Robot Entertainment – The studio was responsible for Age of Empires and Halo Wars support after Ensemble closed. Recently Microsoft has decided to take support for those titles in house and Robot is no longer providing support for those titles.
Latest Robot Entertainment news:
- Orcs Must Die! Unchained heads to Open Beta on March 29th!
Following a successful closed beta stress test last weekend, Robot Entertainment have today announced that Orcs Must Die! Unchained is entering its next release phase - Open Beta on March 29th. This is great news and means that anyone who wants to...
- Microsoft announces Halo Wars 2 with Creative Assembly
Coming up to six years since the release of Halo Wars in 2009, Ensemble Studios final game before the studios closure, Microsoft have today announced a new sequel, Halo Wars 2. Microsoft's 343 Industries will be working with UK based developer Crea...
- Orcs Must Die! The board game launches on Kickstarter - Funded!
As first revealed at PAX, Robot Entertainment have been working with Sandy at Petersen Games to bring Orcs Must Die! to table tops. Sandy has close ties to the studio having previously worked at Ensemble Studios. We were told the game would soon...
- Orcs Must Die! Unchained board game coming to Kickstarter
Eagle eyed fans who have been keeping track of the Orce Must Die! Facebook page this week may have noticed that there is a new game coming to the Orcs Must Die! series. Can you see it? Just look to the bottom right hand corner. Its the Orcs Must...
- Robot grows from strength to strength. Receives investment from Tencent with Phase 2 OMDU beta coming in March
Exciting news for Robot Entertainment as yesterday the studio announced that they have secured a minority investment from Tencent, a large Chinese publisher who recently also announced that they would be publishing Orcs Must Die! Unchained in Chi...
- Robot welcomes Paul Hellquist to the team as Lead Designer
New year, new Robot staffers! Today Patrick Hudson, CEO at Robot Entertainment announced on the studios blog that Paul Hellquist has now joined the team as Lead Designer. Paul has an impressive career in the industry having spent a considerable nu...
- Robot to bring Orcs Must Die! Unchained to PS4
Today Robot Entertainment announced at the PlayStation Experience keynote that Orcs Must Die! Unchained will also be coming to PS4 along side the PC version of the game in 2015. This is Robot's first return to console since the original Orcs Must ...
- Tencent Games to publish Orcs Must Die! Unchained in China
Robot Entertainment have announced a new partnership to extend Orcs Must Die! Unchained's reach into China. In addition to GameForge publishing the title in the EU, Tencent Games will be working to make the game big in China. Of course, with eve...
- Robot Entertainment staffers featured on the AIAS website
Andrew Olsen a concept artist at Robot Entertainment along with programmer Shovaen Patel have been featured on the AIAS website. AIAS is the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. The prestigious website features studios that are part of the ove...
- Robot Entertainment at PAX (Part 2)
Following on from our first part of Robot's PAX Panel review we now move on from looking at the studios history to present day to looking at some of the interesting prototypes they have been working on in-between OMD2 and OMDU. For the first time we...
Initial Press Release
Robot Entertainment is one of the studios forming out of Ensemble Studios and is lead by Ex Ensemble head Tony Goodman. Robot is based in Plano, Texas as opposed to Dallas.
Robot Entertainment press release:
Founders of Ensemble Studios Announce Formation of Robot Entertainment
PLANO, Texas – February 17, 2009 – Robot Entertainment announced today the formation of its new game development studio in Plano, Texas. Founded by many of the original founders of Ensemble Studios, Robot has a staff of 45 comprised entirely of former Ensemble employees. Robot’s team developed the hit franchise Age of Empires™, selling over 20 million units worldwide, and the soon-to-be released Halo Wars for Xbox 360™. Tony Goodman, the founder of Ensemble, is the CEO of Robot.
“The video game industry is in a state of upheaval,” said Mr. Goodman, “not just games, but the entire landscape. Everything is changing: where we buy games, how we buy games, how much we pay, how long we play, who we play them with. As a fast-moving independent team of game developers, industry leaders and market experts, Robot Entertainment is ideally positioned to play a transformative role in the industry’s future.”
Robot Entertainment is working with Microsoft Game Studios to develop additional content for Halo Wars and support online gaming and community for both Age of Empires and Halo Wars. Additionally, Robot is developing its own original IP.
About Robot Entertainment
Based in Plano, Texas, Robot Entertainment is a world-class independent game development studio owned and operated by many of the founders of Ensemble Studios. With a team that has proven experience and expertise in creating games that appeal to massive audiences, Robot Entertainment is focused on titles that set new standards for their respective genres as well as groundbreaking original IPs. Robot can be found on the web at www.robotentertainment.com.
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