Most of the former Yosemite Entertainment employees were picked up by Codemasters
and they set up shop in Oakhurst, CA! For details, check out this press release
. Here's the relevant text in case the press release walks away:
(Warwickshire, England, UK - September 17, 1999) Extending its proven business model of steady, controlled growth into territories around the
globe from its home base in the United Kingdom, leading games developer and publisher Codemasters today announced that it is establishing
a fully operational development studio in Oakhurst, California. The announcement, issued today by Codemasters managing director Nick
Wheelwright, comes only weeks after the announcement of a distribution and sales arrangement which will bring a slate of products already
popular with European gamers to North American retail shelves just in time for the holiday shopping season.
According to Wheelwright, the Oakhurst development facility will be managed and staffed by a significant number of the past employees of the
former Yosemite Entertainment, the highly successful and original design facility of gaming industry pioneer Sierra On-Line. Craig Alexander,
who formerly served as general manager of Yosemite Entertainment for nearly five years, will manage the new Codemasters studio. Indeed,
some of the US-based developers joining Codemasters have been associated with the Oakhurst game-development group for nearly 20 years,
ever since Sierra established its first headquarters there, earning the community the title, "the birthplace of computer gaming."
The company website was formerly located at yosemiteentertainment.com