Griptonite Games

Griptonite Games
Subsidiary of Glu Mobile
Industry Computer and video games
Headquarters Kirkland, Washington, U.S
Key people
Steve Ettinger
Parent Glu Mobile

Griptonite Games is an American video game developer located in Kirkland, Washington. It is wholly owned by Glu Mobile, but used to be a part of super-developer Foundation 9 Entertainment, where it was a studio of Amaze Entertainment. No games have been developed since 2011.


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 Games). Griptonite's initial focus was on Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and eventually some 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. On August 2, 2011, Glu Mobile acquired Griptonite Games. Its staff of 200 "approximately doubles" Glu's internal development capacity.[2]


Name Platform(s) Year released
Shinobi Nintendo 3DS 2011
Kung Fu Panda 2 PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 / Wii 2011
Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 / Wii 2011
The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns - Again! PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 / Wii / Nintendo DS 2011
Captain America: Super Soldier Nintendo DS 2011
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters Wii / Nintendo DS / Nintendo 3DS 2011
The Penguins of Madagascar Nintendo DS 2010
Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet Wii / PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 2010
Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction Nintendo DS 2010
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Nintendo DS 2010
Daniel X: The Ultimate Power Nintendo DS 2010
Iron Man 2 Nintendo DS 2010
Assassin's Creed II: Discovery Nintendo DS / iOS 2009
Where the Wild Things Are PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360 / Wii 2009
Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines PlayStation Portable 2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine PlayStation Portable / Nintendo DS 2009
Age of Empires: Mythologies Nintendo DS 2008
Neopets Puzzle Adventure Nintendo DS 2008
Ben Stein: It's Trivial iPhone 2008
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Nintendo DS 2008
Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir Nintendo DS 2008
Chimps Ahoy! iPhone 2008
Disney Friends Nintendo DS 2008
The Simpsons Game Nintendo DS 2007
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night Game Boy Advance 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Nintendo DS 2007
Bionicle Heroes Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2006
Eragon Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2006
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2006
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Game Boy Advance 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2006
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2005
The Sims 2 Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2005
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game Game Boy Advance 2005
Robots Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2005
The Urbz: Sims in the City Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance 2004
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Game Boy Advance 2004
Digimon Racing Game Boy Advance 2004
Crushed Baseball Game Boy Advance 2004
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Game Boy Advance 2004
The Sims Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance 2003
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing Game Boy Advance 2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Game Boy Advance 2003
Daredevil Game Boy Advance 2003
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Game Boy Color 2002
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Game Boy Advance 2002
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance 2001
All-Star Baseball 2001 Game Boy Color 2000

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