Boss Fight Entertainment

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Boss Fight Entertainment
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
PredecessorZynga Dallas
FoundedJune 2013; 10 years ago (2013-06)
HeadquartersAllen, Texas, US
Number of locations
2
Key people
David Rippy, Bill Jackson, Scott Winsett, Stephen Rippy, Dave Luehmann
Number of employees
130
ParentNetflix (2022–present)
Websitebossfightentertainment.com

Boss Fight Entertainment is an American video game development company based in Allen, Texas,[1] with a second studio based in Austin, Texas.[2] Boss Fight was formed by former Zynga Dallas and Ensemble Studios employees in June 2013.

History[edit]

Boss Fight Entertainment was founded by David Rippy, Scott Winsett, and Bill Jackson following the closure of Zynga Dallas in June 2013.

In September 2014, Boss Fight announced that they were working on a game called Dungeon Boss.[3] Big Fish Games was announced as Dungeon Boss's publisher in March 2014.[4]

In May 2015, former Amazon Game Studios director Dave Luehmann joined Boss Fight Entertainment as VP of Production.[5][6] Boss Fight opened an office in Austin, Texas in July 2015.[2]

In March 2022, the studio was acquired by Netflix as part of Netflix's venture into video game offerings.[7]

Games[edit]

Release date Title Platform(s) Genre
March 15, 2021 myVEGAS Bingo iOS
Android
Social Casino/ Bingo
September 7, 2015 Dungeon Boss iOS
Android
Collectible RPG

Office[edit]

Boss Fight's offices at the Cotton Mill in McKinney, TX

Boss Fight's McKinney office was initially located at the newly renovated Cotton Mill, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places listings in Collin County, Texas. Their new headquarters is located in Allen, just north of the Watters Shopping district.[8]

Boss Fight's Austin office is located in the Northwest part of Austin, in an area known as the high-tech corridor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Venture Beat: Leaders of the undead Zynga Dallas team start Boss Fight Entertainment". 2014-02-03.
  2. ^ a b "Boss Fight Entertainment opens new Austin studio". MCV. 3 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Former Zynga CastleVille team creates Dungeon Boss mobile title for Big Fish Games". 2014-09-18.
  4. ^ "Big Fish will publish Boss Fight Entertainment's first casual game". Polygon. 2014-03-14.
  5. ^ "Silicon Angle: Boss Fight Entertainment nabs former Amazon Game Studios Director". 2015-05-05.
  6. ^ "Greg Costikyan Linkedin". Linkedin. Archived from the original on 2015-11-24. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Netflix Acquires Its Third Game Studio, Boss Fight Entertainment". Variety. March 24, 2022. Retrieved March 24, 2022.
  8. ^ "Boss Fight Plays Key Role in Allen, Texas' Economic Growth | Boss Fight Entertainment". bossfightentertainment.com. Retrieved 2019-01-02.

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