Tilted Mill Entertainment

Last updated
Tilted Mill Entertainment, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Software & programming
Founder Chris Beatrice
Peter Haffenreffer
United States
Products Children of the Nile
Caesar IV
SimCity Societies
Number of employees
Website tiltedmill.com (archived)

Tilted Mill Entertainment is a video game developer located in Winchester, Massachusetts. It was founded in 2002 by former Impressions Games lead designer and general manager Chris Beatrice, business manager Peter Haffenreffer, and designer Jeff Fiske. The studio is known for its city-building games.


The company has employed 20 staff in design, programming, creative, and administrative roles. Tilted Mill is a reference to Don Quixote ("Tilting at windmills"). Tilted Mill developed the fifth game of the SimCity series , titled SimCity Societies (all previous titles had been developed by Maxis). The game, however, was criticized for its lack of the traditional SimCity gaming formula. [1]

On July 11, 2008, Tilted Mill announced the creation of their first independent game titled Hinterland . [2] According to Tilted Mill's website, "In Hinterland, you build up and lead a small village, populated by simple townsfolk struggling to survive and prosper in the wild back country of a medieval fantasy world." The game was released on Steam on 30 September 2008. After starting the development on their next game, Medieval Mayor, the team ceased communication and no more games have been released since then, with Medieval Mayor going into hiatus. No announcements on the fate of the software house has been made, with the last message posted on their Facebook page in 2016. [3]

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  2. Lee, Garnett (2008-07-11). "The day has finally arrived!". tiltedmill.com. Retrieved 2008-07-12.
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