What Game Devs Do You Miss?

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#1  Edited By ballblaster

Going back as far as you can remember, what game developers or even publishers do you have fond memories of & wish would make a come-back?

I would start with:

EPYX

Accolade

Cinemaware

Polarware

Br0derbund

Psygnosis

Magnetic Scrolls

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#2  Edited By Karl_Boss

Looking Glass

Midway

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#3  Edited By AhmadMetallic

I didn't recognize a single name from this thread. 
 
I'm not gonna pretend like I've known developers for decades, so I really don't have an answer. Valve, Rockstar and DICE are still alive and kicking, so I'm satisfied.

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#5  Edited By themangalist

3D Realms.
 
No, seriously.

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#6  Edited By Slag

Factor 5

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#7  Edited By mylifeforAiur

Looking Glass. The Thief games are veritable masterpieces of level-design and atmospheric implementation. Jeez, Thief: Dark Project and Thief II: The Metal Age are two of the most memorable video games on the PC.

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#8  Edited By Animasta

Cavia.

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#9  Edited By FancySoapsMan

Black Isle

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#10  Edited By MildMolasses

Squaresoft

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#11  Edited By strangone

Troika

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#12  Edited By drace

Whenever I see a thread like this I always think of Colony Wars by Psygnosis. I really liked those games though I wonder if they hold up today.

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#13  Edited By thor

Impressions Games made a few gems.

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#14  Edited By shirogane

Bullfrog.

Westwood i guess, before they got abosrbed into EA and disappeared.

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#15  Edited By ballblaster

@Shirogane said:

Bullfrog.

Westwood i guess, before they got abosrbed into EA and disappeared.

Bullfrog is still around, they just call it Lionhead now :P

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#16  Edited By shirogane

@ballblaster said:

@Shirogane said:

Bullfrog.

Westwood i guess, before they got abosrbed into EA and disappeared.

Bullfrog is still around, they just call it Lionhead now :P

Bah that doesn't count! Fable and Black and White or Theme Hospital and Dungeon Keeper? HUGE difference!

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#17  Edited By Jeust
  • Cavia
  • Bullfrog
  • Square
  • Enix
  • Psygnosis
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#18  Edited By willin

Acclaim. I want more poorly made ECW games.

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#19  Edited By PrivateIronTFU

Bizarre Creations. Geometry Wars is still the best game on XBLA. And Blur was criminally ignored.

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#20  Edited By Dagbiker

Mindscape I loved 'Creatures'

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#21  Edited By PeasantAbuse

Pandemic. I have this weird obsession with the first Mercenaries game.

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#22  Edited By Samaritan

Old Rare and Bizarre Creations. :(

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#23  Edited By bananaz

Looking Glass, Troika (Arcanum), Surreal Software (Drakan: AG and The Suffering), Ensemble (Age of Empires),

Also Square and Enix, whatever happened to them?

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#24  Edited By Stonecutter

So many of these

Also Smilebit.

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#25  Edited By Levius

Free Radical, before they got bought and had to make Homefront 2.

Also Pandemic and old Rare.

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#26  Edited By jetsetwillie

DMA designs... what ever happened to those guys

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#27  Edited By polydeukes

Origin.

Edit: Oh, and does early Lucas Arts count?

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#28  Edited By Wipeout

Interplay (and the studios they owned like Black Isle). They did some great things with that infinite engine Bioware developed.

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#29  Edited By Vexxan

@JJOR64 said:

Old Rare.

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#30  Edited By TwoLines

Bullfrog, Psygnosis, Black Isle.

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#31  Edited By iBePeRFeCT

@JJOR64 said:

Old Rare.

This.

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#32  Edited By buzz_killington

Deadline Games, the fine makers of Total Overdose. Also, from what I've read, early nineties id Software always sounds like Disneyland to me: the best place in the whole world.

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#33  Edited By WickedFather

Yes - Free Radical. I'm playing Timesplitters Future Perfect right now and it's so good. You wait before killing people in case they have something funny to say. Any my friend married one of the animators and has his face on one of the pedestrians in the Blade Runner level of 2, so I'm a bit biased.

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#34  Edited By Valkyr
  • Black Isle
  • Old Rare
  • Factor 5
  • Ensemble Studios
  • Squaresoft