors include Google, Warner Brothers, MGM, Intel, Canaan Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Pinnacle Ventures and others. More information about Kabam can be found at www.kabam.com

Microsoft Game Studios Microsoft Game Studios is a brand owned by Microsoft and introduced in 2002 to represent the company as a video game publisher, coinciding with the launch of the Xbox.
Nexon Established in South Korea in 1994, Nexon Corporation is a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world's leader in massively multiplayer online games. Since its development of the world's first graphic MMORPG, "The Kingdom of the Winds", in 1995, Nexon's innovative titles have continued to redefine online entertainment.
Nintendo Nintendo started with playing cards in 1898 and since developed into a video game company, becoming one of the most influential in the industry and Japan's third most valuable listed company, with a market value of over $85 billion. Besides video games, Nintendo is also the majority owner of the Major League Baseball team the Seattle Mariners.
Phosphor Phosphor Games Studio is a Chicago-based game development studio comprised of developers with years of AAA game dev experience and a history of financially successful and critically acclaimed titles across the industry. Our veterans have team lead and Sr. experience on 3rd person Action adventure, FPS, MMO, Sports, Motion Control, Casual, and Mobile titles. We have recently released our first original IP “The Dark Meadow” to critical and commercial success.


PopCap PopCap Games is an American video game developer and publisher, based in Seattle, Washington, United States. It was founded in 2000 by John Vechey, Brian Fiete and Jason Kapalka, and currently employs more than 200 people. Most of Popcap's games can be played free in a limited form, with the full version available for a fee. PopCap’s flagship title Bejeweled has sold more than 50 million units across all major platforms.

 

Ready At Dawn Ready at Dawn is a video game developer located in Irvine, California and is composed of some former members of Naughty Dog and Blizzard Entertainment. Formed in 2003, they released their first title, Daxter, to critical acclaim for the Sony PlayStation Portable.
Red Barrels
Based in Montreal, Red Barrels is a video game developer focused on single player downloadable games. Founded in 2011, the RB team wants to create interactive experiences in which the player goes on an emotional and unforgettable journey.  In 2013, they released their first title, Outlast, a critical acclaim survival horror.
Robot

Based in Plano, Texas, Robot Entertainment is a world-class independent game development studio founded in 2009 by veterans of Ensemble Studios, the creators of the Age of Empires series and Halo Wars. With a team that has proven experience and expertise in creating games that appeal to massive audiences, Robot Entertainment is focused on developing titles that set new standards for their respective genres as well as groundbreaking original intellectual properties. The studio most recently launched the critically acclaimed Hero Academy and Orcs Must Die! 2. Robot can be found online at http://www.RobotEntertainment.com.



Sony Computer Entertainment Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) is responsible for keeping PlayStation® growing and thriving in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Based in Foster City, California, SCEA serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America Inc.


Square Enix

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 57 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. 

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/na.


 

Take Two Interactive Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software.
Take-Two's product offerings include titles for the leading hardware platforms - PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and for the PC. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play.

 



Ubisoft Founded in 1986, Ubisoft is known for its innovation in the video game industry.  A leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide, Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries around the globe with its US headquarters in San Francisco, CA. Known for blockbuster brands such as Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Prince of Persia, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Ubisoft is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers.
Valve Software Valve is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 1996. In addition to creating several of the world’s most award-winning games, Valve is also a developer of leading-edge technologies including the Source® game engine and Steam®, the premier online gaming platform.
Wargaming.net Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles and employs around 2,800 professionals across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, Asia and Australia.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Inc. (WBIE) is a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. It is a worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of video games for both internal and third party titles. Under the WBIE umbrella is Warner Bros. Games (also the division's major publishing unit), which focuses on the creation, development and production of first-party titles. Leveraging the distribution, marketing and sales infrastructure within Warner Home Video, WBIE is a major worldwide publisher for both internal and third-party game titles.