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ZeniMax Sweden AB
Formerly called
MachineGames Sweden AB (2009–2010)
Industry Video game industry
Founded 2009; 8 years ago (2009)
Headquarters Uppsala, Sweden
Key people
Jerk Gustafsson (managing director)
Products Wolfenstein (2014—)
Parent ZeniMax Media

ZeniMax Sweden AB (formerly MachineGames Sweden AB), doing business as MachineGames, is a Swedish video game developer based in Uppsala, Sweden. It was founded in 2009 by Fredrik Ljungdahl, Jerk Gustafsson, Jens Matthies, Jim Kjellin, Kjell Emanuelsson, Magnus Högdahl and Michael Wynne, who were all key members of Starbreeze Studios. All members previously worked on The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004) and The Darkness (2007).[1]

On 5 November 2010, MachineGames was acquired by Bethesda Softworks' parent company ZeniMax Media and renamed ZeniMax Sweden AB.[2] MachineGames developed Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) and its prequel, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (2015), using the id Tech 5 game engine.[3] In 2016, they released an additional episode free for the original Quake in celebration of 20th anniversary for the series.[4][5]

Games developed

Title Year Genre(s) Game engine Platform(s)
Win PS3 PS4 X360 XBO
Wolfenstein: The New Order 2014 id Tech 5 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood 2015 Yes No Yes No Yes
Quake: Dimension of the Past 2016 First-person shooter Quake engine Yes No No No No


  1. ^ Curtis, Tom (4 November 2010). "Report: ZeniMax Acquires Ex-Starbreeze Founder's Studio Machinegames". Gamasutra. UBM TechWeb. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Gilbert, Ben (5 November 2010). "Machinegames purchased by ZeniMax Media, becomes ZeniMax Sweden". Engadget. AOL Tech. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Makuch, Eddie (7 May 2013). "Wolfenstein: The New Order revealed". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
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External links

  • Official website

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