June 6, 2005-Eugene, OR-GarageGames® today announced the expansion of GarageGames Studios with development on Xbox 360 and the addition of BraveTree Productions to its development team.
GarageGames, best known for its Torque Development Platform, has been expanding the GG Studios team to build more games for console and online downloadable casual games.
"We've always been devoted to making games," said Mark Frohnmayer, newly promoted President of GarageGames. "With the expanded opportunities like Xbox 360 it was natural to want to include the BraveTree team. This allows us to work together to support our mutual passion for making fun games - benefiting both of us with increased creative collaboration as well as putting more energy and investment directly into games."
Members of the former BraveTree team have become key additions to the Xbox 360 development team. "Getting to focus just on creating games without the distractions of running an indie studio fulfills our original purpose in founding BraveTree," said Joe Maruschak, former Creative Director of BraveTree Productions and current GarageGames' Creative Director. "The way GarageGames is structured will give us the opportunity to contribute to the success of the games and technology."
BraveTree Productions, the studio behind the indie hit ThinkTanks, has been a vital member of the GarageGames community and has been a long-time partner with GarageGames. "I've enjoyed watching the guys over at BraveTree mature as game developers," said Jeff Tunnell, former GarageGames President. "I used to work with some of the BraveTree team back at Dynamix and now seeing them succeed as an independent studio is great. I'm looking forward to working along side them in the future."
GarageGames mission is to change the way games are made and played. GarageGames provides the technology, community and market to empower game makers to build commercial quality multiplatform games. Known for bringing the Torque Game Engine to independent developers for $100, GarageGames is located in Eugene, Oregon and on the web at www.garagegames.com and is the annual presenter of IndieGamesCon (Oct. 7-9,2005).