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Type Subsidiary of Microsoft Studios
Industry Interactive entertainment
Computer and video games
Founded 2007
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Key people Hanno Lemke (co-founder and CEO)
Wil Mozell (co-founder and studio president)
Erik Kiss (co-founder)
Don Mattrick (co-founder)
Products Video games
Owners Microsoft
Parent Microsoft Studios (2009-present)
Website BigPark

BigPark is a Canadian video game developer owned by Microsoft Studios.


Microsoft acquired BigPark in 2009, a few months prior to the announcement of the Kinect sensor (known then as "Project Natal").[1] Their first project was to be Joy Ride, a casual racing title which incorporated Xbox Live Avatars. The game was originally intended to be a free Xbox Live Arcade game, but was eventually renamed Kinect Joy Ride and became a launch title for Kinect.



  1. ^ "Microsoft Agrees to Acquire BigPark Inc.".  

External links

  • Official website

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