Wideload Games

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Wideload Games was an American video game developer located in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 2003 by Alexander Seropian, the co-founder of Bungie. The company focused on a core team and many external developers in developing games.

They were acquired by The Walt Disney Company on September 8, 2009 to develop original video game properties. After the company underwent corporate restructuring, Wideload was reassigned to make mobile games until March 6, 2014 when the company was shut down.

Logo (October 18, 2005-August 31, 2010)

Visuals: On a blue background, a hippo wearing a headband, sort of, an orange-white striped tank top, and orange shorts, stomps in at the left side of the screen. He stops, inhales and takes a pose like he's on a diving board. He jumps and splashes into the water. The water ripples, revealing the hippo's head and the word "WIDELOAD" with a black outline. The hippo closes its eyes and wiggles its ears, then opens and closes its eyes again quickly.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A stomping sound when the hippo's jogging, a drumroll, the water splashing and rippling, and a gong crash as the hippo and the logo appear.

Availability: Seen on Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse, Hail to the Chimp, and Guilty Party.

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