Reflexive Entertainment

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Reflexive Entertainment
Private
Industry Video games
Founded 1997
DefunctMay 2010;10 years ago (May 2010)
Headquarters,
United States
Key people
Lars Brubaker
Ernie Ramirez
James Smith
Ion Hardie
ProductsGame development and distribution
Parent Amazon.com
Website http://www.reflexive.com

Reflexive Entertainment was a video game developer based in Lake Forest, California. The company was cofounded by Lars Brubaker, Ernie Ramirez, James Smith and Ion Hardie in 1997. They developed nineteen games independently (for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and Mac platforms), published two games, started distribution of downloadable casual games on their online Arcade, created a division of their Arcade entirely devoted to Mac games for Mac users and started hosting ad supported free online web browser games. [1] In 2005, Reflexive's Wik and the Fable of Souls won three awards at the 2005 Independent Games Festival which included Innovation in Visual Art, Innovation in Game Design and the Seumas McNally Award For Independent Game Of The Year. [2] In October 2008, Reflexive Entertainment was acquired by Amazon.com. [3] On February 3, 2009, Amazon.com began hosting casual game content for internet download. [4]

Contents

On March 31, 2010, Reflexive announced plans to stop selling games through its affiliate program in order to focus entirely on game development. In a letter sent to affiliates, CEO Brubaker stated that the program would continue its business as usual, which included web support and payment of referral fees on game sales until June 30. [5]

Games

All games are developed and published by Reflexive Entertainment unless otherwise stated.

Game titleYear releasedSystemNotes
Swarm 1998 Windows
Star Trek: Away Team 2001WindowsPublished by Activision
Zax: The Alien Hunter 2001WindowsPublished by JoWooD Productions
Ricochet Xtreme 2001Windows
Crimsonland 2003WindowsDeveloped by 10tons Entertainment
Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader 2003WindowsPublished by Interplay Entertainment
Ricochet Lost Worlds 2004 Macintosh, Windows
Wik and the Fable of Souls 2004Windows, Xbox 360 (XBLA)
Ricochet Lost Worlds: Recharged 2004Windows
Big Kahuna Reef 2004Macintosh, Windows
Big Kahuna Words 2005Windows
Mosaic: Tomb of Mystery2006Windows
Big Kahuna Reef 2 2006Macintosh, Windows
Monarch: The Butterfly King2007Windows
Ricochet Infinity 2007Macintosh, Windows, iPhone, PlayStation 3
The Great Tree2007Windows
Airport Mania 2008 iPhone, Macintosh, Windows, nintendo ds
Build In Time2008Macintosh, Windows
Big Kahuna Party 2008 Wii (WiiWare)
Miss Teri Tale: Where's Jason2008Macintosh, WindowsDeveloped by Ouat Entertainment
Music Catch 2008iPhone, Macintosh, Windows
Swarm Gold 2008Macintosh, Windows
Costume Chaos2009Macintosh, Windows
A Fairy Tale 2009Macintosh, Windows
Sprouts Adventure2009Macintosh, Windows
Simplz: Zoo2010Macintosh, Windows
Demolition League2010Web Game (Facebook)

Awards

Ricochet Lost Worlds receives Best Action/Arcade game for 2004 award from RealNetworks

Wik and the Fable of Souls won three awards at the 2005 Independent Games Festival in San Francisco. Wik also won the 2005 Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Award for Downloadable Game of the Year.

Awards:

Downloadable Game of the Year!

(Seumas McNally Award)

Merger

Amazon.com acquired Reflexive Entertainment and as of 2014, it has been merged with the game development subsidiary, Amazon Game Studios, which was founded in 2012.

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References

  1. Reflexive-Inc.com AboutUs Archived 2009-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Reflexive-Inc.com Home Archived 2008-02-29 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Reflexive acquired by Amazon.com Archived 2009-02-20 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2010-04-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. Reflexive shuts down its affiliate program Archived 2010-04-04 at the Wayback Machine
  6. The 10th Annual Independent Games Festival Archived 2012-05-01 at the Wayback Machine