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Bonfire Studios Rises From the Ensemble Studios Ashes

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2009 @ 3:58 p.m. PST

Bonfire Studios, the second company to emerge from the former Ensemble Studios, is a 35-person studio currently working on an original IP to be announced in the coming months.

Bonfire Studios is an independent development studio based in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 2009 by former management team members from Ensemble Studios, Bonfire’s employees have produced some of the industry’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed titles for the PC and Xbox 360, including the Age of Empires series, Age of Mythology and Halo Wars.

“Ensemble had an incredible group of highly talented people and the companies coming out of it are really made up of the best of the best. Ensemble was one of the few studios with two A-teams,” said David Rippy, president and CEO of Bonfire Studios. “We are already working on an original IP that we’ll start talking about in the next few months.”

The company is built on over a decade of experience gained making award-winning real-time strategy games that have defined the genre. Bonfire’s management team has a reputation for being a strong partner for publishers seeking high-quality production and original titles.

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