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Encyclopedia > Gearbox Software
Gearbox Software
Type Private
Founded Plano, Texas, USA (1999)
Headquarters Plano, Texas, USA
Industry Software & Programming
Website http://www.gearboxsoftware.com

Gearbox Software, LLC is a video game developer founded by Randy Pitchford, Brian Martel, Stephen Bahl, Landon Montgomery, and Rob Heironimus in January 1999. They are best known for a number of high-profile PC and console games such as Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30, Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood, Halo: Combat Evolved for PC, and the Half-Life expansions Opposing Force and Blue Shift. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (915x366, 91 KB) The image has been taken from Half-Life: Opposing Forces manual. ... The term privately held company refers to ownership of a business company in two different ways—first, referring to ownership by non-governmental organizations; and second, referring to ownership of the companys stock by a relatively small number of holders who do not trade the stock publicly. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Pat Evans Area  - City 185. ... This article is about the year. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Randall Randy Pitchford II (also known as DuvalMagic) is one of four founders of Gearbox Software and under his guidance as President and CEO, Gearbox has grown from an idea into a leading independent game development studio who’s titles have sold over 12 million units worldwide earning gross revenues... 1999 1999 in games 1998 in video gaming 2000 in video gaming Notable events of 1999 in video gaming. ... Brothers In Arms is a 2005 first_person shooter video game being developed by Gearbox Software for the PC (as Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30), PlayStation 2, and Xbox. ... Halo: Combat Evolved, or simply Halo, is a video game in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre, created by the Microsoft-owned Bungie Studios. ... Half-Life For a quantity subject to exponential decay, the half-life is the time required for the quantity to fall to half of its initial value. ... Opposing Force is the critically acclaimed first expansion pack for the popular first-person shooter Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software and released by Valve Software on October 31, 1999. ... Half-Life: Blue Shift is the second expansion pack for the first-person shooter computer game Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software and released on June 12, 2001. ...


Gearbox is currently developing original titles for next generation video game consoles, portable systems, and Windows Vista, including: Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway; an untitled Alien game; Borderlands; a port of Sega's Samba De Amigo for the Wii; and at least one other unannounced project. The Alien film series is the group of films that take place in the Alien universe. ... Borderlands is an upcoming science fiction first-person shooter with RPG elements that is currently in development by Gearbox Software for Microsoft Windows platforms, the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. ... In computer science, porting is the process of adapting software so that an executable program can be created for a computing environment that is different from the one for which it was originally designed (e. ... Samba de Amigo is a rhythm game developed by Sonic Team and released in 1999 by Sega in arcades, and in 2000 for the Sega Dreamcast video game console. ...


Gearbox has worked with many of the top publishers in the industry such as Ubisoft, Sega, 2K Games, Microsoft Game Studios, Electronic Arts, Activision, and Vivendi Games, and has partnered with other studios such as Bungie, Epic Games, Valve Software, Gameloft, Ritual Entertainment and Demiurge Studios. The studio occupies the top four floors of a high-rise office building located in Plano, Texas (near Dallas, Texas) and currently employs over 150 developers and support personnel. Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil, France. ... This article is about the holding company. ... 2K Games is a video game publishing subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive. ... Microsoft Game Studios (MGS), branded with current logo and moniker in 2002 (formerly the Microsoft Game Division or Microsoft Games), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... Activision, Inc. ... Vivendi SA was created in 1998 when Compagnie Générale des Eaux (CGE), a major French industrial and media company, was renamed. ... Bungie Studios is a video game developer founded in 1991 under the name Bungie Software by two undergraduate students at the University of Chicago, Alex Seropian and Jason Jones. ... Epic Games, also known as Epic and formerly as Epic MegaGames, is a computer game development company based in Cary, North Carolina, United States. ... Valve Software is a Bellevue, Washington-based video game developer made famous by its first product, Half-Life, which was released in November 1998. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ritual Entertainment is a computer game software developer established in 1996 and based in Dallas, Texas. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Pat Evans Area  - City 185. ... “Dallas” redirects here. ...

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Company history

Gearbox Software, LLC was founded by five members of the content team from defunct developer Rebel Boat Rocker: Randy Pitchford, Brian Martel, Stephen Bahl, Landon Montgomery, and Rob Heironimus. Before starting RBR, Pitchford and Martel previously worked together at 3DRealms, and Montgomery previously worked at Bethesda Softworks. After RBR folded, the five were approached by Valve Software to do an expansion pack for Half-Life, and founded Gearbox in 1999, taking 7 months to complete the initial Half-Life: Opposing Force game. They have since gone on to develop several more Half-Life ports and expansion packs, ports of Tony Hawk and Halo games, and an original James Bond game, before launching their first original franchise with the highly-acclaimed Brothers in Arms series. Borderlands, the company's second original IP, is due to be launched in 2008, followed by a new game based in the Alien franchise. Randall Randy Pitchford II (also known as DuvalMagic) is one of four founders of Gearbox Software and under his guidance as President and CEO, Gearbox has grown from an idea into a leading independent game development studio who’s titles have sold over 12 million units worldwide earning gross revenues... Corporate logo of 3D Realms 3D Realms is a computer game publisher and developer based in Garland, Texas, United States. ... Bethesda Softworks, LLC, a ZeniMax Media Company, is a developer and publisher of computer and video games. ... Valve Software is a Bellevue, Washington-based video game developer made famous by its first product, Half-Life, which was released in November 1998. ... Half-Life For a quantity subject to exponential decay, the half-life is the time required for the quantity to fall to half of its initial value. ... Opposing Force is the critically acclaimed first expansion pack for the popular first-person shooter Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software and released by Valve Software on October 31, 1999. ... In computer science, porting is the process of adapting software so that an executable program can be created for a computing environment that is different from the one for which it was originally designed (e. ... An expansion pack is an addition to an existing computer game. ... Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3, often called THPS3, is a video game in the Tony Hawks series. ... Halo: Combat Evolved, or simply Halo, is a video game in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre, created by the Microsoft-owned Bungie Studios. ... “007” redirects here. ... Brothers In Arms is a 2005 first_person shooter video game being developed by Gearbox Software for the PC (as Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30), PlayStation 2, and Xbox. ... This article is about the towns, cities and countries of Robert Jordans the Wheel of Time fantasy fiction series. ... This article is about the first film in a series. ...


Games developed

Game Compilations featuring Gearbox Software games: Opposing Force is the critically acclaimed first expansion pack for the popular first-person shooter Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software and released by Valve Software on October 31, 1999. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Half-Life For a quantity subject to exponential decay, the half-life is the time required for the quantity to fall to half of its initial value. ... The Dreamcast , code-named White Belt, Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Katana, Shark and Guppy during development) is Segas final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... Half-Life: Blue Shift is the second expansion pack for the first-person shooter computer game Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software and released on June 12, 2001. ... Counter-Strike (CS) is a popular team-based mod of Valves first-person shooter (FPS) Half-Life. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Valve Software is a Bellevue, Washington-based video game developer made famous by its first product, Half-Life, which was released in November 1998. ... Opposing Force is the critically acclaimed first expansion pack for the popular first-person shooter Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software and released by Valve Software on October 31, 1999. ... Half-Life: Blue Shift is the second expansion pack for the first-person shooter computer game Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software and released on June 12, 2001. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... A comparison of the many zombie model incarnations throughout Half-Life. ... Opposing Force is the critically acclaimed first expansion pack for the popular first-person shooter Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software and released by Valve Software on October 31, 1999. ... Half-Life For a quantity subject to exponential decay, the half-life is the time required for the quantity to fall to half of its initial value. ... “PS2” redirects here. ... Half-Life: Decay is an addon for the PlayStation 2 version of the first-person shooter computer game Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software. ... Half-Life: Decay is an addon for the PlayStation 2 version of the first-person shooter computer game Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... PS2 can mean: PlayStation 2 (Sony PS2), sixth-generation video game console PS/2 (IBM Personal System/2 office PCs, or the interface standard for mice and keyboards that the PS/2 series set) Phantasy Star II, second in the Phantasy Star seiries of video games. ... Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3, often called THPS3, is a video game in the Tony Hawks series. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Neversoft or Neversoft Entertainment is a video game developer, founded in 1994 by Joel Jewett, Mick West and Chris Ward. ... Nightfire is a first-person shooter video game based on the James Bond licence. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Halo: Combat Evolved, or simply Halo, is a video game in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre, created by the Microsoft-owned Bungie Studios. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... The first Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, upgraded to a 512K Fat Mac. The Macintosh or Mac, is a line of personal computers designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Apple Computer. ... Bungie is an American video game developer founded in May 1991 under the name Bungie Software Products Corporation (more popularly shortened to Bungie Software) by two undergraduate students at the University of Chicago, Alex Seropian and Jason Jones. ... Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (abbreviated CS:CZ) is the single-player version of the multiplayer game, Counter-Strike. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Ritual Entertainment is a computer game software developer established in 1996 and based in Dallas, Texas. ... Valve Software is a Bellevue, Washington-based video game developer made famous by its first product, Half-Life, which was released in November 1998. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Brothers In Arms is a 2005 first_person shooter video game being developed by Gearbox Software for the PC (as Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30), PlayStation 2, and Xbox. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... “PS2” redirects here. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... “PS2” redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and currently manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil, France. ... Brothers in Arms DS is a game for the Nintendo DS, developed by Gearbox Software and Gameloft, and published by Ubisoft. ... “NDS” redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

  • Half-Life Platinum CollectionPC (November 2000) — Includes Half-Life: Opposing Force, and Counter-Strike.
  • Half-Life Platinum PackPC (August 2002) — Includes Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life: Blue Shift, and Counter-Strike.
  • The Movie CollectionPC (October 2003) — Includes James Bond 007: Nightfire.
  • EA Games CollectionPC (September 2004) — Includes James Bond 007: Nightfire.
  • Half-Life 1 AnthologyPC (September 2005) — Includes Half-Life: Opposing Force, and Half-Life: Blue Shift.
  • Counter-Strike 1 AnthologyPC (September 2005) — Includes Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero.

A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Opposing Force is the critically acclaimed first expansion pack for the popular first-person shooter Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software and released by Valve Software on October 31, 1999. ... Counter-Strike (CS) is a popular team-based mod of Valves first-person shooter (FPS) Half-Life. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Opposing Force is the critically acclaimed first expansion pack for the popular first-person shooter Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software and released by Valve Software on October 31, 1999. ... Half-Life: Blue Shift is the second expansion pack for the first-person shooter computer game Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software and released on June 12, 2001. ... Counter-Strike (CS) is a popular team-based mod of Valves first-person shooter (FPS) Half-Life. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Nightfire is a first-person shooter video game based on the James Bond licence. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Nightfire is a first-person shooter video game based on the James Bond licence. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Opposing Force is the critically acclaimed first expansion pack for the popular first-person shooter Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software and released by Valve Software on October 31, 1999. ... Half-Life: Blue Shift is the second expansion pack for the first-person shooter computer game Half-Life, developed by Gearbox Software and released on June 12, 2001. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... Counter-Strike (CS) is a popular team-based mod of Valves first-person shooter (FPS) Half-Life. ... Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (abbreviated CS:CZ) is the single-player version of the multiplayer game, Counter-Strike. ...

Upcoming games

Brothers In Arms is a 2005 first_person shooter video game being developed by Gearbox Software for the PC (as Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30), PlayStation 2, and Xbox. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... Samba de Amigo is a rhythm game developed by Sonic Team and released in 1999 by Sega in arcades, and in 2000 for the Sega Dreamcast video game console. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... Borderlands is an upcoming science fiction first-person shooter with RPG elements that is currently in development by Gearbox Software for Microsoft Windows platforms, the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... This article is about video games. ... Aliens is a video game that is planned to be released in 2009 for the PC and for Next-Gen consoles. ... A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment; successor to the PlayStation 2. ... This article is about video games. ... Heat is an American made crime/thriller/drama film released on December 15, 1995. ...

Trivia

  • While modeling guns for Counter-Strike, a Gearbox artist carried an Airsoft rifle, to use as a reference, into the elevator of the building housing the development studio. An employee of one of the other businesses in the building, a bank, saw the gun under his coat. Believing it to be a real firearm, the bank teller called the police to tell them the building was being robbed or under attack by terrorists. It wasn't until the SWAT team was called in and began a floor-to-floor search for the "terrorist" that the mistake was realized.[citation needed]
  • Gearbox's business model includes sharing 40% of the net profit from its games with its employees.[citation needed]
  • Prior to Half-Life 2, Gearbox developed or helped develop every Half-Life game except for the original PC Half-Life (Opposing Force, Blue Shift, Counter-Strike, Condition Zero, Half-Life PS2/Decay, Half-Life Dreamcast).
  • Gearbox is one of the few independent developers with their own in-house motion capture studio.[citation needed]

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References

  1. ^ SEGA and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising to bring Alien franchise to next-gen systems. Retrieved on 2006-12-17.
  2. ^ What Happened To Gearbox Software's Heat?. Retrieved on 2007-08-17.

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