Kesmai Corporation, through its GameStorm, ARIES Online Games, and Kesmai Studios business units, is the world's premier developer, publisher, and retailer of multiplayer online games. Founded in 1981 and a unit of Electronic Arts, Kesmai pioneered the multiplayer games industry and today is the undisputed industry leader.
The Charlottesville, Virginia-based Kesmai Corporation is a unit of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS). Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.2 billion for fiscal 1999. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for personal computers and video game systems such as the PlayStation® and the Nintendo® 64. Electronic Arts markets its products under eight brand names: Electronic Arts™, EA SPORTS™, Maxis™, ORIGIN™, Bullfrog™ Productions, Westwood Studios™, and Jane's® Combat Simulations. EA has international subsidiaries or distribution in more than 75 countries worldwide. The company has fourteen major development operations located throughout the world based in Redwood City, Carlsbad, Irvine and Walnut Creek, Calif.; Baltimore, Maryland; Charlottesville, Virginia; Austin, Texas; Maitland, Florida; Seattle, Washington; Las Vegas, Nevada; Vancouver, British Columbia; the Gold Coast, Australia; the United Kingdom and Japan. Electronic Arts
Kesmai Studios is the development arm of Kesmai Corporation. A pioneer in the online gaming industry, Kesmai Studios' early titles were text-based MUDS and role-playing games such as Dungeons of KesmaiTM, Mega Wars III®, the long-running Island of KesmaiTM, and Stellar WarriorTM. In 1987, Kesmai Studios launched the world's first graphic multiplayer online game, Air Warrior®.
Air Warrior® was the first of its kind, establishing a whole new standard in online gaming and rivaling box products in the marketplace. Today, Kesmai's games encompass role-playing, simulation, and strategy games, including Air Warrior®, Air Warrior® II, Air Warrior® III, AliensTM Online, Legends of KesmaiTM, MultiPlayer BattleTech®, Starship Troopers: BattlespaceTM, and Stellar EmperorTM.