Grove Street Games
Media Kit

Grove Street Games
Media Kit

Overview

Grove Street Games was launched in 2007 under the name War Drum Studios. The studio has seen success through the many games they have ported to several platforms, making them accessible for a wide-range of audiences. 

Grove Street Games has been an influential developer for 12 years and counting. They have delighted fans of the world’s greatest games with bold interpretations on new platforms, and have delivered fresh and original games to millions of happy players. They have grown to be a leader in the industry because of their commitment to building incredible and accessible gaming experiences. Their games can be found worldwide across all major gaming devices, including consoles, PC, Android, and iOS.

Grove Street Games was launched in 2007, originally under the name War Drum Studios. The studios is located in Gainesville, FL.

For more information, please email contact@grovestreetgames.com

Overview

Grove Street Games was launched in 2007 under the name War Drum Studios. The studio has seen success through the many games they have ported to several platforms, making them accessible for a wide-range of audiences. 

Grove Street Games has been an influential developer for 12 years and counting. They have delighted fans of the world’s greatest games with bold interpretations on new platforms, and have delivered fresh and original games to millions of happy players. They have grown to be a leader in the industry because of their commitment to building incredible and accessible gaming experiences. Their games can be found worldwide across all major gaming devices, including consoles, PC, Android, and iOS.

Grove Street Games was launched in 2007, originally under the name War Drum Studios. The studios is located in Gainesville, FL.

For more information, please email contact@grovestreetgames.com

After over 12 years in the game development industry, War Drum Studios will officially change its name to Grove Street Games.

The choice to update our name was inspired by our devotion to our community, as we are located in the Grove Street Neighborhood in Gainesville, Florida.

Gainesville has served as a source of diverse and talented team members, a place of inspiration, and an exciting home base for our studio for over a decade.

As War Drum Studios, we have represented over $200 million in users and over 50 million downloads since our inauguration. Of our fourteen titles, seven have reached the top of the worldwide charts on iOS and Android, some of them repeatedly.

As Grove Street Games, we are excited to continue building distinguished games for our community and clients such as the Grand Theft Auto series with Rockstar Games, ARK: Survival Evolved with Studio Wildcard, and Auralux: Constellations with E McNeill. We look to cultivate these partnerships and perform even better under our new moniker.

Our persistence down this path of innovation requires us to represent ourselves with a more apt name; one that manifests our successes and our journey towards new and exciting opportunities, better represents our broad and successful portfolio, and honors our local community.

For more information, please email: contact@grovestreetgames.com

Press Release

Press Release

After over 12 years in the game development industry, War Drum Studios will officially change its name to Grove Street Games.

The choice to update our name was inspired by our devotion to our community, as we are located in the Grove Street Neighborhood in Gainesville, Florida.

Gainesville has served as a source of diverse and talented team members, a place of inspiration, and an exciting home base for our studio for over a decade.

As War Drum Studios, we have represented over $200 million in users and over 50 million downloads since our inauguration. Of our fourteen titles, seven have reached the top of the worldwide charts on iOS and Android, some of them repeatedly.

As Grove Street Games, we are excited to continue building distinguished games for our community and clients such as the Grand Theft Auto series with Rockstar Games, ARK: Survival Evolved with Studio Wildcard, and Auralux: Constellations with E McNeill. We look to cultivate these partnerships and perform even better under our new moniker.

Our persistence down this path of innovation requires us to represent ourselves with a more apt name; one that manifests our successes and our journey towards new and exciting opportunities, better represents our broad and successful portfolio, and honors our local community.

For more information, please email: contact@grovestreetgames.com

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THomas Williamson, CEO & Co-Founder

Thomas founded Grove Street Games in 2007 after working as the Technical Director at Artificial Studios. His many years of experience as a project lead has given Grove Street the ability to master a balance between dedicated, passionate employees and successfully crafted games. Over the years, these games have become world-wide critical and commercial hits.
  

Thomas lives in Gainesville along with his family and enjoys running, college football, and debating movie details.

Michael Owen, CTO & Co-Founder

Mike’s journey started with a BS at the University of Florida. He then spent 6 years as as a hardware level programmer for a Polysomnography company. He came back to Gainesville to work for 15 yrs as a Systems Programmer before embarking on his greatest adventure of helping to start and make Grove Street Games amazing.

Mike has spent over a decade working with the some of the best people in the industry.

Morgan Hughes, CoO & Art Director

Starting as an intern in 2008, Morgan worked her way up to leading the art team at Grove Street Games by 2010. Over the past decade, her expertise grew until it extended to all studio operations, officially becoming COO in 2019. While still directing game art on all of our projects, you’ll find Morgan behind the scenes managing production and outsourcing. 

Sometimes though, she’s back to her roots, huddled in a corner with an art intern nerding out over a fancy new material.

Leadership

Leadership

THomas Williamson

CEO & Co-Founder

Thomas founded Grove Street Games in 2007 after working as the Technical Director at Artificial Studios. His many years of experience as a project lead has given Grove Street the ability to master a balance between dedicated, passionate employees and successfully crafted games. Over the years, these games have become world-wide critical and commercial hits.
  

Thomas lives in Gainesville along with his family and enjoys running, college football, and debating movie details.

Michael Owen

CTO & Co-Founder

Mike’s journey started with a BS At the University of Florida, 6 years as as a hardware level programmer (EEG/EKG/low level hardware integration) for a Polysomnography company. He came back to Gainesville to work for 15 yrs as a Systems Programmer (Networking/Database/Mainframe/Automation) before embarking on his greatest adventure of helping to start and make War Drum Studios amazing.

Mike has spent over a decade working with the some of the best people in the industry.

Morgan Hughes

CoO & Art Director

Starting as an intern in 2008, Morgan worked her way up to leading the art team at Grove Street Games by 2010. Over the past decade, her expertise grew until it extended to all studio operations, officially becoming COO in 2019. While still directing game art on all of our projects, you’ll find Morgan behind the scenes managing production and outsourcing. 

Sometimes though, she’s back to her roots, huddled in a corner with an art intern nerding out over a fancy new material.

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