Avalanche Software is a video game developer studio, founded in October 1995 by four lead programmers from Sculptured Software. The company has developed for every console platform since the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and SNES days and has grown to a staff of over 100 since its inception. The company is headed up by CEO John Blackburn.
In April 2005, Buena Vista Games (BVG), the video game publishing arm of The Walt Disney Company, acquired the Salt Lake City-based studio. BVG formed a new game studio, Fall Line Studio, in November 2006 to create Disney and new game titles for Nintendo DS and the Wii console. Disney Interactive Studios (DIS) merged Fall Line Studio into its sister studio, Avalanche Software, in January 2009.
DIS in October 2012 announced "Toy Box", a cross platform gaming initiative where Pixar and Disney characters will interact from a console game to multiple mobile and online applications. In January 2013, Avalanche Software unveiled the Toy Box cross platform game as Disney Infinity based on Toy Story 3 game's "Toy Box" mode crossed with a toy line.