Firebrand creates racing games for Nintendo Wii and PC but plans to expand development to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The company developed TrackMania for Wii, TrackMania Turbo for DS, the DS version of Planet 51, Need for Speed NITRO for DS, and many other titles.
- Source: CNBC
Firebrand Games was founded and is run by Mark Greenshields who has been in the games industry his entire career (since 1981). Mark started off as an author of computer books teaching others how to write games and program in assembly language, before progressing to games programming, running development studios, and working in the UK, France, and Canada. One of the earliest million selling titles that Mark was responsible for was “Kick off”. Kick off was the first hugely successful football game (soccer to those in the US) in Europe. As a lifelong racing fan, forming Firebrand was both a good business decision and a dream for Mark. Firebrand was born out of both a desire to create a world class racing studio as well as a having a team of exceptional individuals in the right place. Having started as a small core team of highly experienced developers in Glasgow, Scotland, the company has now expanded with a studio in Florida, USA.