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Gearbox Software’s Mission: To Entertain the World.

We are an award-winning, independent developer of interactive entertainment based near Dallas, Texas. Founded in February 1999 by game industry veterans and led to this day by its founding developers, Gearbox Software has distinguished itself as one of the most respected and recognized independent video game makers in the world.

The diverse and passionate members of the Gearbox Software team share a common identity – we feel we were made to set our time and talent towards bringing joy, fun and happiness to our customers through our craft.

Since its inception and our first release, Half-Life: Opposing Force, the talented developers at Gearbox Software have had the pleasure of creating video games for some of the most exciting and revered brands on the planet. The Gearbox Software team has also created original, owned and managed brands including the award winning, best-selling Brothers in Arms series and the record-setting, genre breaking Borderlands franchise. In addition, Gearbox Software has acquired other major video game properties including the Duke Nukem and Homeworld brands. With all of its owned franchises, the people of Gearbox Software enjoy driving and managing a deep portfolio of licensed and internally produced ancillary products including video games, comic books, action figures, apparel, art prints, fictional novels, non-fiction reference books, and linear media content for film and television.

Ultimately, Gearbox Software is a family of talented, inventive and passionate individuals who want to collaborate with smart, committed, capable people with a quality of character that seek to inspire and be inspired – that care about creativity, happiness and the desire to make wonderful, engaging and exciting things that our customers feel is very valuable so that we may learn the lessons of experience together and share together in the rewards from a job well done.

History

1999 Gearbox Software Formed, Half-Life: Opposing Force Released
2000 Half-Life: Counter-Strike Released
2001 Half-Life: Blue Shift and Half-Life PS2 Released
2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PC and James Bond 007: NightFire Released
2003 Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Halo: PC Released
2005 Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood Released
2008 Samba de Amigo and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Released
2009 Gearbox Celebrates 10th Anniversary
2009 Borderlands Released
2010 Gearbox Acquires Duke Nukem Brand
2011 Borderlands sells over 5 million copies
2011 Duke Nukem Forever Released
2011 Held the first Gearbox Community Day in Dallas, TX
2011 Borderlands 2 Announced
2012 Second Gearbox Community Day held in Dallas, TX
2012 Borderlands 2 Released
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines Released
2013 Third Gearbox Community Day held in Dallas, TX
2014 Borderlands 2 sells more than 8.5 million copies, becoming the highest-selling game in 2K history
2014 Gearbox Celebrates 15th Anniversary
2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Announced
2014 Battleborn Announced
2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Released
2015 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Announced
2015 Fourth Gearbox Community Day held at PAX South in San Antonio, TX
2015 Homeworld Remastered Collection Released
2015 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Released
2015 Homeworld Remastered Collection Retail Box Released in EMEA Territories
2015 Gearbox Moves to New Studio in Frisco, Texas
2015 Gearbox Announces Formation of Gearbox Studio Quebec
2016 Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released

History

1999 Gearbox Software Formed, Half-Life: Opposing Force Released
2000 Half-Life: Counter-Strike Released
2001 Half-Life: Blue Shift and Half-Life PS2 Released
2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 PC and James Bond 007: NightFire Released
2003 Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Halo: PC Released
2005 Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 and Earned in Blood Released
2008 Samba de Amigo and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Released
2009 Gearbox Celebrates 10th Anniversary
2009 Borderlands Released
2010 Gearbox Acquires Duke Nukem Brand
2011 Borderlands sells over 5 million copies
2011 Duke Nukem Forever Released
2011 Held the first Gearbox Community Day in Dallas, TX
2011 Borderlands 2 Announced
2012 Second Gearbox Community Day held in Dallas, TX
2012 Borderlands 2 Released
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines Released
2013 Third Gearbox Community Day held in Dallas, TX
2014 Borderlands 2 sells more than 8.5 million copies, becoming the highest-selling game in 2K history
2014 Gearbox Celebrates 15th Anniversary
2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Announced
2014 Battleborn Announced
2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Released
2015 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Announced
2015 Fourth Gearbox Community Day held at PAX South in San Antonio, TX
2015 Homeworld Remastered Collection Released
2015 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Released
2015 Homeworld Remastered Collection Retail Box Released in EMEA Territories
2015 Gearbox Moves to New Studio in Frisco, Texas
2015 Gearbox Announces Formation of Gearbox Studio Quebec
2016 Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Released

The Studio

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Talent

The family at Gearbox is a passionate group always pushing each other forward to greater things. An open culture of communication across all areas of expertise helps the team get better every day at trying to make some of the best entertainment in the world.

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Press Releases

Arid No Longer - Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Out Now on PC

Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox Software proudly present Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak™, the newest installment in the landmark real-time strategy series. Developed by veterans behind of the franchise, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is a new, ground-based prequel to the classic Homeworld games. It is now available for purchase on Steam for $49.99.

Watch the brand new launch trailer now at www.desertsofkharak.com.

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is the story of a dying planet and a perilous expedition to save it. Take control of Rachel S'jet, chief science officer, as she leads a fleet of coalition forces deep into enemy territory in search of the 'primary anomaly’; Kharak slowly seeps into arid ruin, but if rumors are to be believed, there might still be salvation lying in wait.

“Along with Gearbox Software, we are thrilled to be breathing new life into the Homeworld franchise, something we are obviously very passionate about,” said Rob Cunningham, CEO of Blackbird Interactive. “We think fans will love experiencing how the Homeworld story began with Deserts of Kharak.”

“Backing Rob and the team at Blackbird Interactive so that we all could experience an authentic and passionately developed new entry to the Homeworld saga has been a thrill," said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. "When you play Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak I am confident you will feel and appreciate the Blackbird Interactive team's commitment to the real-time-strategy genre as well as their reverence for the very franchise many of them helped to create as part of the original Homeworld development team."

What can players expect from Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak?

Experience an Origin Story

In Deserts of Kharak’s campaign, an anomaly is discovered deep in the southern desert. An expedition is sent, but the story is not that simple. Discover the story of Rachel S'jet as she leads her people on a quest to find their destiny in an exciting campaign.

Heavy-Duty Hardware

Take control of fleets of land and air vehicles – from nimble light attack vehicles to massive heavyweight cruisers – built to conquer the desert.

Massive Environments

Fight your way across massive dune seas, deep craters, and hostile canyons in sprawling maps – all in unprecedented fidelity and scale.

Tactical Combat

Position your fleet to take advantage of the high ground or create ambushes across dune lines in terrestrial combat. Attack your enemies’ resource operations, or assault their military head-on.

Strategic Decisions

Meaningful choices in resource management, fleet composition, and technology research directly impact your chances of survival.

Online Multiplayer

Compete online solo or with friends in a variety of game modes, including ranked play, to rise through the ranks and become the most powerful Fleet Captain on Kharak.

Before you can find your Homeworld, you must first unlock the secrets of the desert. Explore the Deserts of Kharak today: http://store.steampowered.com/app/281610

For more information visit http://www.desertsofkharak.com.

Press headlines

Arid No Longer - Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Out Now on PC

Gearbox Software Launches New Studio In Quebec City To Create All New Games Based on Global Franchise Portfolio

Homeworld Remastered Collection Now Available Across Retail Stores

Ubisoft Announces Retail Version of Homeworld Remastered Collection for Windows PC

Borderlands®: The Handsome Collection™ Now Available

Home At Last: Gearbox Software Announces the Launch of Homeworld Remastered Collection

Gearbox Software Reveals First Tantalizing Footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection; Game Launches February 25

Borderlands®: The Handsome Collection™ Coming to Next-Gen Consoles on March 24, 2015

Borderlands®: The Pre-Sequel™ Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack Available Today

2K Announces Borderlands®: The Pre-Sequel™ Now Available

2K Announces Borderlands®: The Pre-Sequel™ Season Pass for Upcoming Add-On Content

2K, Gearbox Software Announce Next-Gen IP, Battleborn™

2K and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands®: The Pre-Sequel™

Borderlands® 2 Game of the Year Edition Now Available

Mayhem Awaits In Borderlands® 2 $100,000 Loot Hunt

New Borderlands® 2 Downloadable Content Now Available

2K and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands® 2 Game of the Year Edition

2K Announces New Mayhem for Borderlands® 2

Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep Now Available

Borderlands® 2 Psycho Pack Now Available

2K and Gearbox Celebrate Smashing Success of Borderlands® 2 by Increasing Level Cap

Borderlands® 2: Add-On Content Pack Now Available in Stores

Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt Now Available for Borderlands® 2

Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage Now Available for Borderlands® 2

Get Tons of New Loot and ‘Pirate Booty’ with First Add-On Content Campaign for Borderlands® 2 - Now Available Worldwide

2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands® 2 Now Available in North America

SEGA and Fox Consumer Products Announce Aliens: Colonial Marines’ Pre-Order Details and Collector’s Edition

SEGA and Fox Consumer Products to Launch Aliens: Colonial Marines Globally on February 12, 2013

Borderlands(TM) 2 Kicks Off New Era of Shoot and Loot on September 18, 2012

2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands™ 2 in Development

2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce the Wait is Over - Duke Nukem Forever® is Now Available

Duke Nukem Forever® Set to Kick Ass and Chew Bubblegum During The Gadget Show Live 2011

Duke Never Comes Early - 2K Games Announces Shortest Delay in the History of Duke Nukem Forever®

Duke Nukem Forever® Set to Kick Ass and Chew Bubblegum Starting May 3, 2011

Borderlands™ Game of the Year Edition Detonates at Retail Stores Across North America

Duke Nukem Franchise Transferred to Gearbox Software

Hail to the King! 2K Games Announces Duke Nukem Forever® - Seriously - Flying Pigs Spotted Heading Towards Penny Arcade Expo

Borderlands™ Add-on Pack - Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution - Invites Fans Back to Pandora to Battle Claptrap Ninja Assassin

2K Games Doubles Your Pleasure with Borderlands™ Double Game Add-On Pack Available Now

2K Games Continues the Carnage with The Secret Armory of General Knoxx - the Biggest Downloadable Add-on for Borderlands™

2K Games Announces Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, a Villainous Downloadable Addition to Borderlands™, Available Now

2K Games Announces The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, the First Downloadable Expansion for Borderlands™, Available Now

Gearbox Software declares Borderlands the fastest-selling original property video game launch of 2009, and pledges "more to come"

2K Games and Gearbox Software Turn the Conventional First-Person Shooter Genre Upside Down with the Release of Borderlands™

Sega Officially Confirms Downloadable Content for Samba de Amigo

Dynamite Entertainment to Produce Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Comic Series

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Announced

SEGA Gets Shakin' With Samba De Amigo

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

Halo PC Goes Gold

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