inXile Entertainment

InXile Entertainment is a US-based development studio for computer games. It was founded in late 2002 by Brian Fargo after his retirement from Interplay Productions. The company is based in Newport Beach, California and specializes in computer role-playing games.


In an interview with the online game magazine Joystiq inXiles President Matthew Findley described the genesis of the company name:

" I worked with Brian Fargo at Interplay for a number of years and we both left Interplay at the sametime. We knew we wanted to stay in video games [ ... ] When we were first out there, trying to figure out what to do next, we kinda felt like we were in exile, and we made fake cards with a fake company name just to have a card to go to E3 with. And before we ever thought of the name ' inXile, ' Brian put as his job description on the cards: ' leader in exile. ' "

" I have worked with Brian Fargo several years with Interplay Interplay and we left at about the same time. We knew that we wanted to stay in the game industry [ ... ] When we were there the first time out, we tried to figure out what we should do next, we felt like we were in exile (English: in exile ); and we set the wrong business cards with a bogus companies name to ever have any card for attending the E3. And before we ever thought about the name, inXile ' had been thinking, Brian wrote as a professional designation on his card ,' leader in exile ' (English: leader in exile ). "

In particular, the company achieved greater attention by pursuing former Interplay titles. As the first in-house development inXile published 2004 The Bard's Tale, the fourth part of the same series, which Fargo had developed for Interplay. The fourth part was originally released for Windows, PlayStation 2 and Xbox, followed later also ported to iOS and Android. The program content has been now extended to the original trilogy.

As one of the first companies to inXile involved with another former Interplay license to the triggered by the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter Boom 2012 in the computer game industry. For the project Wasteland 2, which was created in collaboration with author Michael A. Stackpole and creative director Chris Avellone of Obsidian Entertainment, the company received more than 63,000 supporters more than three million U.S. dollars capital. Even during the Kickstarter campaign Brian Fargo developed the program Kicking it Forward. Program participants voluntarily commit to reinvest after completion of their Kickstarter project, then 5% of the revenue generated in other Kickstarter projects. inXile was involved as the first company in this program. Numerous other projects followed suit, including Shadowrun Returns, Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded and Project Eternity.

In December 2012, it was announced that inXile has acquired the name Torment rights. inXile announced, in collaboration with the designers Colin McComb and Kevin Saunders to a spiritual successor to the Interplay title Planescape: Torment to work, which was at that time helped to forge materially from McComb. Since the time required for an official successor to Planescape license was not available to the company's Kickstarter -funded RPG rules Numenera decided instead of the former Planescape authors Monte Cook to use.


InXile Entertainment operates a Webabteilung under the name Sparkworkz. It offers small web games like Fantastic Contraption, which are free to play. Profits generated Sparkworkz through advertising, some of which are passed on to the developers of the games offered. Claims to Sparkworkz The page has over 2.6 million hits a month and 600,000 unique visitors.


  • The Bard's Tale (2004 ) (Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 2, Mac OS, iOS ) (2004 )
  • Line Rider ( 2008) ( Flash, Silverlight, DS, Wii, iOS )
  • Fantastic Contraption (2008) (Flash, iOS )
  • Super Stacker ( 2009) ( iOS )
  • Super Stacker 2 ( 2009) ( iOS )
  • Shape Shape ( 2009) ( iOS )
  • Super Stacker Party ( 2010) ( PlayStation Network)
  • Hunted: The Demon's Forge ( 2011) ( PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows )
  • Choplifter HD ( 2012) ( PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, Windows)
  • Wasteland 2 (2013 ) (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera (2014 ) (Windows, Mac OS, Linux)