A Game Company Directory:
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 Hop to the Top anchor name = #l-k-avalon Laboratorium Komputerowe Avalon - L.K. Avalon

Laboratorium Komputerowe Avalon (lit. "Computer Laboratory Avalon"), abbreviated LK Avalon, is a Polish software developer and distributor, with product range encompassing video games, educational software and other applications. The company was founded in mid-1989 by 19 years old schoolmates Tomasz Pazdan and Janusz Pelc, fresh after passing their matura exams, in order to publish Pelc's Atari XL/XE game Robbo. In 1990 Mirosław Liminowicz joined the company, and replaced Pelc as partner in the company when the latter left Avalon the same year. LK Avalon followed the success of Robbo with other games and applications for the Atari XL/XE. Initially publishing software developed in-house, such as Pelc's Misja and Liminowicz's Fred and Lasermania, later the company also published games created by other developers. In late 1991, Avalon made a deal with Zeppelin Games, who would license the company's games Misja and Fred for release in Western Europe. In exchange, Avalon licensed several Atari 8-bit games by Zeppelin for publication in Poland, starting around October 1992. Avalon's software was also distributed in Germany by KE-Soft and in the Netherlands by ANG Software. Besides software, Avalon was also responsible for publishing Tajemnice Atari, a magazine for Atari computer enthusiasts. It contained type-in listings of Atari programs, solutions and maps for Polish video games, and promotion of software published by LK Avalon. Launched in May 1991, Tajemnice Atari lasted until October 1993. In the mid-1990s LK Avalon branched out to other computer platforms, publishing games first for the Commodore 64, then the Amiga and PC, with the Microsoft Windows market being the company's focus since the 2000s.

Known for: 1989 Robbo, 1990 Misja - arcade, 1990 Fred - arcade, 1990 Lasermania, 1991 AD 2044, 1991 Chaos Music Composer, 1992 Hans Kloss, 1993 Smuś, 1994 CyberKick, 1994 Vicky, 1995 Sołtys, 1995 Skaut, 1997 Wacuś the detective, 2000 Tridonis, 2001 Schizm (developed by Detalion),Garden Composer 3D - design sw

 Hop to the Top anchor name = #laminar-research Laminar Research

Laminar Research is a small software company based out of Columbia, South Carolina, and is dedicated to providing software that accurately reflects the laws of physics. Laminar's flagship product is the flight simulator X-Plane. X-Plane works with Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. They also have mobile versions for iPhone, iPad and Android. In 2004, Laminar Research released the software Space Combat. In October 2012, Laminar Research announced that they were being sued by Uniloc over an alleged patent infringement. As of May 2017, X-Plane 11 has been released, a major iteration in their flight simulator. X-Plane 11 is available in both a consumer version, as well as a Federal Aviation Administration certifiable professional version.

 Hop to the Top anchor name = #lankhor Lankhor defunct

Lankhor was a French video game company, notable for producing Mortville Manor, the first video game to feature speech synthesis during gameplay. Lankhor was created as a result of the fusion of Kyil khor Creation and Béatrice & Jean-Luc Langlois in 1987, and was closed in December 2001 due to a difficult financial situation which started at the end of 2000.

Known for: 1987 Mortville Manor, 1987 No (Never Outside!), 1987 Wanderer, 1988 Elemental, 1988 G.Nius, 1988 Killdozers, 1988 Rody & Mastico, 1988 Troubadours, 1990 Maupiti Island, 1990 Raiders, 1990 Saga, 1990 Sdaw, 1990 La Secte Noire, 1991 Alive, 1991 Alcantor, 1991 Burglar, 1991 Fugitif, 1991 Infernal House, 1991 La Crypte Des Maudits, 1991 La Malédiction, 1991 Le Trésor D'Ali Gator, 1991 Mokowe, 1991 Outzone, 1991 Vroom, 1992 Silva, 1992 Survivre, 1992 Vroom Data Disk, 1993 Black Sect, 1993 Vroom Multiplayer, 1994 F1 World Championship Edition, 1995 Kawasaki Superbike, 1998 New Order Liberation, 1999 Official Formula 1 Racing, 2000 F1 World Grand Prix, 2000 Warm Up!, 2002 Ski Park Manager, 2003 Ski Park Manager 2003 (fr)

 Hop to the Top anchor name = #larian-studios Larian Studios

Larian Studios is a game developer studio located in Gent, Belgium. Proud to be independent for 19 years, we create games for multiple genres and platforms. Thanks to our players, we get to spend our days making the games we love to play. We have a passion for role playing games. Our Divinity series includes 6 games spanning over 13 years in multiple genres. Our first crowdfunded success, Divinity: Original Sin, won over 150 awards and nominations, and the recently-released sequel Divinity: Original Sin 2 launched with a 93 Metacritic rating, as well as over 50 awards and counting! Larian Studios is a Belgian video game developer which was founded in 1996 by Swen Vincke. It focuses on developing role-playing video games and educational games, apart from LEDWars which is a hardcore strategy game and a number of casino games.

Known for: LED Wars (1998), The Lady, the Mage and the Knight (cancelled) (a collaborative effort with Attic Entertainment Software),Divine Divinity (2002), Beyond Divinity (2004), Divinity II: Ego Draconis (2009), Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance (2010), Divinity: Dragon Commander (2013), Divinity: Original Sin (2014), Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition (2015), Divinity: Original Sin II (2017), Educational games - Ketnet Kick (2004), Adventure Rock (2008), Ketnet Kick 2 (2008), GulliLand (2009)

 Hop to the Top anchor name = #left-field-productions-inc Left Field Productions, Inc.

Left Field Productions is an independent video game development studio located in Ventura, California, United States. Founded in 1994 by industry veterans John Brandwood, Jeff Godfrey and Mike Lamb, Left Field is probably best known for their time spent as a Nintendo third-party developer, during which they designed the critically acclaimed Nintendo 64 game Excitebike 64. On April 23, 1998, Nintendo announced the purchase of a minority interest in Left Field Productions, allowing them to expand operations and ensuring a steady flow of exclusive content from the developer. In September 2002, after months of speculation, Left Field bought out Nintendo's stake in the company, once again becoming a fully independent third-party developer.

Known for: 1995 - Slam 'N' Jam `95 (3DO), 1996 - Slam 'N' Jam `96 Featuring Magic & Kareem (PlayStationSega Saturn), 1996 - Slam 'N' Jam (PC), 1998 - Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside (Nintendo 64), 1999 - Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure (Game Boy Color), 1999 - NBA 3 on 3 featuring Kobe Bryant (Game Boy Color), 1999 - NBA Courtside 2: Featuring Kobe Bryant (Nintendo 64), 2000 - 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrillride (Game Boy Color), 2000 - Disney's The Little Mermaid II: Pinball Frenzy (Game Boy Color), 2000 - Excitebike 64 (Nintendo 64Nintendo iQue), 2002 - Backyard Football (Nintendo GameCube), 2002 - NBA Courtside 2002 (GameCube), 2004 - MTX Mototrax (PlayStation 2XboxPCMac), 2005 - World Series of Poker (GameCubePlayStation 2PlayStation PortableXbox), 2006 - MTX Mototrax (PlayStation Portable), 2006 - World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions (PlayStation 2Xbox 360PlayStation PortableWii), 2006 - Dave Mirra BMX Challenge (PlayStation Portable), 2007 - Dave Mirra BMX Challenge (Wii), 2007 - World Series of Poker: Battle for the Bracelets (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable), 2007 - Nitrobike (Wii, PlayStation 2), 2008 - SCORE International Baja 1000 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii), 2011 - Mayhem (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)

 Hop to the Top anchor name = #legacy-interactive-inc Legacy Interactive, Inc./ legacy games

Legacy Games (a subsidiary of Legacy Interactive) is a game publisher of casual titles for mobile devices and retail distribution. Its mobile games consist of match-3 titles such as Atlantis: Pearls of the Deep as well as four Crayola creativity tools, e.g., Crayola DJ. Legacy publishes PC game compilation discs, such as Terrifying Tales, Nancy Drew 2-Pack, and Fantastic Fables for Walmart stores. Ariella Lehrer currently serves as CEO of Legacy Games, which she founded in 1998. Based in Los Angeles, Legacy Games previously created and published many hidden object and adventure game titles based on TV brands such as Doctor Who, Paranormal State, Sherlock Holmes, Criminal Minds, Murder, She Wrote, Ghost Whisperer, Law & Order, ER, Twilight Zone, Psych, Jane Austen, Clueless, Mean Girls, and Pretty in Pink. Legacy's many educational game credits include pioneering "real-life games” such as the Zoo Vet, Pet Pals: Animal Doctor, and Emergency Roomproduct lines. Legacy was also tapped by U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop a free-to-play, online disaster preparedness game called Disaster Hero to help families, children, and teachers better prepare for, and respond to natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes.

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 Hop to the Top anchor name = #legend-entertainment Legend Entertainment defunct

Legend Entertainment was an American developer of computer games, best known for their complex, distinctive adventure titles throughout the 1990s. The company was founded in 1989 by Bob Bates and Mike Verdu after the end of Infocom. Their goal was to design interactive fiction in the Infocom tradition. Legend's first products were all illustrated text adventures, some of them designed by Infocom veteran Steve Meretzky. Starting in 1993, they switched to a new development system for graphic-only adventures. Several of their adventure gameswere based on book licenses, including Frederik Pohl's Gateway, Terry Brooks' Shannara, Spider Robinson's Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, Piers Anthony's Xanth, and Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's The Death Gate Cycle. By 1994 games like Xanth and Eric the Unready gave Legend a reputation for comedy adventures.The company was acquired by GT Interactive in 1998 and began changing their focus to action games. They developed a first-person shooter based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time and finished the development of the second part in the Unreal series in 2002. Late in 2003, they released a free expansion for Unreal II: The Awakening, known as XMP (eXpanded MultiPlayer). In 1999, GT Interactive was purchased outright by Infogrames, who later acquired and rebranded themselves as Atari. On Friday, January 16, 2004, Legend Entertainment was shut down. A brief press release from Atari cites that it was "purely a business decision", and that "Legend had recently completed its only current project and had no new projects in the pipeline."

Known for: Interactive fiction - Spellcasting 101: Sorcerers Get All The Girls (1990), Spellcasting 201: The Sorcerer's Appliance (1991), Timequest (1991), Gateway (1992), Spellcasting 301: Spring Break (1992), Eric the Unready (1993), Gateway 2 - Homeworld (1993) - Graphic adventures - Companions of Xanth (1993), Death Gate (1994), Superhero League of Hoboken (1994), Mission Critical (1995), Shannara (1995), Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (1997), John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles (1998) - Other - Star Control 3 (1996), Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali (1999), Wheel of Time (1999), Unreal II: The Awakening (2003), Unreal II: eXpanded MultiPlayer (2003)

 Hop to the Top anchor name = #legendo-entertainment Legendo Entertainment previously Iridon Interactive

Legendo Entertainment is a Sweden-based creator and publisher of games and entertainment properties based on myths, legends, vintage arcade games, comic books, classic novels and historical events. The company is best known for its loose remakes of classic literary works by Bram Stoker and Alexandre Dumas as well as the Attack on Pearl Harbor and Pearl Harbor Trilogy series of WW2 air-combat action games. The company was founded in 1998 under the name Iridon Interactive which published games such as Pure Pinball and Dink Smallwood.

Known For: As Iridon Interactive - 1997 – Dink Smallwood (PC), 1998 – Excessive Speed (PC), 1999 – Total Soccer 2000 (PC), 2000 – Akimbo: Kung-Fu Hero (PC), 2001 – Monster Truck Rumble (PC), 2002 – Turbo Turtle Adventure (GBA), 2003 – Monster Truck Fury (Windows 98 and above), 2003 – Moomin and the Lost Rainbow (GBA) (unreleased), 2003 – Pure Pinball (PC), 2004 – Pure Pinball (Xbox), 2004 – Billy Blade and the Temple of Time (PC), 2005 – Heavyweight Thunder (PC), As Legendo Entertainment - 2005 – The Three Musketeers (Windows XP and Windows Vista, 2006 – Dracula Twins (Windows XP and Windows Vista), 2007 – Attack on Pearl Harbor (Windows XP and Windows Vista), 2008 – Becky & Tim: Spooky Spirits (Windows XP and Windows Vista), 2009 – The Three Musketeers: One for all! (WiiWare) was the first video game (on a console) to be published in North America by a Swedish company. 2009 – Spooky Spirits: Puzzle Drop!! or Ghost Mania (iPhone) (co-developed with Innogiant), 2010 – Pearl Harbor Trilogy - 1941: Red Sun Rising (WiiWare), 2011 – Ghost Mania (WiiWare), 2011 – The Three Musketeers: One for all! (Mac App Store), 2012 – Fortune Winds: Ancient Trader (Windows and Mac App Store)

 Hop to the Top anchor name = #lego-media-international Lego interactive defunct

Lego Interactive (formerly Lego Media and later Lego Software) was the publishing division of the Lego Group, founded as Lego Media in 1997. After the commercial success of Lego Island by Mindscape, Lego Media published further Lego-themed games. In late 2000, the company started using the alias Lego Software, and then, in early 2002, transitioned to Lego Interactive to further publish titles in collaboration with Electronic Arts, and later on with THQ for Game Boy Advance titles. After the release of Lego Knights' Kingdom, former Lego Interactive staff opened Giant Interactive Entertainment, acquiring an exclusive license for the production of Lego-themed video game license, and went on to publish Lego Star Wars: The Video Game, as well as every other Lego-themed video game that was to follow.

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 Hop to the Top anchor name = #level-5-inc Level-5 Inc

Level-5 Inc. is a Japanese video game developer and publisher based in Fukuoka, who are best known for their Professor LaytonInazuma ElevenNi no Kuni, and Yo-kai Watch franchises. The company, which employs around 280 people, was founded in October 1998 by Akihiro Hino after he departed from the now defunct Riverhillsoft. Early in its history, the company enjoyed a close relationship with Sony Computer Entertainment, with many of its titles funded by and produced in conjunction with them. Starting in 2007, the company started self-publishing its titles in Japan, while Nintendo took over publishing on their systems internationally. In the early 2010s, Level-5 was one of the ten largest video game companies in Japan, holding a market share of 3.2% by 2013.

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 Hop to the Top anchor name = #lionhead-studios Lionhead Studios defunct

Lionhead Studios Ltd. was a British video game developer founded in July 1997 by Peter Molyneux, Mark Webley, Tim Rance, and Steve Jackson. The company is best known for the Black & White and Fable series. Lionhead started as a breakaway from developer Bullfrog Productions, which was also founded by Molyneux. Lionhead's first game was Black & White, a god game with elements of artificial life and strategy games. Black & White was published by Electronic Arts in 2001. Lionhead Studios is named after Webley's hamster, which died not long after the naming of the studio, as a result of which the studio was very briefly renamed to Redeye Studios (it was reverted for various reasons). Black & White was followed up with the release of an expansion pack named Black & White: Creature Isle. Lionhead released Fable, from satellite developer Big Blue Box. In 2005, Lionhead released The Movies and Black & White 2. Lionhead was acquired by Microsoft Studios in April 2006 due to encountering financial difficulties. Many Lionhead developers left around this time, including co-founder Jackson and several developers who left to found Media Molecule. Molyneux left Lionhead in early 2012 (shortly after the resignation of another group of developers who were dissatisfied with the company) to found 22Cans because he wanted to be more creative. After Molyneux's departure, Microsoft had Lionhead switch to developing games as a service games. As a result, there were many changes within the studio. In March 2016, Microsoft announced that it had proposed closing Lionhead Studios and that the planned game Fable Legends would be cancelled. On 29 April 2016, Lionhead Studios closed down. A few months after Lionhead's closure, two key people (Webley and Gary Carr, who was Lionhead's creative director), founded Two Point Studios.

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 Hop to the Top anchor name = #lith-tech Lith Tech

LithTech is a game engine developed by Monolith Productions and comparable with the Quake and Unreal engines. Monolith and a number of other video game developers have used LithTech as the basis for their first-person shooter games. Monolith initially developed the engine for Microsoft before purchasing the rights to it and licensing it to other developers via subsidiary LithTech Inc. The licensing company was renamed to Touchdown Entertainment in 2003 and later absorbed into Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment after its acquisition of Monolith. The last version of LithTech offered for licensing was Jupiter EX, initially released in 2005, however Monolith has continued to use LithTech technology in their games, including Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, released in 2014. After the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the studio started working on a new engine (based on LithTech technology) for larger-scale battles called "Firebird".

Used in the following games: 2.1 1.0 - Shogo: Mobile Armor Division(1998), Blood II: The Chosen (1998) - 2.2 1.5 - KISS: Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child(2000), Might and Magic IX (2002), This is also the version of the engine used in the development of the LithTech Film Producer machinima tool - 2.3 2.0 and 2.2 - No One Lives Forever (2000), Sanity: Aiken's Artifact (2000), Legends of Might and Magic(2001), Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza(2002) - 2.4 ESD - Tex Atomic's Big Bot Battles (2001), Super Bubble Pop (2001) - 2.5 2.4 - MTH Railking Model Railroad Simulator  (2001), Global Operations  (2002) - 2.6 Talon - Reah: Face the Unknown  (1999), Aliens versus Predator 2 (2001), Elite Forces: WWII - Normandy  (2001), Elite Forces: WWII - Iwo Jima  (2001), Purge by Tri-Synergy (2002), Might and Magic IX (a.k.a. Might and Magic IX: Writ of Fate) (2002), Western Outlaw: Wanted Dead or Alive by Jarhead Games (2002), Nina: Agent Chronicles  (2003), CTU: Marine Sharpshooter(2003), Marine Sharpshooter II: Jungle Warfare(2004), MARCH!: Offworld Recon  (2004) - 2.7 Jupiter -No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.'s Way (2002), Rubies of Eventide  (2002), Sniper: Path of Vengeance  (2002), Contract J.A.C.K. (2003), Gods and Generals (2003), Tron 2.0 (LithTech Triton)  (2003), Mysterious Journey II: Chameleon(2003), Sentinel: Descendants in Time(2004), Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (2004), Mob Enforcer (2004), Sentinel: Descendants in Time(2004), World War II: Sniper - Call to Victory by Jarhead Games (2005), Army Rangers: Mogadishu (2005), Sudden Attack  (2005), Face of Mankind  (2006), Terrawars: New York Invasion by Ladyluck Digital Media (2006), Combat Arms (2008), Cyclone BMX(unknown year released) - 2.8 Discovery - The Matrix Online (2005) - 2.9 Jupiter EX - F.E.A.R.  (2005), Condemned: Criminal Origins (2005), F.E.A.R. Extraction Point  (2006), F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate (2007), Condemned 2: Bloodshot(2008), Terrorist Takedown 2: US Navy SEALs  (2008), Mortyr: Operation Thunderstorm  (2008), Code Of Honor 2: Conspiracy Island  (2008), SAS: Secure Tomorrow  (2008), Royal Marines: Commando  (2008), Crossfire (2008), Combat Arms (2008), F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin(2009), Armed Forces Corp.  (2009), Battlestrike: Shadow of Stalingrad aka. Battlestrike: Force of Resistance 2(2009), Code of Honor 3: Desperate Measures  (2009), Wolfschanze II  (2009), Special Forces (2010), Terrorist Takedown 3  (2010), Gotham City Impostors(2012), Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor  (2014) (Modified Lithtech Jupiter Extended with Nemesis System) - 2.10 Firebird - Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017) - Unknown version - Vietnam: Black Ops by Fused Software (2000), Vietnam 2: Special Assignment (2001), Crisis Team: Ambulance Driver by Antidote Entertainment (2001), Alcatraz: Prison Escape by Zombie Inc. (2001), Elite Forces: Navy SEALs (2002), Navy SEALs: Weapons of Mass Destruction  (2003), Arthur's Quest: Battle for the Kingdom(2003), Heat Project(2003), Wolfteam  (2007), Repulse (2012)

 Hop to the Top anchor name = #loki-entrtainment-software Loki Entertainment Software defunct

Loki Entertainment Software, Inc. was a video game developer based in Tustin, California, United States, that ported several video games from Microsoft Windows to Linux. It took its name from the Norse deity Loki. Although successful in its goal of bringing games to the Linux platform, the company eventually closed due to financial troubles, with it declaring Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in August 2001, and finally being disbanded in January 2002. Loki Software was founded on November 9, 1998 by Scott Draeker, a former lawyer who became interested in porting games to Linux after being introduced to the system through his work as a software licensing attorney. By December of that year Loki had gained the rights to produce a port of Activision's then upcoming strategy game Civilization: Call to Power for Linux. This was to become Loki's first actual product, with the game hitting stores in May 1999. From there they gained contracts to port many other titles, such as Myth II: SoulblighterRailroad Tycoon II, and Eric's Ultimate Solitaire. Throughout the next two years up until its eventual closure the company would continue to bring more games to Linux.

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 Hop to the Top anchor name = #lost-boys-games-b-v Lost Boys Games aquired by Sony - also known as Formula
Lost Boys Games was a Dutch video game developer; it was a subsidiary of the large Dutch multimedia conglomerate Lost Boys. In 1999 Lost Boys Games merged with two other Dutch-based developers (Orange Games of Jazz Jackrabbit fame and Digital Infinity) to form Guerrilla Games, that made name with the Killzone series. Sony Computer Entertainment acquired Guerrilla Games in 2005. The logo of Lost Boys was a white cactus on a red diamond-shaped background. Lost Boys first made name with the creation of the website for Big Brother - a television show by John de Mol, that was first broadcast in The Netherlands. It also created Big Brother: The Game,  that was no more than a Pac-Man clone. Lost Boys Games also had a separate handhelds-division called Formula. Under this label it would release four titles, two each for Nintendo's Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance handheld gaming consoles. However, the first game that showed the 'Formula game development' logo was The Lost Ride, released for Philips CD-i in 1998. In the same year also Dodgem Arena, "the first Dutch PS1 title on the shelves", was released under the Formula label. The logo of Formula was the same as of Lost Boys Games, only the diamond-shaped background was green instead of red.

Known For: Big Brother: The Game, Windows, 2000, The Lost Ride, CD-i, 1998, Dodgem Arena, PlayStation, 1998, Tiny Toon Adventures: Dizzy's Candy Quest, GBC, 2001, Rhino Rumble, GBC, 2002, Black Belt Challenge, GBA, 2002, Invader, GBA, 2002
 Hop to the Top anchor name = #love-de-lic Love-de-lic, inc. defunct

Love-de-Lic, Inc. (ラブデリック Rabuderikku) was a Japanese company that developed video games. It was founded by Kenichi Nishi in 1995. Its staff included many former employees of Square. After producing three RPGs, and adventure games, respectively, the company disbanded in 2000, going their separate ways to other small and independent game companies such as skip Ltd.Vanpool, and Punchline. The name "Love-de-Lic" derives from Nishi's love for the Yellow Magic Orchestra, specifically the album Technodelic.

Known for: Moon: Remix RPG Adventure - (1997, PlayStation), UFO: A Day in the Life - (1999, PlayStation), L.O.L.: Lack of Love - (2000, Dreamcast)

 Hop to the Top anchor name = #lucas-arts-entertainment-company-llc Lucas Arts Entertainment Company LLC

LucasArts Entertainment Company, LLC is an American video game publisher and licensor.Until 2013, it was also a video game developer. LucasArts is best known for its graphic adventure games, as well as games based on the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Its headquarters are located in San Francisco, California. It was founded in May 1982 by George Lucas as Lucasfilm Games, the video game development group of his film company, Lucasfilm. Lucas initially served as the company's chairman. During a 1990 reorganization of Lucas companies, the Lucasfilm Games division was renamed LucasArts. LucasArts was acquired by The Walt Disney Company through the acquisition of its parent company Lucasfilm in 2012. On April 3, 2013, Disney halted all internal development at LucasArts and laid off most of its staff. However, LucasArts remained open so that it could retain its function as a licensor. Development of games based on the Star Wars license will be carried out by Electronic Arts, through an exclusive license, for the core gaming market. Disney Interactive Studios retained the ability to develop, and LucasArts retained the ability to license the franchise for the casual gaming market. Development of video games based upon other Lucasfilm properties will now be assumed by Disney Interactive Studios or licensed to third parties. The company was founded in May 1982 as the video game development group of Lucasfilm Limited, the film production company of George Lucas. Lucas wanted his company to branch out into other areas of entertainment, so he created the Lucasfilm Games Group as part of the Lucasfilm computer division.

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 Hop to the Top anchor name = #lucid-games-ltd Lucid Games limited

Lucid Games Limited is a British video game developer based in Liverpool, England. The company was incorporated at the Companies House of the United Kingdom on 19 January 2011, and the studio formation was announced on 25 February 2011. Most of Lucid Games' ten founders were previously employed by Bizarre Creations, which was shut down by Activision, its parent company, seven days prior to the announcement, on 18 February 2011. The founding team also included Pete Wallace, the former senior manager of Bizarre Creations, and Andy Davidson, who would become the new company's managing director and finance director, respectively, and media entrepreneur Paul Morrissey. According to Wallace, Lucid Games wanted to return to the roots of Bizarre Creations, and again develop itself to the point when Activision acquired it. With assistance from economic development company Liverpool Vision, Lucid Games sought to create 50 new positions for developers in the Liverpool area, especially targeting former employees of Bizarre Creations. Furthermore, the move aimed at preventing foreign companies, primarily those of Seattle and Canada, asking ex-Bizarre Creations employees to move away from Liverpool to assume new jobs with them, and to win new game development contracts with a highly experienced team. In July 2016, Brian Woodhouse, who formerly acted as studio director for Bizarre Creations, became Lucid Games' head of business development.

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 Hop to the Top anchor name = #lucky-chicken-games Lucky Chicken Games

Lucky Chicken Games is an American video game developer founded in 1998 by Jamie Ottilie, Matt Saia and Jonnathan Hilliard. It was purchased by mobile game publisher Abandon Mobile in 2005 and became the production and development operation of the mobile game company. Although Lucky Chicken Games no longer exists as a distinct entity, some of Abandon Mobile's internally developed games credit "Lucky Chicken Games" as the developer, as do games developed by Abandon Mobile for other publishers.

Known for: Hot Wheels Stunt Car Racer, BattleTanx (Game Boy Color), SeaStrike, Land Before Time Dinosaur Arcade, Tyco RC: Assault With a Battery, Matchbox Emergency Patrol, Casper: Spirit Dimensions, Robotech: The Macross Saga, Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis, Tonka: Rescue Patrol, Underworld: The Eternal War, NHRA 2005 Championship Drag Racing, Emergency Patrol

 Hop to the Top anchor name = #luxoflux-corp Luxoflux Corp. now known as isopod labs defunct

Luxoflux was an American video game developer. It was founded by Peter Morawiec and Adrian Stephens in January 1997, and was based in Santa Monica, California. Luxoflux had a relatively small team size for its first few titles. The two founders plus Jeremy Engelman, David Goodrich and Edvard Toth created Luxoflux's first title Vigilante 8. The game was successful and was ported to the Nintendo 64, and it was followed by a sequel Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense in 1999. In October 2002 Activision announced it had purchased Luxoflux, which at the time was working on True Crime: Streets of LA. The studio delivered the game and its sequel, True Crime: New York City, before working on licensed titles Kung Fu Panda and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. On February 11, 2010, Activision announced it was time to shut down the studio as part of a widespread staff reduction that also included the shuttering of Underground Development.

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