BreakAway Games is a video game developer based in Hunt Valley, Maryland established in 1998. Their executive staff is composed of several veterans from companies such as MicroProse, Origin Systems, Atari and Acclaim Entertainment.
Since 1998, BreakAway has distinguished itself as a developer of award winning simulation games in a variety of genres in partnership with companies such as Electronic Arts, Sierra Online, Hasbro, The Walt Disney Company and ABC Sports.
BreakAway Games first established themselves in the strategy game market with titles such as Sid Meier's Antietam! (1998), the 2000 expansion Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile for Pharaoh, Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle (2001), Austerlitz: Napoleon's Greatest Victory, the Paradise Island expansion for Tropico, Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom (2002), and the 2003 expansion Civilization III: Conquests.
BreakAway is one of the largest developers of serious games, having developed several high-profile serious games for the U.S. military and the U.S. Department of Justice as well as various health and charity organizations. The company has strategic relationships with AAI, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, GMA Industries, and General Dynamics, among others. The company's ability to form such relationships is the direct result of many years of experience developing military models and operational PC-based warfare simulations for the military. The United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Net Assessment (OSD), the Army War College, the Navy War College, the National Defense University, the Joint Forces Command Joint Experimentation Directorate and many other governmental and military organizations have also used BreakAway-developed software.