Creator / Naughty Dog

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Naughty Dog is an American video game developer owned by Sony Computer Entertainment, first formed as Jam Software in 1984 before renaming themselves to their current name in 1989. They are responsible for many hit franchises for the PlayStation consoles.

Naughty Dog has something of a sister company in the form of Insomniac Games. Both companies started out working in the same building, and even produced very similar games around the same times. Just to illustrate: Naughty Dog's Crash Bandicoot and Insomniac's Spyro the Dragon, Naughty's Jak and Daxter and Insomniac's Ratchet & Clank. As far as game companies can go, these guys are pretty much the tightest of bros, though also sharing a Friendly Rivalry.

This company is responsible for:

  • Math Jam (1985; Apple ][)
  • Ski Crazed (1986; Apple ][)
  • Dream Zone (1988; Apple IIGS)
  • Keef the Thief (1989; Apple IIGS)
  • Rings of Power (1991; Sega Genesis)
  • Unannounced Project (In development)
  • Canceled Projects
    • Al O. Saurus and Dinestein, a side-scrolling video game based on time travel and scientists genetically merged with dinosaurs, (a spoof on Back to the Future and Jurassic Park). If Naughty Dog never signed on to the company, there would be no Crash Bandicoot but they would make this game.
    • Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier; technically speaking, Naughty Dog concieved this game, but once they found they couldn't develop it and Uncharted at the same time, they handed the project to High Impact Games, who proceeded to make their own version of the game from the ground up, essentially leaving Naughty Dog's version of the game as this.

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