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Hop to the Top anchor name = #w3-studios W3 studios

W3 Studios, Empowering Creativity through VFX. We make VFX for games.  We love what we do and hope you do too.  We currently make visual effect packs for the Unreal Engine 4 marketplace.  We also are working on the VFX for an up and coming video game project, Abatron.

Known for: abatron

Hop to the Top anchor name = #wangame WangameJapan
Site in japanese only
 Hop to the Top anchor name = #wargaming-chicago-balt wargaming chicago-baltimore was Meyer/Glass Interactive - was Day 1 Studios

Wargaming West Corporation (formerly Meyer/Glass Interactive, L.L.C. and Day 1 Studios, LLC), doing business as Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore is an American game developer that operates in Chicago, Illinois and Hunt Valley, Maryland. They worked in tandem with developer FASA Interactive to create their first two games MechAssault, which Microsoft used to promote their Xbox Live service, and MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf. They worked with Monolith Productions to make the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3console ports of F.E.A.R.. In 2006, they signed a deal with LucasArts to develop the science fiction video game Fracture. It had mixed reviews by the gaming press. In 2010, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainmentannounced that they would be developing the third installment in the F.E.A.R. franchise entitled F.E.A.R. 3, first announced using the title F.3.A.R., which was later confirmed as just for advertising. When their subsequent project with Konami was cancelled, however, around 100 employees (the vast majority of the team working on that project) were laid off. The remaining team members moved forward with development on the free-to-play mech game Reign of Thunder. On January 29, 2013 it was announced that Wargaming, the creator of World of Tanks, acquired Day 1 Studios for $20 million and rebranded it Wargaming West. The acquisition included the rights to Reign of Thunder, the status of which is currently under consideration.

Known for: see wiki's list

Hop to the Top anchor name = #warthog-games-ltd Warthog games ltd

Warthog Games Limited was a UK-based video game developer, located in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, with studios in Sweden and the USA. The developer later developed titles as Gizmondo Europe, before the company disbanded; and key staff formed Embryonic Studios which later became TT Fusion but relaunched by CFAO as Warthog Entertainment. Warthog was founded in April 1997, the core of the development team composed of ex-Electronic Arts personnel responsible for, amongst other titles, the hit Privateer 2: The Darkening. With this as the basis, Warthog began to develop something of a speciality in space-flight sims, with follow-up titles Starlancer (which sold over 330,000 units, mainly on PC) and Star Trek: Invasion (achieving over 230,000 units on PlayStation). Since 1999, the company also developed expertise in children's titles, with releases based upon well known franchises such as Tom and JerryLooney TunesHarry Potter and Asterix. In later years, Warthog purchased several other companies. First, in 2002, they purchased Atod, which became Warthog Sweden. Also in 2002, they purchased Zed Two. Then in 2003, they purchased U.S.-based Fever Pitch, which became Warthog Texas. In 2004, Warthog itself was acquired by Tiger Telematics and became a part of Gizmondo Studios. Collectively, the Cheadle and newly acquired Sweden studios became known as Gizmondo Europe, with the recently acquired Warthog Texas becoming Gizmondo Texas. Their focus from then on would be on the Gizmondo handheld console. After Gizmondo went bankrupt, key staff from the original team established a new development company, Embryonic Studios. This company was then acquired by TT Games in 2006, and renamed TT Fusion, where the team continued to developed console and handheld titles. Warthog were affiliated with the Manchester Metropolitan University course Computer Games Technology. They provided feedback on course content and a selection of placement jobs for third-year students.

Known for: Tom and Jerry in House Trap, Star Trek: Invasion, Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Saves the Day, Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Stackers, Tiny Toon Adventures: Plucky's Big Adventure, Rally Championship Xtreme, Loons: The Fight for Fame, Droopy's Tennis Open, Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Rally Championship, Battlestar Galactica, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Future Tactics: The Uprising, Richard Burns Rally, Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter, Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt,Animaniacs: Lights, Camera, Action!

Hop to the Top anchor name = #wayforward-technologies-inc WayForward technologies inc

WayForward Technologies, Inc. is an American independent video game developer and publisher based in Valencia, California. Founded in 1990 by technology entrepreneur Voldi Way, WayForward started by developing games for consoles such as the Super NES and Genesis, as well as TV games and PC educational software. In 1997, they relaunched their video games arm, placing the company as a contractor for publishers and working on a variety of licensed assets. The company has created a variety of original game properties such as the Shantae series, including the first title in the series which appeared on the Game Boy Color and was published by Capcom. Currently, WayForward Technologies works on games for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita handheld consoles, WiiWare games for Nintendo's Wii and Wii U consoles, games for personal computer and other licensed titles for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

Known for: see wiki's page

Hop to the Top anchor name = #webfoot-technologies-inc Webfoot Technologies, Inc.

Webfoot Technologies is an American developer of personal computer games and video games for various platforms. Titles developed include Hello Kitty: Happy Party Pals and various Dragon Ball Z games for the Game Boy Advance. Webfoot is probably best known for its series of Dragon Ball Z games for the Game Boy Advance which were published by Infogrames and Atari. This includes the best selling Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku series of RPG games. Webfoot has also developed other games based on popular licenses including The Legend of KorraAmerican GirlTonkaHello KittyFear Factor, and Phil Mickelson Golf. The firm was founded during the early days of the internet by Dana Dominiak and Pascal Pochol. The original catalog of titles included mostly DOS-based games, but they later expanded to Microsoft Windows software and eventually Apple Macintosh, Palm Pilot, Windows Mobile (Pocket PC), and handheld platforms including the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. Webfoot's earliest Windows title was probably the cult classic DROD: Deadly Rooms of Death which was programmed by Erik Hermansen. Several of Webfoot's budget products became popular in the late 1990s with best-sellers such as 3D Frog Frenzy, 3D Pinball Express, Super Huey III, and Mahjong Ultimate.

Known for: see wiki's list

Hop to the Top anchor name = #wemade-entertainment Wemade Entertainment

WeMade Entertainment Co., Ltd is a South Korean video game developer, based in Seoul. They are the creators of the Legend of Mir series of MMORPGs, the two most successful being The Legend of Mir 2, and its sequel The Legend of Mir 3. Legend of Mir has attracted over 120 million users in Asia, and generated over $65 million a month in revenue during its height. Even today, in its ninth year of operation, Legend of Mir 2 still generates well over $20 million a month in China alone.

Known for: the legend of mir series

Hop to the Top anchor name = #westwood-studios Westwood Studios defunct

Westwood Studios, Inc. was an American video game developer, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was founded by Brett Sperry and Louis Castle in 1985 as Westwood Associates and was renamed Westwood Studios when it merged with Virgin Games (Later Virgin Interactive Entertainment) in 1992. The company was bought by Electronic Arts alongside Virgin Interactive's North American operations in 1998, and Westwood was closed by EA in 2003. Westwood is best known for developing real-time strategy, adventure and role-playing genres. It was listed in Guinness World Records for selling more than 10 million copies of Command & Conquer worldwide. The last former Westwood employee quit working for Electronic Arts after the release of Command & Conquer: Generals in 2003.

Known for: Roadwar 2000 (1986), Mars Saga (1988), Questron II (1988), BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception (1988), Mines of Titan (1989), Hillsfar (1989), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1989), BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Revenge (1990), Circuit's Edge (1990), DragonStrike (1990), Eye of the Beholder (1991), Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon (1991), Dungeons & Dragons: Order of the Griffon (1992), Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun (1992), Dune II (1992), The Legend of Kyrandia (1992), Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos (1993), The Legend of Kyrandia: The Hand of Fate (1993), The Legend of Kyrandia: Malcolm's Revenge (1994), The Lion King (1994), Young Merlin (1994), Command & Conquer (1995), Monopoly (1995), Command & Conquer – The Covert Operations (1996), Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996), Command & Conquer: Red Alert – Counterstrike (1997), Command & Conquer: Red Alert – The Aftermath (1997), Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny (1997), Blade Runner (1997), Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor (1997), Command & Conquer: Red Alert – Retaliation (1998), Dune 2000 (1998), Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (1999), Lands of Lore III (1999), Recoil (1999) (with Zipper Interactive), Nox (2000), Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun – Firestorm (2000), Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (2000), Emperor: Battle for Dune (2001), Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (2001), Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (2002), Command & Conquer: Renegade (2002), Earth & Beyond (2002)

Hop to the Top anchor name = #whoopee-camp-corp-ltd Whoopee Camp Corp., Ltd.

Whoopee Camp was a video game developer started in 1997. They made two games: Tomba!, released in 1997, and Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return in 1999. Tomba! is a game about a child of the same name with pink hair and green shorts that has to get his grandfather's bracelet made out of gold back from the evil pigs invading an uncharted continent, while Tomba! 2 is about a different group of evil pigs (aside from the leader, the last evil pig) kidnapping Tomba's girlfriend Tabby and trying to take over the continent where Tabby lives on. Both games were critically well received but in the long run, they both sold poorly mainly due to very low availability of the game in stores and as a result never attained Greatest Hits/Platinum status. Today, both Tomba! games are very rare and sold at high prices, although they are both available digitally as "PS One Classics" on the PlayStation Network for play on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. Whoopee Camp split and the staff went to work for other companies shortly after the release of Tomba! 2 (with most of them going to Access Games).

Hop to the Top anchor name = #wildfire-studios-pty-ltd Wildfire Studios Pty. Ltd.

Wildfire Studios is a video game developer that was established in 1995. It is based in Brisbane, Australia. Wildfire has developed several pinball games for video game publishers, but their most recent games are released through RealNetworks.

Known for: Jungo, self-published, Danny Phantom Ghost Frenzy, Tumblebugs, Balls of Steel, Kiss Pinball, Global Star Software (named after band Kiss), Dirt Track Racing Pinball, Ratbag Games, Austin Powers Pinball, Gotham Games & Global Star Software (named after film series Austin Powers), Devil's Island Pinball

Hop to the Top anchor name = #wild-tangent-inc Wild tangent, Inc.

WildTangent is a Redmond, Washington based game network, privately held in the United States that powers game services for several PC manufacturers including Dell and HP. Collectively, WildTangent’s owned and operated service reaches over 20 million monthly players in the United States and Europe with a catalog of more than 1000 games from nearly 100 developers. The company launched an Android games service at the end of 2011 with T-Mobile. The company also manages the advertising sales for a group of gaming properties including Mochi MediaSony Online Entertainment's Free RealmsPopCapPlayFirst, as well as Artix’s AdventureQuest, DragonFable, Namco, and MechQuest properties. The company owns a patent portfolio covering in-game advertising and app delivery technologies. WildTangent makes money through a combination of online sales, subscription, advertising and micro-transactions using a proprietary micro-currency called WildCoins.

Known for: Blackhawk Striker 2, Blasterball 2: Holidays, Blasterball 2: Remix, Blasterball 2: Revolution, Blasterball 3, Crystal Maze, Fate, Fate: Undiscovered Realms, Fate: The Traitor Soul, Fate: The Cursed King, Final Drive: Fury, Final Drive: Nitro, "John Deere Drive Green", Otto's Magic Blocks, Penguins!, Phoenix Assault, Polar Bowler, Polar Golfer, Polar Golfer: Pineapple Cup, Polar Pool, Polar Tubing, Run 'n Gun Football, Sea Life Safari, Snowboard SuperJam, From AWS, Tornado Jockey, From DreamWorks - Shrek 2: Ogre Bowler, From Escape Factory - Bounce Symphony, Overball, Word Symphony, From Sandlot Games - Slyder, Slyder Adventures, Super Granny, Super Slyder, Tradewinds,  From Q Entertainment - Lumines,  Former - Betty Bad, Cannonballs!, Dark Orbit, Fill Up, Five Card Frenzy, Glow Glow Firefly, Groove-o-Matic, Invasion, Jewel Thief, LEGO Builder Bots, Lexibox Deluxe, Monster Park Madness, Orbital, Shooting Stars Pool, STX

Hop to the Top anchor name = #winkysoft WinkySoft defunct

Winkysoft (株式会社ウィンキーソフト Kabushiki-kaisha Uinkiisofuto) was a Japanese video game developing company. They have made video games for console systems primarily for the Japanese video game market, as well as a handful of arcade games. On December 1, 2015 Winkysoft filed for bankruptcy.

Known for: Akanbe Dragon (MSX2), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Famicom), Denjinmakai (Arcade), Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights (Nintendo 3DS), Hero Senki: Project Olympus (Super Famicom), Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie (Super Famicom), JoJo No Kimyo Na Boken (Super Famicom), Ghost Chaser Densei (Super Famicom), Guardians (Arcade), Masou Kishin (Super Famicom), Battle Robot Retsuden (Super Famicom), My Life My Love: Boku no Yume: Watashi no Negai (Famicom), Mazinger Z (Super Famicom), 1st Super Robot Wars (GB), 2nd Super Robot Wars (FC), 3rd Super Robot Wars (SFC), 4th Super Robot Wars (SFC), Super Robot Wars F (SS,PS), Super Robot Wars F Final (SS,PS), Seireiki Rayblade (PS,Dreamcast), Transformers (2003 video game) (PS2), New Century Brave Wars/Quantum Leap Lazelber (PS2)

Hop to the Top anchor name = #working-designs Working Designs defunct

Working Designs was an American video game publisher that specialized in the localization of Japanese role-playing video games, strategy video games and top-down shooters for various platforms. Though the company had published many 'cult hits', it was known best to fans as the long-time exclusive US publisher of the Lunar series. The company was one of the few game publishers that attempted to bridge the cultural gap between the Japanese and American video game industries during the 1990s with an eclectic selection of releases from various genres, and was also one of the earliest American publishers to make use of the CD-ROM format for full, spoken English dialogue in their products at a time when voice acting was not a common feature in most mainstream games. On December 12, 2005, Victor Ireland, President of Working Designs, announced via the company's message board that it was closing its doors. He later started a new company called Gaijinworks.

Known for: TurboGrafx-16 - Cadash, Cosmic Fantasy 2, Exile, Exile: Wicked Phenomenon, Parasol Stars, Vasteel - Sega CD - Lunar: The Silver Star, Lunar: Eternal Blue, Popful Mail, Vay - Sega Saturn - Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean, Dragon Force, Iron Storm, Magic Knight Rayearth, Sega Ages, Shining Wisdom - PlayStation - Alundra, Arc the Lad Collection, Elemental Gearbolt, Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete, RayStorm, RayCrisis, Silhouette Mirage, Thunder Force V, Vanguard Bandits - PlayStation 2 - Growlanser Generations, Gungriffon Blaze, Silpheed: The Lost Planet

Hop to the Top anchor name = #world-fusion World Fusion
World Fusion ®. independent developer since 1987, info@worldfusion.com . . . REDESIGN IN PROGRESS . . . please bear with us . . . NOTED April 8th 2018
Hop to the Top anchor name = #wow-entertainment-inc Wow Entertainment Inc. defunct

Sega Wow was a division of Japanese video game developer Sega. In 2000 all of Sega's in-house Consumer Software (CS) and Amusement Machine (AM) R&D departments were separated from the main company and established on 9 semi-autonomous subsidiaries, with each subsidiary getting an elected president as a studio head. However, for more financial stability, Sega began consolidating its studios into six main ones (Sega Wow, Sega AM2HitmakerAmusement VisionSmilebitSonic Team) and merged them back into a uniform R&D structure in 2004. WOW Entertainment was headed by Rikiya Nakagawa and Kazunari Tsukamoto. In addition to a continued arcade line-up, WOW Entertainment made efforts on the consumer market with the SEGA GT racing series, an effort to compete against Sony's Gran Turismo. They also made efforts on the Game Boy Advance. Overworks was formed from CS2, and headed by Noriyoshi Ohba. Out of the gate it came out with Skies of Arcadia for Dreamcast and GameCube, and also continued the Sakura Taisen series. In 2002, it came with the Shinobi reboot on PlayStation 2. In 2003 it was renamed to SEGA WOW and absorbed Overworks. The line-up of action games Blood Will TellNightshade and the RPG Sakura Taisen became part of SEGA WOW. By 2004, Sega Wow had 215 employees which were split across consumer and arcade development after the integration back into Sega.

Known for: Arcade - Quiz Aa! Megami-sama: Tatakau Tsubasa to Tomoni (2000), Sega Strike Fighter (2000), Sports Jam (2000), Wild Riders (2001), World Series Baseball (2001), Alien Front (2001), Dynamic Golf (2001), Inu no Osanpo (2001), Lupin III: The Shooting (2001), Lupin III: The Typing (2002), The House of the Dead III (2002) - Dreamcast - Quiz Aa! Megami-sama: Tatakau Tsubasa to Tomoni (2000), Sega GT (2000), Sega Marine Fishing (2000), Sega Tetris (2000), Alien Front Online (2001), Candy Stripe (2001), Sega Bass Fishing 2 (2001), Sports Jam (2001), World Series Baseball 2K1 (2001) - Xbox - Sega GT 2002 (2002) - Game Boy Advance - Columns Crown (2001), The Pinball of the Dead (2002) - PlayStation 2 - Sega Bass Fishing Duel (2002) - PC - Sega GT (2001), Sega Bass Fishing (2001), The House of the Dead 2 (2001), Sega Marine Fishing (2002)

Hop to the Top anchor name = #wxp WXP - The Whole Experience - defunct

The Whole Experience (WXP Games) was an independent video game developer based in Seattle, Washington, USA. Its founders are Patrick Moynihan, Jeff Connelly, Sky Kensok and Lyndon Sumner.

Known for: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (video game) for Xbox (2002 Black Label Games), Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball for Xbox (2004 Activision), Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball MAX'D for Xbox, PS2, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS (2005-06 Activision), Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action for Xbox 360 (2007), which was an Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences nominee for 2007 Family Game of the Year., Daring Game For Girls for Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS (2009-2010 Majesco Entertainment)