Raven Software


Raven Software

Infobox Company
company_name = Raven Software
company_
company_type = Subsidiary of Activision
foundation = 1990
location_city = Middleton, Wisconsin
location_country = United States
key_people = Brian Raffel (co-founder)
Steve Raffel (co-founder)
industry = Video games
products =
revenue =
operating_income =
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homepage = [http://www.ravensoft.com/ www.ravensoft.com]

Raven Software is a video game developer based in Middleton, Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1990 by brothers Brian and Steve Raffel. In 1997, Raven made an exclusive publishing deal with Activision and was subsequently acquired by them.

Raven has a history of working with id Software: After using id's engines for many of their games, they took over development of id's "Quake" franchise for "Quake 4" and are currently working on a game in id's "Wolfenstein" series. [cite web |url=http://investor.activision.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=175541 |title=id Software and Activision, Inc. Confirm Wolfenstein(R) for the Xbox 360 Video Game and Entertainment System |date=2005-10-05 |publisher=PR Newswire] They have a history of creating games only for the PC market but have expanded recently into more console games.

Games developed

*"Black Crypt" (1992)
*"Shadowcaster" (1993)
*"CyClones" (1994)
*"Heretic" (1994)
*"" (1994)
*"HeXen" (1995)
*"" (1996)
*"Necrodome" (1996)
*"Mageslayer" (1997)
*"Take No Prisoners" (1997)
*"HeXen II" (1997)
*"" (1998)
*"Heretic II" (1998)
*"Soldier of Fortune" (2000)
*"" (2000)
*"Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force: Virtual Voyager" (2001)
*"" (2002)
*"" (2002)
*"" (2003)
*"X-Men Legends" (2004)
*"" (2005)
*"Quake 4" (2005)
*"" (2006)
*"Singularity" (TBA)
*"Wolfenstein" (TBA)
*"" (TBA)

References

External links

* [http://www.ravensoft.com/ Raven Software's official site]
* [http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=189557 Google-Earth Placemark]
* [http://www.mobygames.com/company/raven-software-corporation Raven Software] entry at MobyGames


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