Wargaming Public Company, Ltd is an award-winning online game developer and publisher, and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. The company's history is one of a unique and positive transformation. Wargaming was established in 1998 as a game development studio focused primarily on military games. Over the next ten years, the company shipped a number of hardcore RTS and TBS projects, including the highly acclaimed Massive Assault series. The year 2010 marked the true turning point for Wargaming. The company had transformed itself from a developer of military real-time strategies into one centered around massively multiplayer online games. Military action World of Tanks took the MMO genre by storm, offering a combination of simple controls, a unique setting and deep tactical and strategic gameplay. The release of World of Tanks also marked Wargaming's transition into a fully independent publisher, followed by the announcement of two new free-to-play projects—the flight combat MMO action World of Warplanes and the naval MMO game World of Warships.