GoldFire Studios is a web-based game development studio located in downtown Oklahoma City. We specialize in browser-based, real-time multiplayer games that utilize the latest web technologies such as HTML5, Node.js and MongoDB. Our goal is to turn the web into the ultimate gaming platform by providing truly original gaming experiences for players all over the world. We envision a future of truly social games where community is the focus, and "social" actually means social interactions, not just a connection to a social network.
GoldFire Studios got its roots in 2002 when 13 year-old James Simpson, current CEO of GoldFire Studios, had just gotten a home computer. He was fascinated by the vast potential of the web, and began teaching himself programming, design and business tactics before selling his first game, a virtual pet game titled Venetopia, at the age of 14.
Development on entertainment-related websites continued through high school, building a close community of gamers along the way. Some of the more notable developments include Apex Web Gaming (one of the largest game directories at the time), Eternal Kingdoms (browser game acquired by Bored.com), NexGenWars (live game console sales counter, helped to fuel the fanboy wars and generated world-wide press coverage) and countless others.
It wasn't until the summer of 2008, after the successful launch of PokerRPG, that GoldFire Studios was officially founded and incorporated. Around this same time, while James was attending the University of Oklahoma, work began on the second major game release under the GoldFire Studios name: BC Wars, the prehistoric MMORPG.
After James graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management in the spring of 2011, work began on shaping GoldFire Studios into a company with a more defined product vision. So was born the GoldFire Network.
The GoldFire Network began development in the fall of 2011 and launched to the public in March of 2012. It is an ambitious attempt to create a social gaming platform where community and true social interactions are the focus. The platform is built to be cross platform by using cutting edge web technologies like WebSockets, Canvas, Node.js and MongoDB.
The summer of 2012 continued to be eventful as GoldFire Studios received its first seed investment from Oklahoma City-based startup accelerator, VentureSpur. The team also began to expand throughout the fall and into the spring. With funding in place and a team rounding out, work also began on GoldFire Studios' most ambitious title yet: CasinoRPG.
2013 looks to be another eventful year for GoldFire Studios, with a successful Kickstarter campaign under its belt, further team expansion and the public launch of CasinoRPG. Plans for the future include further team growth, more amazing web games and the opening of the GoldFire Network for third-party developers.