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Ensemble Studios
Subsidiary of Microsoft
Industry Video game industry
Fate Disbanded
Successor Robot Entertainment
Bonfire Studios (now Zynga Dallas)
Windstorm Studios
Newtoy, Inc. (now Zynga With Friends)
Founded 1995
Defunct 2009
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Key people
Tony Goodman
John Boog-Scott
Rick Goodman
Products Age of Empires
Age of Mythology
Halo Wars

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.

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