Paradox Interactive is a Swedish video game developer based in Stockholm that is known for producing historical strategy computer games. It is also a video game publisher, publishing its own games as well as others through traditional retail channels as well as digital distribution services, such as GamersGate. The lead game programmer is Johan Andersson.
Paradox Interactive was previously, but is no longer, a division of Paradox Entertainment (IV), owners and developers of properties such as Conan the Barbarian as created by pulp author Robert Ervin Howard.
This is not the Swedish subsidiary Paradox Development Studio (III), the U.S company Midway Studios: Los Angeles (II) or the RPG company Paradox Entertainment (IV).