Our team has its origins in the Hypixel Network minigames server, which was established in 2013 and subsequently became one of the most popular independent game servers in the world. We have served millions of players and launched dozens of games through our work as modders - and along the way, Hypixel has become a beloved brand among fans of the block game genre. Hypixel Studios was born out of a desire to take this experience and 'go pro' - to grow from mod team to professional development studio and to build games that empower our players to begin their own creative journeys.
We established the company and announced our first project, Hytale, in 2018. Hypixel Studios was subsequently acquired by Riot Games in 2020. We continue to operate independently while leveraging Riot’s expertise, technology, and resources to support development of Hytale.
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