Hard to believe it's been almost two years since we posted that item about the two local companies to rise from the ashes of Ensemble Studios -- Robot Entertainment and Bonfire Studios, each consisting of ex-Microsofties scattered to the virtual winds after Ensemble's September '08 demise. Robot' ... More >>
Dave Pottinger, back when he was still at Robot earlier this yearIt's been more than a year since Microsoft shuttered Dallas-based Ensemble Studios, which was responsible for, among others, such top-selling titles as Age of Empires, Age of Mythology and Halo Wars for Xbox 360. From that wreckage ... More >>
Aw, dang. Had hoped to break this in the paper version of Unfair Park next week, where we profile former Ensemble Studios music-maker Stephen Rippy; but, oh, well, no such luck. Regardless, the September shuttering of Ensemble Studios -- the former Dallas-based indie-studio-turned-Microsoft property ... More >>
Xbox-ers are no doubt anxiously awaiting tomorrow, when Microsoft finally unleashes its Halo Wars demo in advance of the game's March 3 release date. (Am I the only person who misses Tempest? Ooooh -- thanks, Atari!) I digress. So happens there's an extremely local connection to the Halo spin-off: T ... More >>
Wired brings what could be big news out of a small start-up in Dallas that has the potential to become a strong player amongst those creating applications for iPhones. Newtoy mays be a new company, but its founders are familiar faces in the gaming industry: As Paul and David Bettner write on their s ... More >>
Want to design video games? SMU's Guildhall can show you how, if you're willing to work like a dog.