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3D Magic Factory L.L.C.
Description: 3D Magic Factory is a 3D production company specializing in all forms of quality yet affordable 3D production. If you need 3D modeling, animation, and visual effects for games, film or video we can help! Call us today for a quote.
Address: Austin TX
Contact: Kerry Johnson or Pauline Saab
Projects: We created the well recieved “Deus Ex : Invisible War ” Intro Cinematic, and much more!
Studio Head: Kerry Johnson & Pauline Saab
Creative Director: Kerry Johnson
Art Director: Pauline Saab
Technical Director: James Lee
History: Formerly Saab & Miller Productions, 2001
Description: With offices in Austin and Seattle, Amaze Entertainment is one of the world’s largest independent developers. It specializes in high-profile franchises on handheld and console platforms.
Address: 816 Congress Ave, Suite 600 Austin, TX 78701
Contact: Rodney Gibbs rgibbs at amazeent.com
HR Contact: Susan Demerit 425.825.6800
Platforms: DS, PSP, GBA, PS2, Xbox, GameCube and PC
Projects: 18 projects company-wide, three based in Austin.
Publishers: Electronic Arts, VUG, Activision, BAM, BVG, Jakks
History: Lord of the Rings, The Sims, Spyro, X-Men, Shrek, and Spider-Man
The Animation Farm
Description: Since 1997, Soundmine has delivered outstanding post audio for over 1000 episodes aired on the History, Discovery, Travel and Learning channels, multiple PS2/XBOX titles, feature films and Radio/TV ad campaigns. Our services include Music Composer, Audio Sweetening Facilities/Services, Looping/ADR Services, Sound Design, Sound FX Library (500Gb and growing), Sound Mixing Facilities and Services.
Address: 8309 Steamline Circle, Austin, TX 78745
Contact: Peter Blackwell
Projects: See website & company description
Awards: Emmy Nomination: “The True Story of Black Hawk Down”
Big Beep Audio
Description: Big Beep Audio is the project studio and home base for sound designer and editor Les Brooks. From Big Beep, Les produces audio for award winning interactive, video and film projects. Previous projects have won awards at Rotterdam, Vancouver, SXSW, and Cannes! Specializing in sound design and mixing for animation and cinematics, but adept at most aspects of audio production for interactive and linear media.
Address: 905 W. Gibson
Contact: Les Brooks
Publishers: THQ, EA.com, Hasbro, Disney, Microsoft, Scholastic
History: Monsters, Inc. Wreck Room Arcade, Trivial Pursuit NASCAR, Rugrats All Growed Up, ESPN 2 Minute Drill, Question Authority
Description: Austin studio of BioWare Corporation
Contact: Rich Vogel & Gordon Walton
Studio Head: Rich Vogel & Gordon Walton
Description: We’re a satellite studio of Breakaway Games based in Hunt Valley Maryland, and we’re working on a number of high-end training simulations for the military and an unannounced console title.
Address: 101 West 6th Street, Suite 350 Austin 78701
Phone: (512) 472-5588
Description: Primarily a game developer, Cellien Studios is also capable of webdesign, game soundtracks, illustration, 3D modeling, and small applications.
Projects: Terra: Formations (www,terrathegame.com), Race-Rally-Rampage
Art Director: Blake Lowry
Technical Director: Matt Sanders
Critical Mass Interactive
Description: Our mission is to provide high-quality art, design, and programming solutions for today’s game developers and publishers delivered consistently on time and on budget. Critical Mass Interactive provides a wide variety of services, including but not limited to: concept sketches and storyboards, models for in-game or marketing materials, design documents, motion capture planning and direction, audio production, and full-game production from concept to completion. If you dream it, we can make it happen.
Address: 9414 Anderson Mill Rd., Suite #203 Austin, Texas 78729
Phone: (512) 219-1600
Contact: Contact Matt Scibilia at email@example.com or Billy Cain at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can help you with your project.
Platforms: PC, Consoles, Mobile Phones (wireless), Handhelds, and Massively Multiplayer Online Games.
Projects: Sword of Dracula
Publisher History: Electronic Arts, Sierra, Inevitable, Origin Systems, Vivendi-Universal, Turbine, Surreal, periMind, Wireless Developer, Wayforward Technologies, Indiagames
Awards: SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman for PlayStation2 Wins Favorite Video Game Award at the 2003 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
Studio Head: Matt Scibilia
Creative Director: Billy Cain
Art Director: Grant Pimpler
History: Ultima Online, Ultima X: Odyssey, Treason of Isengard, Air Attack II, Toon Twister 3D, The Hobbit, In The Groove, SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Links: http://www.criticalmassinteractive.com/images/AirAttackIIFlyer_downloadable.jpg http://www.uxo.ea.com/ http://www.inevitable.com/hobbit.htm http://www.uo.com/ http://www.scholastic.com/kids/toontwister3d/ http://www.thq.com/spongebob/revengeoftheflyingdutchman/ http://www.thq.com/jimmyneutron/boygenius/
Dragon’s Eye Productions
Description: Shareware game developer for Windows platforms. I sit in my dark tower and work on games and stories that I like.
Address: 3924 Sendero Drive Austin, TX 78735
Contact: Steven Morris
Platforms: PC with Windows 98/NT/2000/ME/XT type OS.
Projects: Homeland II: The Song of the Void – fantasy, role playing, single-player, third-person
Publishers: Spiderweb Software http://www.spidweb.com
History: Homeland: The Stone of Night
Edge of Reality
Description: Edge of Reality is an independent entertainment software developer focused exclusively on home consoles. The studio is working on current (PS2, Xbox, GameCube) and next generation games. Edge of Reality was founded in 1998. Our titles have sold through over 7.5 million units worldwide. The commercial success of our games has provided long term financial stability for the studio. To date we have successfully delivered cross platform titles based on existing franchises and licenses. We are also working on original IP for next gen systems.
Address: Address: 6101 W. Courtyard Drive, Building 1, Suite 200, Austin, TX 78730
Platforms: PS2, Xbox, GameCube and next gen
Studio Head: Binu Philip
Creative Director: Thomas Coles
Art Director: Alan Johnson
Technical Director: Rob Cohen
History: Monster Truck Madness N64, Tony Hawk Pro Skater N64, THPS 2 N64, THPS 3 N64, Spiderman N64, The Sims (PS2, Xbox, GameCube), Pitfall: The Lost Expedition (PS2, Xbox, GameCube), Shark Tale (PS2, Xbox, GameCube)
Gathering Austin, A Take Two Company
Iron Will Games
Junction Point Studios
Description: Junction Point Studios is an independent developer of innovative console and PC games with a focus on “player-driven narrative,” which we define as improvisational gameplay in the context of a strong, traditional narrative. The company’s main goal is to tell stories with players, not to them, allowing them to craft unique experiences through in-game choices. We believe long-term success can best be achieved by delivering games of the highest quality – in gameplay and presentation – within the limits imposed by the reality of time and budget.
Address: 7000 North Mopac Expressway, Suite 2118, Austin, TX 78731
HR Contact: Kay Gilmore
Platforms: PC, XBox 360, PS3
Projects: None announced. Past projects include such acclaimed titles as Ultima VI: The False Prophet, Ultima VII: Serpent Isle, Underworld, System Shock, Thief and Deus Ex, at companies like Origin, Looking Glass and Ion Storm.
Studio Head: Warren Spector
History: Founded in November 2004 by a cabal of ex-Ion Storm Austin staffers
KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.
Description: Created in January of 05, KingsIsle has offices in Dallas and Austin and focuses on the creation of high-quality, innovative MMO titles.
HR Contact: email@example.com
Locomotion Studios Ltd.
Description: We provide motion capture/performance capture services designed to breathe new life into your animation.
Address: 108 S. Valley View Drive
Contact: Matthew Hinterlong
HR Contact: Chase Eastman
Platforms: PC and Vicon 8 system
Lois Earl Entertainment LLC
Description: Lois Earl is a post audio production studio in north Austin. We provide custom sound design, foley placement, ADR and original composition. See loisearl.com for samples.
Contact: Chris Smith
Marketing-Research Associates, Inc
Description: Advergaming developer to media, retail, etail, consumer product companies. Building new development team in Austin, TX to build gaming aplets for browser platforms. Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 21322 Jakes Hill Road Austin TX 78634
Contact: Adam Day
HR Contact: email@example.com
Employees: To Be Determined
Platforms: Windows, NT, Windows 2000
Projects: developement of gaming aplets for browsers
Awards: In business since 1964, 2000 Media Markets
History: providing games to media since 1964
Midway Studios Austin
Description: The main goal of Midway is to create exciting and innovative games for the next generation of video game consoles and beyond. We also want to provide a fun and exciting work environment for our employees. Our concentration is in providing a comfortable community where all the employees can thrive, grow and be challenged.
Address: 9430 Research Blvd., Echelon IV, Ste. 200, Austin, TX 78759
Contact: Kim Wale, HR Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Projects: Area 51, 2 undisclosed titles
MoonDog Media, LLC
Description: MoonDog Media is an audio company started by Austin composers Eric Doggett and Raymond Muniz. MoonDog Media can provide music and sound for your next project, including PC, X-BOX, PS2, and cell phone titles.
Description: Nagle Studios encompasses hardware (electronics) and software engineering as well as video production services. We develop technologies and intellectual properties for a variety of industries, both speculatively and under contract.
Description: Cutting-edge character AI and next-generation MMOG development.
Studio Head: Mike Sellers
Orbis Games LLC
Description: small independant studio, Orbis Games produces massive multi player games, so far specializing in sim animal genre.
Contact: Shannon Cusick
HR Contact: Shannon Cusick
Studio Head: Shannon Cusick
Creative Director: David Rickey
Art Director: send us your resume!
Technical Director: John Arras
History: recently released first 3D mmo of its kind and manage web games – virtualhorseranch.com and virtualpups.com
Description: Description: Public Games is a global Publisher and Studio of entertaining games.
Address: 13706 Research Blvd, Suite 102, Austin, Texas 78750 USA
Contact: Brett Butler, President & CEO, info[STOP-SPAM]@PublicGames.com
Platforms: Platforms: Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MOG – MMOG – MMORPG – MSOG), Casual Games, Virtual Reality, Collectible Card Games & Edutainment, consoles, & interactiveTV (iTV).
Publishers: Public Games is a Publisher.
History: History: 1989 online games; 1995 PSX, 3DO, Mac, PC; 1997: iTV games, Casual Games, MOG, Card Games
Description: Pulse Interactive publishes games for the mobile platform from our internal development studio as well as from our extensive developer network all over the world.
Platforms: J2ME, Brew
Studio Head: Steffan Levine
Sony Online Entertainment Austin
Space Monkey Audio
Description: That’s right! There’s a new monkey in town… Layin’ down the audio law and makin’ your project sound right. From libraries of sound effects to custom music, we’re ready to serve that sonic warrant, capture that creative criminal, or any other euphamism/metaphor you can think of.
Address: 926 Springdale Dr. Austin, Tx 78702
Studio Head: Allan Gill
Steve Jackson Games
Susan O’Connor Writing Studio
Platforms: XBox360, PlayStation 2, PC, Nintendo DS, PSP
Projects: Recent projects include an unannounced XBox360 project; Act Of War; and Star Wars Galaxies: Jump To Lightspeed
Publishers: Activision, Atari, EA, Microsoft, Sony Online, THQ, Ubisoft
The Fat Man
Third Wire Productions
Description: An independent game studio working on their first project, a top-down RPG in Torque.
Contact: Michael Lubker, email@example.com
Projects: ~10 projects TBA
Creative Director: Michael Lubker
History: A new studio started in 2006 by an IGDA Indie SIG Coordinator and a concert promoter/BBS game creator