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GameEx
GameEx Logo 2015
2015 GameEx logo
Founded October 2011
Defunct June 2019
Industry Video Games
Type Developer Studio
Status Defunct
Products GameExpo (2011, 2013)
Quadratum (2012)
The NeXT Generation (2012, 2014)
SoundWave (2013)
MusicPlayer (2014)
Website T-Games Legacy Website

GameEx was a developer studio based in LittleBigPlanet that released and designed proprietary products. Founded in October 2011 by Billy Anderson, it was the leading successful subsidiary of T-Games before its closure in 2019. It went on to operate independently under the T-Games Legacy title until the studio's closure in June 2019.

GameEx was responsible for the development of LittleBigPlanet console lines including GameExpo, Quadratum, the NeXT Generation, SoundWave, and MusicPlayer, most of which garnered the attention of several developers and wide adoption. In addition to producing the consoles themselves, the studio also created first-party exclusive games, accessories, and peripherals.

History

GameExpo and GameExpo II(2011)

GameExpo III Logo

GameExpo III Logo

Main Article: GameExpo

GameExpo was a line of video game consoles in LittleBigPlanet. The first console in the line, GameExpo Classic, was created independently by Billy Anderson on behalf of T-Games, and was released on June 26, 2011. GameEx acquired development of the GameExpo line in October of 2011, and created several different collectible 'skins' for the console in order to celebrate several seasons, such as Halloween and Christmas as well as creating the PlayStation Move fork, GameWave.

Not long after GameEx's acquisition of the GameExpo line, T-Games member ZeusInTraining submitted a design intended to be a refresh for the GameExpo Classic to GameEx. Development on this design evolved into the development of a successor to the GameExpo Classic, GameExpo II, which was released on November 9, 2011. Upon the release of the GameExpo II, GameEx re-branded the 'GameExpo' to 'GameExpo Classic'.

During March of 2013, after the full discontinuation of Quadratum, GameEx shifted their focus to modernizing the GameExpo line. Thus, development on GameExpo III began. GameExpo III was eventually released on June 26th, 2013, the 2nd anniversary of the GameExpo line.

Quadratum (2012)

Quadratum

Quadratum 'Doodle' Logo

Main Article: Quadratum

Quadratum was the first multimedia console within LittleBigPlanet. GameEx collaborated with robbit10 to bring the concepts of JukeBox XI and GameExpo II together to create a media console.

Quadratum released on March 1, 2012, and was advertised as an advanced replacement to the GameExpo and JukeBox XI lines. Upon release of the console , robbit10 left development. As a result, GameEx pioneered the rest of its development with updates post-release and an addition to the line titled Quadratum Musica. Eventually, GameEx dropped support for the line as tensions arose between GameEx lead developer Billy Anderson and robbit10.

The NeXT Generation (2012)

NeXT

NeXT 'Doodle' Logo

Main Article: The NeXT Generation

In 2012 ZeusInTraining submitted a new console design that he imagined as the third main GameExpo project. Since the new design aspects created backwards compatibility issues, the project was re-branded to 'The NeXT Generation'.

The NeXT Generation was the first product designed in-house by GameEx without acquisition from another party. It launched on August 32, 2012 as the NeXT and NeXT Audio.

The line quickly gained new additions such as the NeXT Ubique, the NeXT S, and the NeXT mini. GameEx also developed official accessories for the line.

SoundWave (2013)

SoundWave was a music player within LittleBigPlanet that operated on a modified GameExpo Classic engine. As the engines and cartridges between the GameExpo and SoundWave lines were compatible, they were officially regarded as being 'Sister lines' by GameEx.

The SoundWave was released on August 21, 2013 and subsequently discontinued on February 19, 2014 in order to support the expansion of The NeXT Generation.

MusicPlayer (2014)

Main Article: MusicPlayer

The MusicPlayer is a music player within LittleBigPlanet 3 that was initally created by GameEx before development was handed over to Trixel Creative for its re-release in 2019.

Initially the device was released on December 24, 2014. However, it was then taken down and re-released on December 28, 2014. As LittleBigPlanet 3's first console, it featured GameEx's 'Fluid' engine, which was designed much differently than any of GameEx's previous engine installments.

2018 and closure

After development on MusicPlayer was handed to Trixel Creative in 2018 and the subsequent closure of T-Games in 2019, GameEx operated as an independent group and focussed on their core consoles lines (GameExpo, Quadratum and The NeXT Generation), releasing updates for the NeXT as T-Games Legacy.

GameEx ceased all operation in June 2019.

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