Bullfrog Productions


Bullfrog Productions

Infobox Defunct Company
company_name = Bullfrog Productions
company_
slogan =
fate = Merged
successor = EA UK, Lionhead Studios, Mucky Foot Productions
foundation = 1987
defunct = 2004
location = Guildford,United Kingdom
industry = Video game industry
key_people = Peter Molyneux
products = "Populous", "Dungeon Keeper"
num_employees =
parent =
subsid =

Bullfrog Productions was a UK computer game developer that was founded in 1987 by Les Edgar and Peter Molyneux. The company achieved recognition in 1989 for their third release, "Populous".

At the time of the company's founding, Edgar and Molyneux were already involved in an enterprise called Taurus Impex Ltd. Bullfrog's name was derived from "Taurus" (the Greek word for bull) and Edgar's daughter's love of frogs.Fact|date=January 2008

Electronic Arts, Bullfrog's publisher, acquired the studio in January 1995. Molyneux had become an Electronic Arts vice-president and consultant in 1994, after EA purchased a significant share of Bullfrog. Molyneux left Bullfrog in August 1997 to found Lionhead Studios whilst other members of the original team founded Mucky Foot Productions. The last titles to bear the Bullfrog logo were published in 2001. 2004 met the final end of Bullfrog when Electronic Arts combined their side studios into EA UK.

Notable titles

*"Fusion" (1988)
*"Populous" (1989)
*"Flood" (1990)
*"Populous II" (1991)
*"Powermonger" (1992)
*"Syndicate" (1993)
*"Magic Carpet" (1994)
*"Theme Park" (1994)
*"" (1994)
*"Tube (Game)" (1994)
*"Hi-Octane" (1995)
*"Magic Carpet 2" (1995)
*"Genewars" (1996)
*"Syndicate Wars" (1996)
*"Dungeon Keeper" (1997)
*"Theme Hospital" (1997)
*"" (1998)
*"Theme Park World" ("SimTheme Park" in the US) (1999)
*"Dungeon Keeper 2" (1999)
*"Aquarium" (2001)
*"Theme Park Inc" ("SimCoaster" in the US) (2001)

External links

* [http://www.the-underdogs.info/company.php?id=72 Company profile] at Home of the Underdogs
*moby game|id=/fusion|name="Fusion"
* [http://www.rhod.fr/populous.html Rhod's "Populous" & "Powermonger" Collection]


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