Element Games was founded in 2014 by Courtney Liessen, a veteran of the game industry.
In 2015, Element Games released Evil Robot Traffic Jam, its first VR title, which was later ported and expanded multiple times for various platforms in many territories. In early 2020, Element Games released its second title Sky Cannoneer, the spiritual successor to a classic realtime strategy arcade game.
Courtney was lead designer on the AIAS 2013 Mobile Game of the Year Hero Academy, and has held key roles on multiple projects, including the Orcs Must Die series, the Age of Empires series, Halo Wars, and Stranger Things 3: The Game. Element Games continues that momentum by creating games with an emphasis on visceral moment-to-moment fun, polished aesthetics, and long-term depth and replayability.