Gearbox Entertainment Company is a Frisco, Texas–based award-winning, independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment. With a mission to entertain the world, Gearbox was founded in 1999 by game industry veterans and its first release was Half-Life: Opposing Force.
Gearbox Entertainment is composed of 4 units:
Gearbox Software, a creative developer of multiple original AAA game titles and franchises.
Gearbox Publishing, the publishing unit has over the past few years established itself on the North American scene, focused on bringing titles from top independent developers to market.
Gearbox Studios, which oversees and guides full maximization of their IPs and transmedia including the development of television, motion picture, and other related adaptations of their intellectual property.
Gearbox Properties supports the vision of Gearbox Studios by guiding the collective vision, the creation growth, and strategy of Gearbox Entertainment universes, characters and products, and serves as a coordination unit for transmedia and business units for their valuable IPs.
Gearbox Entertainment became part of Embracer in April 2021, forming the 7th Operative Group.
Embracer Group is a parent company of businesses led by entrepreneurs in PC, console, mobile and board games and other related media. The Group has an extensive catalog of over 850 owned or controlled franchises.
With its head office based in Karlstad, Sweden, Embracer Group has a global presence through its twelve operative groups: THQ Nordic, PLAION, Coffee Stain, Amplifier Game Invest, Saber Interactive, DECA Games, Gearbox Entertainment, Easybrain, Asmodee, Dark Horse, Freemode and Crystal Dynamics - Eidos Montréal. The Group has 132 internal game development studios and is engaging more than 15,731 employees and contracted employees in more than 40 countries.