SmiteWorks USA, LLC
Based in Louisville, KY
October 1, 2009
Press / Business Contact:
7703 Hall Farm Drive
Louisville, KY 40291
(Contact by email only)
SmiteWorks is the small Indie team of four dedicated software developers responsible for the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop. Fantasy Grounds allows gamers to play traditional pen-and-paper style roleplaying games. With the aid of over two dozen community developers and partnerships with key RPG publishers, gamers' online experience is tailored to a host of different game systems.
SmiteWorks Ltd. was formed in 2004 and based out of Espoo, Finland. The original owners had a great vision of what online tabletop gaming could be. Each of the current owners and developers were individually drawn to this platform and saw it as a way to allow gaming online for any game system.2009 and After
Doug Davison had used the Fantasy Grounds software since 2008 and instantly fell in love with how flexible and powerful it was. After quickly creating custom rulesets to handle his personal Star Wars Saga campaign needs, he reached out to the original owners and negotiated to purchase the company outright. John Gregory was another end-user and community developer and he joined Doug in early 2010. Together, they have helped bring a large collection of game systems and additional enhancements to Fantasy Grounds and they hope to see it grow further as time goes on.2014
In April, 2014, Fantasy Grounds secured an official license with Wizards of the Coast to carry fully licensed Dungeons & Dragons modules. Over the course of the year, we release numerous products for the D&D fifth edition game system. Zeph Ponos joined the development team in an official capacity after several years of community development. His work has been inspiring and has earned him immense respect within the Fantasy Grounds community. With Zeph joining the team, SmiteWorks hopes to tackle even bigger projects, such as porting the code engine over to Unity. The port to Unity should allow for better deployment across multiple platforms, such as Mac, Linux, PC, web and tablet. It should also allow for numerous enhancements with 3D, animation, dynamic lighting and more.2015
In the Fall of 2015, SmiteWorks acquired Tabletop Connect and hired it's creator, Carl Pinder, as a Sr. Software Developer. Tabletop Connect (TTC) included some highly advanced 3D mapping capabilities and improved ease of use for non-official game systems. Because TTC was also developed in Unity, the merger of the Fantasy Grounds code with that of TTC was something that was possible and work has begun on finishing up the Unity port and bringing the best features from both platforms forward, for the benefit of all online gamers.
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