Ensemble Studios was a video game developer. It was founded in 1995 at first as an independent company. It was founded by Tony Goodman, Rick Goodman and John Boog-Scott. It was acquired by Microsoft in 2001 and operated as an internal studio until 2009, when it was officially disbanded. Ensemble developed many real-time strategy games, including the Age of Empires game series, Age of Mythology, and Halo Wars. In addition to game development, Ensemble Studios also made the Genie Game Engine used in Age of Empires, Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, and Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds.
|Type||Subsidiary of Microsoft|
|Industry||Video game industry|
Bonfire Studios (now Zynga Dallas)
Newtoy, Inc. (now Zynga With Friends)
|Headquarters||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
|Products||Age of Empires|
Age of Mythology
- "Microsoft to acquire Ensemble Studios". GameSpot. May 3, 2001. Retrieved July 6, 2019.