PLAY! ; PLAY! Zine

25 Years of Blizzard

Former Silicon & Synapse, and now known as Blizzard, has just celebrated their 25th birthday. Founded by three friends on February 8th 1991, the studio has defined the video game industry throughout its existence by constantly setting new standards.

Their grand journey began with Lost Vikings and Blackthorne, and in 1994 they released a game that’s most responsible for their claim to fame – Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. Even today, we mostly know Blizzard for their Warcraft games, but no less important are their Starcraft and Diablo franchises. Blizzard has changed throughout the years – they have successfully entered and then dominated the MMO market, and with Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm they’re more than successful in their new free-to-play forays.

Today, Blizzard is a huge corporation whose games are installed on computers and consoles all over the world. They boast one of the largest conventions, the Blizzcon, and an extremely passionate army of fans. Love them, or hate them, they are a studio that has left a huge mark on the video game world in their quarter of a century existence, something they themselves show off in this short video celebrating their anniversary:


Hot news on Instagram! Follow if you like - or don't!