ArmA’s development firm acquires three new studios

Saturday, 2nd October 2010 22:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Bohemia Interactive announced the company has purchased development firms Altar Games, Black Element Software, and Centauri Production.

All four original development studios will continue operating both individually and cooperatively on various projects, as parts of Bohemia Interactive.

“Game development stands and falls with the skills, vision and enthusiasm of its developers” said Marek Spanel, Bohemia’s CEO. “This acquisition strengthens our studio by adding extremely experienced and talented developers from three different teams at Altar, Black Element and Centauri.

“It is true milestone in our company’s history.”

Known for its military simulators such as Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis and Arma 2, the Bohemia’s new development teams are known for creating a variety of genres:

  • Altar Games – strategy titles Original War and the UFO Trilogy
  • Black Element – action titles Shade: Wrath of Angels, Alpha Prime
  • Centauri Production – adventure title Memento Mori, as well as games for children and family

Nice to see the firm is successful, and recently released standalone expansion pack to Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead and DLC Arma 2: British Armed Forces will be followed by new titles in the near future, according to the press release.

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  1. Old MacDonald

    They must be doing pretty well. Looking forward to their Carrier Command-game too.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. LOLshock94

    making abnother sim??

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DSB

    It’s amazing that they’ve managed to keep their numbers up enough to do that. I guess that comes with being the only studio in the genre. I was pretty sure most of the community had left after ArmA.

    Even if ArmA II was a major improvement, it was still too little, too late.

    I think it’s pretty ironic to see Spanel talking about enthusiasm, after basically having admitted that they didn’t even care when they were making ArmA, it was all about milking it.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Old MacDonald

    LOL: They’re reviving an old ip:

    #4 4 years ago

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