Looking Glass Studios, Inc.


Looking Glass Studios, Inc. was a development studio based in Cambridge, MA (USA). It was formed in 1992 through the merger of Blue Sky Productions and Lerner Research. The most prominent developer at the studio was Warren Spector. Some of the most important franchises the team worked on are Flight Unlimited, the Thief series, and the System Shock games.

The company was shut down three months after releasing Thief II: The Metal Age and about 60 employees were let go when their publisher Eidos was hit with a financial crisis.

Employees trickled down to studios such as Ion Storm Inc. and Irrational Games where their influences are still visible in the Deus Ex franchise, and BioShock, the spiritual successor to System Shock 2.

Contributed by robotriot (9072) on Nov 01, 1999. [revised by : Ani Fanneo (1), Sciere (505553) and Xenophobia (18)].