Avalanche Software is an American video game developer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was founded in October 1995 by four programmers formerly of Sculptured Software, including John Blackburn, who serves as chief executive officer. The studio was acquired by the games arm of The Walt Disney Company in May 2005, and spent the next ten years developing Disney-related titles, including the toys-to-life game Disney Infinity. In May 2016, due to a declining toys-to-life games market, Disney decided to close the games arm, including Avalanche Software. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment acquired the studio and re-opened it in January 2017.