Pipeworks is a world-class games-as-a-service studio creating the next generation of live games for console, PC, tablet, and mobile players. Fifteen years of innovation have led us to the next big thing: brilliant live games that are cloud-connected, data-rich, and continuously updated to keep our players having fun and coming back for more - no matter what device they like to play games on. We are a complete games-as-a-service developer backed by Foundation 9 Entertainment with great people, proven technology, and a long track record of creating best-selling games for the new generation of players.
Pipeworks is dedicated to developing and operating the best live games on all platforms and devices. Great games, full live teams, proven COSOMO™ back-end technology, and sophisticated data/business intelligence.
EXPERIENCE MEETS INNOVATION
Pipeworks has always focused on innovation and execution. From launch titles for new platforms, to transplatform/multiscreen experiences, to sophisticated simulation games for the armed services, we push the limits and always pull it off.
WE CREATE HITS
World Series of Poker: Full House Pro and Wheel of Fortune. Zumba Fitness and Dancing with the Stars. Deadliest Warrior and Devil May Cry HD Collection. Rampage and Godzilla. Pipeworks conceives and creates the most innovative games on the market today.
We are proud of our longstanding relationships with clients and partners in four markets: Games, Media & Entertainment, Defense, and Corporate. Our diversity has enabled us to create world-class technology with great benefits to other markets, such as simulation games with analytics that can effectively train our armed forces. Meanwhile, our complete games-as-a-service capabilities enable our clients to trust us to take care of business in a way that few developers can.
During our 10-year relationship with the U.S. Department of Defense, Pipeworks has created state-of-the-art simulation "games" used for training members of the military with proven effectiveness. Our back-end technology provides powerful tools and analytics for instructors.
MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
Throughout our history we've worked closely with media & entertainment companies creating hit games that are true to their IP. Now, media companies often come to us directly for turnkey games-as-a-service solutions to bring their properties to market and beyond.
We've worked with the top game publishers in the world on all platforms. In a live games world, publishers trust Pipeworks to provide services and expertise that most developers can't, including backend tech, live ops, community management, cert/stress testing, and BI results.
Whether it's a game portal with a powerful digital loyalty system, an award-winning factory simulation, or a Kinect-powered virtual shopping app, corporate clients trust Pipeworks to create innovative commercial solutions leveraging our state-of-the-art live game technology.
OUR LATEST GAMES
At Pipeworks, our teams are passionate about creating great live games that are perfectly in tune with their players, IP, and platforms. We are not a one-dimensional studio. The depth and breadth of our portfolio is one of the hallmarks of Pipeworks. Three #1 games to date (Zumba Fitness, Deadliest Warrior, and Deadliest Warrior: Legends) and many million-sellers are testaments to our ability to create hit after hit.
In the olden days, games came on a plastic disc in a cardboard box. Players would go to the mall, pick up a game for 60 bucks, and—if enough people did the same thing—a sequel would come out a year or two later. Now, games are digital and players can download them on demand, often for free. Players are instantly connected with their friends and competitors, and fresh content is available all the time.
This brave new world is called "Games-as-a-Service." It's an awkward name with profound implications, like MP3s replacing CDs or on-demand movies replacing DVDs. Live games, as we like to call them, originated with MMOs (massively multiplayer online games) and really took off when mobile games exploded. Now, with next-generation consoles embracing games-as-a-service, live games are the norm and—most important—what the new generation of players expects.
Pipeworks embraced live games years ago when the future was still the future. We create brilliant live games for all platforms that have deep data insights, social connections, and always fresh content that keeps our players having fun and coming back for more.
Not only do we develop games for all console, PC, tablet, and mobile platforms, Pipeworks is one of the only studios in the world that can connect devices together for transplatform multiplayer, multiscreen interactions and persistence across screens.
COSOMO™ BACKEND TECHNOLOGY
Our proven, scalable COSOMO™ cloud-based technology handles all gameplay servers, social interactions, in-game economies, data analytics and warehousing, content management, and web connections.
Economy design should be integral and organic to the player's experience. We create sophisticated simulations to model monetization potential, monitor KPIs daily, and optimize the live economy to maximize business performance.
Life begins at launch. Our live teams provide dedicated content and feature updates, multiplatform deployments, scalable cloud server management, and management of economy, community, support, and testing teams.
DATA ANALYTICS/BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Pipeworks offers expert data design, informative and accessible dashboards, complete game and economic telemetry on any platform, and data warehousing to secure critical game data.
Community is integral to user acquisition and retention. We build and engage community well before launch through dedicated websites, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and fan forums.
QUALITY ASSURANCE TESTING
Our excellent in-house quality assurance group can handle all testing, including functional testing, play testing, pre-certification, stress testing, build validation, and A/B testing.
Live games exist in a dynamic environment that's changing all the time. Our teams are there throughout the life cycle to ensure that games are up and running at their best.
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Pipeworks is a great place to work. We're a studio with talented people, cutting-edge projects, stability, and variety—all in a location with a wonderful quality of life. Our culture embraces creativity and technology, work and play, experience and innovation, teamwork and entrepreneurship. If you are talented, motivated, seeking both challenge and balance, and passionate about making the next generation of live games, check us out.
LIFE IN EUGENE, OREGON
A vibrant college town, the home of the University of Oregon, Eugene is minutes from Oregon wine country and fly-fishing, an hour from the amazing Oregon coast, the beautiful Cascade Mountains and skiing, and a couple of hours from the hipster mecca of Portland. It's a place where people really enjoy the outdoors, and no, it doesn't rain nearly as much as it does in Seattle.
The Pipeworks studio is in the heart of downtown Eugene. There are lots of places to walk to for lunch, several nearby arcades, events and festivals most weekends, and a lively arts scene. And the food: Northwest cuisine is everything it’s hyped up to be. Add in amazing coffee, Oregon wines, and the center of the craft beer world, and there’s nothing Eugene doesn’t have.
Eugene is a great place to live and a great place to raise a family. Especially compared with other game centers, the cost of living is surprisingly low here. Homes are affordable. There’s (literally) no traffic, free parking everywhere, baristas that know your name, and an airport where security lines are nonexistent. A great combination of lots-to-do, low cost of living, and the great outdoors—What’s not to love?