Tripwire Interactive

Tripwire Interactive LLC is an American video game developer based in Roswell, Georgia, formed by members of the international team that created Unreal Tournament 2004 mod Red Orchestra: Combined Arms. Red Orchestra won top prize in the Nvidia-sponsored Make Something Unreal competition.[2] Their first retail product, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, was released over Valve's Steam service on March 14, 2006. They are also a licensee of Epic's Unreal Engine 3.

Tripwire Interactive LLC
IndustryVideo games
FoundedFebruary 17, 2005 (2005-02-17)
Key people
John Gibson (President)
Number of employees
87[1] (2019)

Tripwire's second game, Killing Floor, was released on May 14, 2009. Like Red Orchestra, this game also began development as a Unreal Tournament 2004 mod, later becoming a standalone retail title.[3]

Tripwire released and published their third game, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, which is the sequel to their debut World War II-themed Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 first-person shooter. The title focuses heavily on the Battle of Stalingrad.[4] The game was released on September 13, 2011.[5] and uses the Unreal Engine 3. On May 30, 2013, the expansion pack Rising Storm was released, focusing on the Pacific War with real life battle locations such as the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Tripwire Interactive announced their fifth game, Killing Floor 2 in May 2014.[6] In 2015, Tripwire announced Rising Storm 2: Vietnam at E3 2015.[7]

Games developed

TitleEngineRelease datePlatform(s)Aggregated scores[8]
Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45Unreal Engine 2.5March 14, 2006Windows, Linux, OS X77.67%[9]
Killing FloorUnreal Engine 2.5May 14, 2009Windows, Linux, OS X73.92%[10]
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of StalingradUnreal Engine 3September 13, 2011Windows74.41%[11]
Rising StormUnreal Engine 3May 30, 2013Windows81.36%[12]
Killing Floor 2Unreal Engine 3November 18, 2016Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One75.86% (PC)[13]
76.64% (PS4)[14]
Rising Storm 2: VietnamUnreal Engine 3May 30, 2017Windows81%
Killing Floor: IncursionUnreal Engine 4November 14, 2017VRN/A

Games published


  1. "Tripwire Interactive Revenue and Growth", Growjo, Retrieved May 7, 2019
  2. Make Something Unreal: Best FPS Mod Archived June 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. GT Q&A: Tripwire's Killing Floor
  4. Breckon, Nick (May 4, 2009). "Red Orchestra Sequel to Feature First FPS German Single-player Campaign". ShackNews. Retrieved May 5, 2009.
  5. "Release Date delayed". Official forums. Retrieved August 8, 2011.
  6. "Killing Floor 2 first look". PC Gamer. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  7. "Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Officially Announced!". Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  8. Scores are the average of the GameRankings aggregate score received for all platforms.
  9. "GameRankings Reviews: Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45". GameRankings.
  10. "GameRankings Reviews: Killing Floor". GameRankings.
  11. "GameRankings Reviews: Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad". GameRankings.
  12. "GameRankings Reviews: Rising Storm". GameRankings.
  13. "GameRanking Reviews: Killing Floor 2 (PC)". Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  14. "GameRanking Reviews: Killing Floor 2 (PS4)". Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  15. Yoshiro's post on the Steam forums about Dwarfs

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