The Junction Point Studios wiki last edited by _k1_ on 01/14/14 07:47PM View full history

Overview

Junction Point Studios was a video game developer based in Austin, Texas. It was established in 2005 by Warren Spector and Art Min. The new studio was based around several former employees of Ion Storm, where Spector and Min previously worked. Junction Point was a subsidiary of Disney Interactive Studios, which Disney had acquired on July 13, 2007. Their first game was Disney Epic Mickey.

Name Origin

The name Junction Point originated from a canceled game at Looking Glass Studios, where Spector had worked before. He decided to use the name for his company because "the name spoke to me more as a name for a studio than a name for a game," according to Spector. "It's also nice that it abbreviates to JPS, which rolls off the tongue."

Closure

On January 29, 2013, Disney announced that it had decided to close Junction Point Studios. It was the result of the mediocre sales and reception of their latest and final games: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion.

"It was with much sadness that we informed our teams today of changes to our Games organization, which include the closure of Junction Point Studios. We're extremely grateful to [Warren Spector] and the Junction Point team for their creative contributions to Disney with Disney Epic Mickey and Disney Epic Mickey 2."
- A Disney Representative

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