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Websiteinstantaction.com
Blogblog.instantactio...
Twitter@InstantAction
CategoryGames/Entertainment
Phone(541) 345-3040
Emailbizdev@garagegame...
Employees100
Founded1999

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245 NW 5th Ave
Portland, OR, 97401
USA
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InstantAction Closed down on November 12, 2010

InstantAction

InstantAction is a game developer, publisher, and technology provider.

InstantAction is a platform that enables games of any scope and fidelity to be distributed online via a web browser. We believe the web is the next frontier for the games industry and are building all of the tools necessary to empower game publishers and developers of any size.

InstantAction is a wholly owned subsidiary of the media conglomerate IAC/InterActiveCorp. Prior to InstantAction, the company was known as GarageGames, a company which IAC acquired and used to build InstantAction.

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Websitegaragegames.com
StageLive
Launch DateApril 8, 2000
Tags games, game-technology, game-engines, torque

Best known as the as the makers of Frontline award-winning (2008) Torque 3D and Frontline award-nominated (2005) Torque 2D, Torque’s cross-platform technology has been selected by studios around the globe to bring hundreds of titles across every genre to market. The most widely used game engine technology in the industry, Torque has been licensed by Electronic Arts, BioWare, NCsoft, Activision and Ubisoft as well as hundreds of educational institutions. Torque is carving out new space for developers to quickly bring quality products to emerging platforms by offering a consistent toolset for rapid iteration and easy deployment to Windows, Mac, Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, iPhone, and Facebook. From virtual worlds to first person shooters, educational to casual games, Torque is the preferred platform for a user base that is 150,000 strong and growing.

Torque development is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.

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Above: GarageGames Screenshot -- #1
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InstantAction

Websiteinstantaction.com
Blogblog.instantaction.com
StageBeta
Launch DateMarch 8, 2008
Closed DateNovember 11, 2010
Closed Postblog.oregonlive.com/siliconforest/2010/11/instantaction_formerly_garage.html

InstantAction brings together all the bells and whistles of console gaming with the immediacy of the web to deliver socially enabled, 3-D multiplayer gaming experiences via the browser. A few featured games include Marble Blast Online, ThinkTanks, and Cyclomite.

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Above: InstantAction
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Uploaded: 12/22/08

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