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Carbonated Games

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Fate  Disbanded
Headquarters  Beijing, China
Ceased operations  March 27, 2008
Defunct  March 27, 2008
Founded  2004
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Key people  Joshua Howard, Ellen Beeman, Jason Mai, Richard Thames Rowan.

Carbonated Games was the first-party game developer studio for Microsoft Casual Games in Microsoft Studios. It was founded and run by Joshua Howard, and was active from 2004 until its disbanding on March 27, 2008. Carbonated Games developers were located in Redmond, WA; Hyderabad, India; and Beijing, China. Its alumni went on to Hidden City Entertainment, Microsoft Aces (Microsoft Flight Simulator), Blizzard Entertainment, Hourglass Games, the Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade group, GameHouse, Amazing Society, Realtime Worlds, Playdom, PopCap Games, Crytek, Griptonite Games, and DigiPen Institute of Technology. During its tenure, the studio created games for Xbox Live Arcade, MSN Messenger, MSN Games, and Microsoft Surface, including:

Games

  • Fable II Pub Games – Xbox 360 (2008); the last game created by the Carbonated studio
  • Flowerz – MSN Games (2008); the last game released under the Carbonated logo
  • Jigsaw Too – MSN Games (2008)
  • Hexic 2 – Xbox 360 (2007)
  • Aegis Wing – Xbox 360 (2007)
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors – MSN Messenger (2007)
  • Tic Tac Toe – MSN Messenger (2007)
  • Firefly – Microsoft Surface (2007)
  • Hop It! – MSN Games (2007)
  • Solitaire In Motion – MSN Games (2007)
  • GoPets – MSN Messenger (2007)
  • Jigsaw – MSN Messenger (2007)
  • Sudoku Too – MSN Games (2007)
  • Sudoku – MSN Messenger (2006)
  • Solitaire Showdown – MSN Messenger (2006)
  • Minesweeper Flags – MSN Messenger (2006)
  • Texas Hold 'Em Poker – MSN Games (2006)
  • Uno – Xbox 360, MSN Games, MSN Messenger (2006)
  • Hexic – Xbox 360, MSN Games, MSN Messenger (2005)
  • Catan: The Computer Game – MSN Games (2005)
  • You Know It! Trivia – MSN Games (2005)
  • 7 Hand Poker – MSN Messenger
  • Mozaki Blocks – MSN Games
  • Carbonated Games also shipped Backgammon, Chess, Checkers, Hearts, Spades, and other casual games. In addition, Carbonated was responsible for all the Microsoft games that were included with Windows ME, Windows XP, and Windows 7.

    References

    Carbonated Games Wikipedia


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