Established in 2000, ArenaNet is an American video game developer operating out of Bellevue, Washington. The studio is known worldwide for its outstanding role-playing game series, Guild Wars. This sprawling online world is developed by a large and diverse team of developers: staffers in the art department are hired from all walks of life, infusing the game world with their own styles and ideas. The games' design processes clearly illustrates the talent involved, as ArenaNet concept art sits among the very best the games industry has to offer. ArenaNet is a subsidiary of South-Korean developer and publisher NCSOFT.