GarageGames Adds More Room to the Garage

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GarageGames expands with purchase of BraveTree Productions - This acquisition allows GarageGames to leverage BraveTree's 30 years of game industry experience as it continues to expand its focus and create fun original games for next-gen consoles and computers

With expanded opportunities like Xbox 360, it was natural for us 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.

GarageGames® today announced the purchase of BraveTree Productions. This acquisition allows GarageGames to leverage BraveTree's 30 years of game industry experience as it continues to expand its focus and create fun original games for next-gen consoles and computers.

“We’ve always been devoted to making games,” said Mark Frohnmayer, newly promoted President of GarageGames. "With expanded opportunities like Xbox 360, it was natural for us 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 already become key additions to GarageGames. “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. “Its exciting to be able to contribute to the success of GarageGames' 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. Now, with the purchase of BraveTree Productions, GarageGames adds talented and experienced artists and game developers to its growing garage. “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.”

About GarageGames:

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 http://www.garagegames.com and is the annual presenter of IndieGamesCon (Oct. 7-9,2005).

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