We're a small, passionate team of experienced game development veterans,
proudly located just north of Baltimore, MD, who are excited about the rise of touchscreen
platforms. Originally operating as SecretNewCo, the company was founded in
March of 2013 by Brian Reynolds (Civilization II, Rise of Nations,
FrontierVille) and a gang of longtime collaborators. Big Huge Games is
dedicated to "Finding The Fun" through rapid prototyping and a focus on a
great user experience.
In July 2013, we announced our partnership with Nexon and the development
of our first game, DomiNations. In DomiNations, players begin as
the leader of a tribe in the Stone Age, and must guide their civilization through
all of human history. Along the way, players can form alliances, trade with
their friends, launch raids on their enemies, and defend against attacks from other players.
Big Huge History
DomiNations Press Release
The original Big Huge Games was founded in 2000 with the mission of building
world-class strategy games. Through twelve wonderful years and several award-winning
hits, Big Huge Games built a team that felt more like family than a means to a paycheck.
Shortly after the release of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the studio was shuttered
due to the closure of its then parent company 38 Studios. The rights to the Big Huge
Games name passed to the state of Rhode Island, and with many tears the team dispersed
around the world to pursue new opportunities…
Fast-forward to 2013, when several veterans from the original Big Huge founded
SecretNewCo to create the next generation of deep, well-crafted mobile games. Many
members of the SecretNewCo team had worked at Big Huge at some point during its
twelve-year-run, so when the state of Rhode Island put the rights up for auction, we
were excited by the opportunity to carry on the legacy of the original name. With deepest
respect for everyone touched by the magic of the original studio, we are honored to
bear the torch in the ongoing mission of Big Huge Games: Make great games, and have
a great place to come to work every day!