Double Helix Games
|Industry||Video game industry|
|Fate||Merged into Amazon Game Studios|
|Founded||October 9, 2007|
|Defunct||February 5, 2014|
Number of employees
Double Helix Games was an American video game developer based in Irvine, California, founded in October 2007 through the merger of The Collective and Shiny Entertainment, two studios owned by Foundation 9 Entertainment. Double Helix was acquired by Amazon and integrated into Amazon Game Studios in February 2014.
Double Helix Games was formed as the result of a merger between The Collective and Shiny Entertainment, two video game developers owned by Foundation 9 Entertainment. Shiny had been acquired by Foundation 9 in October 2006 under the terms that it would co-locate with the already owned The Collective. On October 9, 2007, it was announced that both studios had relocated to new 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) offices in Irvine, California, and were being merged, expected to not result in any job losses. The amalgam, led by Michael Persson, received the name "Double Helix Games" in March 2008.
In July 2009, as part of a round of consolidations within Foundation 9, Double Helix suffered an undisclosed number of staff cuts. On February 5, 2014, Double Helix announced that it had been acquired by retailing company Amazon, becoming part of its games division, Amazon Game Studios. The studio was to be integrated into Amazon Game Studios' existing Irvine operations. Microsoft Studios, the publisher of Double Helix's Killer Instinct, stated that would be working with a new development partner to continue development on the game.
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|2014||UFOs love COWs||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
- Harker (2008)
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