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Industry Video game industry
Founded 2009 (2009)
Founder Jake Kazdal
Headquarters Seattle, Washington, United States
Key people
Jake Kazdal(CEO)
Products Skulls of the Shogun
Galak-Z: The Dimensional
Website www.17-bit.com

17-Bit is an indie video game developer and the creator of Skulls of the Shogun and Galak-Z: The Dimensional.[1] The company was founded in 2009 by Jake Kazdal, formerly a Sega developer, who wants to make games with a 16-bit era aesthetic,[1] it was known as Haunted Temple Studios until it changed its name to 17-Bit in May 2012 with a logo designed by Cory Schmitz.[2] Gamasutra described the team as an example of successful indie cross-platform development for its work on Skulls of the Shogun.[3] GungHo Online Entertainment became 17-Bit's house publisher in October 2014 as the developer worked on Galak-Z.[4][5] Kazdal of 17-Bit was invited to speak on creating studio culture at the 2013 Game Developers Conference.[6]


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