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Griptonite Games, is an American video game developer developer located in Kirkland, Washington. It is part of super-developer Foundation 9 Entertainment, and was previously a studio of Amaze Entertainment.


Steve Ettinger opened the Seattle division of Realtime Associates in February, 1994. After five and a half years developing many console and handheld games, the Seattle division was acquired by KnowWonder, Inc in November 1999. Several staff from the Realtime contingent continued to work on handheld titles, and became the nucleus of what would be dubbed Griptonite Games,[1] one of three internal studios whose names were coined when KnowWonder, Inc. renamed itself Amaze Entertainment. (the other initial studio names were KnowWonder and Adrenium). Griptonite's initial focus was on Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and eventually Nintendo DS games. In 2005, the Griptonite brand was retired and all games produced by the studio fell under the Amaze Entertainment brand. In 2007, Amaze Entertainment and each of its internal studio was acquired by Foundation 9 Entertainment. In 2008, Foundation 9 relaunched the Griptonite brand to distinguish and recognize the studio in the Foundation 9 family; although the name had not been used publicly since 2005, the studio was still widely referred to as Griptonite throughout the game industry. In July, 2009 the Amaze Entertainment 'console' studio was merged into Griptonite, giving the studio capabilities on all platforms in all genres. J.C. Connors is the current studio head, while Steve Ettinger oversees the studio in his role of Studio VP at Foundation 9.


Name Platform(s) Release date(s)
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters Nintendo DS 2011
Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet Wii / PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 2010 November 16
Where the Wild Things Are PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 / Wii / Nintendo DS 2009 October 13
Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines PlayStation Portable 2009 November 17
X-Men Origins: Wolverine PlayStation Portable / Nintendo DS 2009 May 1
Age of Empires: Mythologies Nintendo DS 2008 November 24
Neopets Puzzle Adventure Nintendo DS 2008 November 25
Ben Stein: It's Trivial iPhone 2008 November 13
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Nintendo DS 2008 October 21
Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir Nintendo DS 2008 September 8
Chimps Ahoy! iPhone 2008 July 11
Disney Friends Nintendo DS 2008 February 26
The Simpsons Game Nintendo DS 2007 October 30
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night Game Boy Advance 2007 October 3
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Nintendo DS 2007 May 22
Bionicle Heroes Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2006 November 14
Eragon Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2006 November 14
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2006 September 12
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Game Boy Advance 2006 March 14
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2006 June 27
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2005 November 15
The Sims 2 Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2005 October 24
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game Game Boy Advance 2005 April 2
Robots Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2005 February 22
The Urbz: Sims in the City Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2004 November 17
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Game Boy Advance 2004 November 2
Digimon Racing Game Boy Advance 2004 September 13
Crushed Baseball Game Boy Advance 2004 August 31
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Game Boy Advance 2004 June 2
The Sims Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance 2003 December 2
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing Game Boy Advance 2003 November 17
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Game Boy Advance 2003 November 6
Daredevil Game Boy Advance 2003 February 5
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Game Boy Color 2002 November 15
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Game Boy Advance 2002 November 12
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance 2001 November 16
All-Star Baseball 2001 Game Boy Color 2000 June 30
NHL Hockey Sega Game Gear 1995


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