Interplay Entertainment Corp.


Interplay is a North American video game developer and publisher based in Beverly Hills, California. It was founded in 1983 by Brian Fargo and initially consisted of three programmers: Jay Patel, Troy Worrell, and Bill Heineman, who previously worked with Fargo at Boone Corporation.

Interplay initially developed text adventures, utilizing a text parser created by Fargo. They went on to produce The Bard's Tale series and other notable role-playing games such as Wasteland (1988).

Interplay played a major role during the late-1990's "RPG revival" period. They developed Fallout (1997) and also hosted Black Isle Studios, which developed its sequel and worked on other role-playing games.

Interplay Entertainment Corp., a member of the IDSA and Consumer Product Council, releases products through Interplay, 14┬░ East, Shiny Entertainment, Tantrum, Black Isle Studios, VR Sports, Flat Cat, its affiliated labels and its wholly owned subsidiary Interplay OEM, Inc.

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