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Lankhor

Overview

Lankhor was a French video games development studio based in the south west of Paris, close to Versailles. The company was founded in 1987 and was closed on 31st December 2001. It was established through the merger of two very small French studios: BJL Langlois by Jean-Luc Langlois and Kilkhor by Bruno Gourier. The studio initially developed for the Amiga, Atari ST and DOS platforms and later branched out to console and hand-held systems such as the Mega Drive, SNES and Game Gear.

Around 1996 the studio was about to close down, but then Daniel Macré joined the studio. He had previously worked together with Lankhor to develop an adaptation of the Sinclair QL game Wroom! for other platforms. In 1997, Lankhor entered a partnership with Eidos Interactive and created F1 World Grand Prix (1999) for the PlayStation and Windows. After the cancellation of a contract with the Japanese publisher Video System Co., Ltd. in January 2001 for an FIA licensed F1 game on PC and Xbox, Lankhor closed its doors on 31st December 2001 as the economical situation provided no new opportunities to work on new titles in 2001. Val d'Isère Ski Park Manager (February 2002) was the company's last game. Some of the developers moved on to found Corélane. Daniel Macré left the games industry permanently.

One of the unreleased games is Sukiya.

Games

Val d'Isère Ski Park Manager: Edition 2003(2003)
Val d'Isère Ski Park Manager(2002)
Warm Up!(2000)
F1 World Grand Prix(1999)
Official Formula One Racing(1999)
F1 World Championship Edition(1995)
Kawasaki Superbike Challenge(1995)
Black Sect(1993)
Formula One(1993)
Vroom: Data Disk(1992)
Metallic Power(1992)
Fugitif: Les Aventures de Jack Bludfield - Part 1(1991)
Vroom(1991)
Outzone(1991)
Maupiti Island(1990)
Elemental(1988)
G.Nius(1988)
Killdozers(1988)
Mortville Manor(1987)
Wanderer(1986)

Trivia

The company's name is a portmanteau of the two companies which merged to form it: BJL Langlois and Kilkhor.

Related Web Sites

  • Fan website (French) (A nostalgic of the Lankhor games is supporting a website dedicated to all the Lankhor games.)
  • Lankhor (The official website is definitively down, this link is a backup hosted by lankhor.net)

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