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GarageGames, now re-named to Torque, are creators of the Torque Game Engine
and have provided professional level cross-platform technology and tools since 2000. The Torque Game Engine was the original technology behind the Tribes franchise
, and has been used since to develop games such as Marble Blast Ultra
, Fallen Empire: Legions
and Rokkitball. It has also been licensed by companies such as Electronic Arts
and Vivendi Universal
Current Game Engines Torque 3D Torque 2D
, previously TGB
Discontinued/Past Game Engines Torque Game Engine Torque Game Engine Advanced
iTorque 3D, previously named iTGE
GarageGames was founded in 2000 after Sierra shutdown its subsidiary company Dynamix by four ex-employees; Jeff Tunnell
, Tim Gift, Rick Overman
, and Mark Frohnmayer
. The name originated after the team of four, quite literally, worked in a garage to release the first iteration of their Torque Game Engine, a modified version of the Tribes 2
engine, in August of 2001. Their aim was, and still is, to provide the necessary tools to anyone interested in making and publishing games without having to pay a high-end price.
In 2007, after Barry Diller and InteractiveCorp bought a majority share of the company, GarageGames announced development of a new game platform called InstantAction
. The site went public in March of 2008 and currently hosts 8 games, a number of which were created by GarageGames themselves.