Wideload Games is an American game developer located in Chicago, Illinois.
It was founded in 2003 by Alexander Seropian—the co-founder of Bungie and head behind the games Halo: Combat Evolved, Myth, and Marathon—and 6 other former Bungie Studios employees 3 years after Bungie's acquisition by Microsoft Corporation.
Wideload focuses on a core team and many external developers in developing games. The goal was to counteract the growing development costs associated with the current game industry, and to prove that smaller companies with relatively modest funds could make a game that could still sell well compared to releases from larger corporations.
Wideload's first project was Stubbs the Zombie in "Rebel Without a Pulse", a 3D-action-adventure in which the player takes control of the zombie Stubbs in a plot filled with black humor. It uses a heavily modified version of the Halo-game engine. It was published in fall 2005 for Macintosh, Windows-PCs, and Microsoft's Xbox by Aspyr Media.
Their sophomore project, Hail to the Chimp, was released June 23, 2008 by Gamecock Media Group for next-gen consoles. As well as Hail to the Chimp, Wideload has also recently released information on their new group, Wideload Shorts. Wideload Shorts will be making smaller games for digital distribution systems like Xbox Live Arcade. The first game from Wideload Short, Cyclomite, is expected in January 2008 on the InstantAction game platform.