Bonfire Studios rises from Ensemble’s ashes

Friday, 20th February 2009 06:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Bonfire Studios has been announced, the second outfit to emerge from the death of Ensemble. Robot Entertainment was formed earlier this week.

The new company’s based in Dallas, Texas, and is working on a “fast, fun and addictive game,” according to its site.

“Most of the core team from Ensemble Studios that created Halo Wars is working on this game.”

“Ensemble had an incredible group of highly talented people and the companies coming out of it are really made up of the best of the best. Ensemble was one of the few studios with two A-teams,” said David Rippy, studio president.

“We are already working on an original IP that we’ll start talking about in the next few months.”

Bonfire has taken 35 staff from the now defunct Ensemble.



  1. Blerk

    Man, it didn’t take either of these teams long to get going on new products. It’s almost like… they’d started them before Ensemble actually broke up. Or something. :-)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    They were talking about the new studios months ago, innit. I guess that’s one of the advantages of knowing when you’re going to be fired :)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Syrok

    I’ve never seen this word before: emerg


    #3 6 years ago

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