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Offset Software was a video game development company based in Newport Beach, California. It was founded by Sam McGrath, Travis Stringer, Trevor Stringer and Rod Green; except for Green, they had worked for S2 Games developing Savage: The Battle for Newerth,[1] which won the grand prize at the Independent Games Festival in 2004.[2]

The company had one game under development, a first-person "shooter" with the working title "Project Offset". (Some official preview videos have shown third-person views for close-quarters combat.) The game featured a detailed high fantasy world. It was showcased on Attack of the Show! in 2005.[3]

In February 2008, Intel acquired Offset Software,[4] having purchased the Havok engine in 2007.[5]

Intel canceled the game in mid 2010, citing "recent changes in our product roadmap" (possibly meaning the failure of Larrabee as a consumer product).[6] The founders of Offset Software have moved to a new game development studio named Fractiv LLC.[7]

References

  1. Peplinski, Jon (September 3, 2005). "Project Offset Article". SFFWorld.com. Archived from the original on December 22, 2009. http://www.webcitation.org/5mCs7yZpW. Retrieved December 22, 2009. 
  2. The 12th Annual Independent Games Festival - 2004 Finalists & Winners. Independent Games Festival. Archived from the original on December 22, 2009 Retrieved on December 22, 2009.
  3. Project Offset, The Lush, Chris Gore. Attack of the Show! (October 25, 2005). Archived from the original on December 22, 2009 Retrieved on December 22, 2009.
  4. "Intel Acquires Offset Software, Project Offset Engine". Gamasutra. February 25, 2008. Archived from the original on December 22, 2009. http://www.webcitation.org/5mCrF9Uss. Retrieved December 22, 2009. 
  5. Hruska, Joel (February 25, 2008). "Why Intel bought Project Offset and the Offset Engine". Ars Technica. Archived from the original on December 22, 2009. http://www.webcitation.org/5mCrNElKd. Retrieved December 22, 2009. 
  6. Callaham, John (July 1, 2010). "Project Offset officially shut down at Intel; founders launch Fractiv LLC". Big Download. http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/07/01/project-offset-officially-shut-down-at-intel-founders-launches/. 
  7. www.fractiv.com

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