|Industry:||Video Game Developer|
|Products:||Mount & Blade Series|
|Key People:||Armağan Yavuz|
|Number of Staff:||102 (2016)|
TaleWorlds Entertainment is an independent Turkish game development company located in Ankara, Turkey, founded in 2005. TaleWorlds is an official brand of İkisoft Software Company and have been developing PC games under the brand "TaleWorlds Entertainment" since 2005.
The company's first game, Mount & Blade, was completed in September 2008, its second game Mount & Blade: Warband was released on March 29, 2010, and its third game was Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword was released on May 3, 2011. Their studio is located in Middle East Technical University(METU)-Technopolis. The studio is currently working on Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord as confirmed in a PC Gamer interview by Designer and Producer Mikail Yazbeck.
Taleworlds Entertainment was founded by Armağan Yavuz, who studied Computer Engineering in Bilkent University. The idea of being a company became a reality after gamers provided huge support to a hobby project called Mount & Blade, while it was still in its beta stage. The company started to sell e-copies of the beta version of the game online, which funded the development of their first game via the online-sales income.
Publishing their first game in 2008, Taleworlds Entertainment managed to sell over one million copies of the game throughout the world, and reported over three million dollars in revenue. The company developed their second game Mount & Blade: Warband as a sequel.
In 2012, a small European game studio, Flying Squirrel Entertainment, released the first expansion pack for Mount & Blade: Warband, called Napoleonic Wars, featuring the last years of the Napoleonic Wars in the engine of the original game.
In 2014 Taleworlds released Mount & Blade: Warband on Nvidia Shield, and for the first time, Taleworlds Entertainment published a game on a platform other than the PC.
In 2014, a Russian game studio named Snowbird Games published an RPG called "Caribbean!", a 17th-century pirate RPG which takes place in the Caribbean, developed on the same game engine as Mount & Blade. These were the developers that created Mount & Blade: With Fire and & Sword.
Also in 2014, a small Spanish game studio, Brytenwalda Studios, released an expansion pack for Mount & Blade: Warband called Viking Conquest, with a setting in the ninth century and an optional story-line. The author were originally the developers of a free mod for the game, Brytenwalda.
It was announced in 2012 that Taleworlds Entertainment is working on a new and long-awaited second game of the series, titled Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. The release date is not yet known.