Avalanche Studios is an independent AAA developer dedicated to creating huge open worlds, full of explosive, emergent gameplay. You probably know us as the creator of the Just Cause franchise, with Just Cause 3 being our most recent title. We're also the developer of Mad Max, which was released in September of 2015. We created the critically acclaimed XBLA/PSN twin stick shooter Renegade Ops, we manage more than 6 million players in the online world of theHunter, and are currently hard at work on several future projects. Here’s a look into our world.


You wouldn't guess it by looking at our games but Avalanche Studios was founded and still operates in Sweden, as far from California as from Kyoto. Our three story studio is located in the heart of Stockholm, a developer hot spot and consistently voted one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

New York

It's the Greatest City in the World, and we're smack down in the middle of it! Since 2011, we have been making games in the one place everyone told us we couldn't. We love it here. Click and we'll show you why.


In one of the greenest cities on the planet you will find the latest edition to our family of studios. In 2018 we opened our third studio in the multicultural city of Malmö where the game community is thriving like nowhere else. The closeness to white beaches and the continent doesn’t hurt either, especially during the summer months.


There’s almost 4000 miles between our studios in New York and Stockholm but we work hard to make Avalanche Studios feel like one company, inside and out. In Stockholm, we are next door neighbors with Expansive Worlds, our subsidiary that is creating and managing the online world of theHunter. Across the three studios and two cities, we share each challenge and celebrate each success as one company.

Avalanche Studios exists to create worlds without limits.

Linus Blomberg and Christofer Sundberg founded Avalanche Studios over a decade ago, and still run the company. Creating amazing open world games remains their main passion and focus.

a decade of independence

Avalanche Studios was founded in 2003, and has since established itself on the forefront of open world game development. Following the successful debut of Just Cause in 2006, a new studio called Expansive Worlds was founded to focus on socially connected online games. Its premiere title, theHunter was released in 2009 and currently has more than 6 million hunters signed up. Just Cause 2, Avalanche Studios' breakthrough release, was released in 2010 and has since sold more than 6 million copies. The studio has also released acclaimed twin stick shooter game Renegade Ops and post-apocalyptic open-world action game Mad Max. In 2011, Avalanche Studios expanded to North America by opening a studio in Soho, New York. It was here that the highly anticipated follow-up to Just Cause 2 was developed until its widely celebrated release in late 2015. Avalanche Studios currently employs 250 people across its Stockholm and New York studios. It continues to be owned and managed by its founders.

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