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Creator: Naughty Dog

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'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:

Tropes associated with Naughty Dog

  • Action Girl: Coco, Ashelin, Elena and Ellie. Usually at least one of the major characters in a Naughty Dog game is this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Another common trait of Naughty Dog's. Nearly every character is prone to making witty remarks, Daxter and Drake are the most prominent examples.
  • Scenery Porn
  • Serkis Folk: Uncharted and The Last of Us had the actors perform motion capture while simultaneously recording dialogue.
  • Tom Hanks Syndrome: Developer example. Compare The Last of Us to their earlier work.


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