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Wargaming steps up to buy troubled Gas Powered Games

By Matt Martin

Wargaming steps up to buy troubled Gas Powered Games

Thu 14 Feb 2013 2:00pm GMT / 9:00am EST / 6:00am PST

Dungeon Siege and Demigod studio picked up by cash-rich World of Tanks creator; Taylor remains with team

World of Tanks creator has swooped for troubled PC developer Gas Powered Games.

The studio had been on its last legs, struggling through a failed attempt at funding through Kickstarter, shedding staff to keep the business afloat.

Now Belarusian business, led by Victor Kislyi, has come forward to pick up the developer of games including Supreme Commander, Demigod and Dungeon Siege - all of which will bolster Wargaming's portfolio in the online gaming space.

"Gas Powered Games' heritage and development pedigree shows us just how valuable an addition Chris and his company will make to the Wargaming family," said Kislyi. "Gas Powered Games has a long track record of providing incredibly engaging AAA gaming experiences and we can't wait to start working with them."

Wargaming has been on a spending spree of late, picking up console game developer Day One Studios for $20 million and last year engine-maker Big World for $45 million. It did not disclose the price of Gas Powered Games.

Chris Taylor, CEO of Gas Powered Games, will remain with the business.

"Wargaming's growth in recent years has been tremendous, and we're looking forward to joining one of the fastest growing gaming companies in the world," added Taylor.

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Steve Nicholls Programmer

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Demigod, Supreme Commander 2. They should start by getting rid of whoever thought those projects were a good idea.

Posted:3 years ago


Emily Rose Freelance Artist

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Supreme commander 2 was good - if you just think of it as the CnC4 that never was :P, the plot was a little iffy though...

Great news though.

Posted:3 years ago


Eric Leisy VR Production Designer, Nike

119 127 1.1
Saved by the hair of their chinny chin chin.

Posted:3 years ago


Paul Gheran Scrum Master

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Dear Victor,

Let them make real RTS again, without the burden and inappropriateness of console ports looming, and let the world be reminded of what GPG is capable of.

Forged Alliance; The perfect RTS.

Posted:3 years ago


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