Almost there! Less than 100 games needed to reach our MobyGoal of 1,500 documented arcade titles!

Horizons: Empire of Istaria (Windows)

Published by
Developed by
Released
Platform
65
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Horizons: Empire of Istaria Credits

Horizons Team

Server Engineer Jeremy Altavilla
GIS AnalystMatt Bagley
Build AdministratorMatt Bagley
Customer Service RepresentativeEfren Baruela
3D Graphics EngineerTony Bertapelli
Client EngineerWesley Bigelow, Jason Eubank
Co‑PresidentDavid Bowman
Creative DirectorDavid Bowman
Design AssistantAnthony Bracamonte
Art DirectorJane Bradley
World DeveloperJoe Carlson
Director of Customer ServiceMonika Carlson
Director of Quality AssuranceMonika Carlson
DesignerShawn F. Carnes
3D Artist and AnimatorJason Caylor
3D Artist Mark Damico
World Developer Anthony D'Antonio
World Master Kristen De Meza
General CounselDaniel Donze
Administrative AssistantFaylene Ellis
Director of Marketing and Business DevelopmentSteve Escalante
User Interface ArtistAndrew Gerard
Quality Assurance Daniel Gerard
Web MasterNoel Graham
Marketing ArtistNoel Graham
Production Assistant Tony Grandlich
Systems/Network AdministratorChris Gray
World AdministratorJeff Gully
World Master  Amy J. Hartman
Lead Concept ArtistElaine Hultgren
World Master   Ken Johnson
Co‑President James Jones
Chief Operating OfficerJames Jones
Assistant ProducerWilliam Jones
Director of AudioWilliam Jones
Musical ContributionsWilliam Jones
Trailer MasterWilliam Jones
World Developer  Michael Kime
Lead Animator/ModelerJason Krueger
Simulation Engineer  Adrian LaValle
Assistant Art DirectorChristopher Luckenbach
Lead Technical ArtistChristopher Luckenbach
World MasterChris Lynch
Quality Assurance LeadBryan Macdonald
Quality AssuranceAlexander Matte
Database EngineerSusan G. McManus
Customer Service Representative Sean Meyer
FX ProgrammerRyan Mitchell
ArtistRyan Mitchell
World Master    Eilis Monahan
Texture ArtistLill Ohman
Production AssistantLeanne Pacek
3D ArtistLeanne Pacek
Quality Assurance  David Pemberton
Lead Texture ArtistJeff Perales
Sound EngineerMichael Peter
Music ComposerMichael Peter
Uber DesignerPaul Peterson
World Master/EditorRyan Rice
Server ArchitectMike Roberts
3D Artist  Casey Robinson
FX ArtistCasey Robinson
Release ManagementGordon Selley
Client Tools EngineerGordon Selley
Director of EngineeringRick Simmons, Rick Simmons
ProducerSteve Snow
Lead Client EngineerBen Spees
Lead World DeveloperJeremy Statz
Server EngineerYan Sun
Solutions ProviderChris Szabo
Database and Web SpecialistChris Szabo
Client Engineer  Paul Tanganeli
Simulation Engineer Steve Tobias
World Master    Mark Vargas
Simulation Engineer  Grant Wei
World Administrator Rex Wells
World Master    Dan Whittaker
3D Artist   Tyler Williams
ControllerTeri Woodruff
H R ManagerTeri Woodruff
Lead Marketing ArtistPhilip Worobey
Environmental Texture ArtistMigo Wu
3D Artist    Migo Wu
Database Tools DeveloperRichard Wu
Simulation EngineerDaqing Yang, Dennett Ingram
Server Engineer  Luping Zhu
Live Events DesignerJim Poole (Not Credited)

Contract Team Members

Music CompositionEric Speier
Yan Dai, Betty Evans, Trevor Fields, Scott Harris, Todd Hill, Justin Michel, Keith Miller, Rich Seibel, Gene Selzler, Spencer Timon, Dan Troesser, Steven Walker, Mark Wood, OCI

Interns

Isaac Benevidez, Megan O'Rourke

Nothing Can Repay

The support from the families and friends of the Horizons Team

Special Thanks To

Richard Aihoshi, David Allen (original author of Horizons), Jason Asser, Steve Bellerson, Davide Berruto, Scott Blinn, James Brown, Marylee Bryning, Rick Burklund, Matthews Burroughs Jr., Jace Carlson, John Carlson Sr., Amy Cerny, Mike Cerny, Clément Choblet, Jeremy Dixon, Dustin Dobson, Marvin Donald, Mathew Dudley, Matt Festa, Mario Gallego, Jason Hall, Hai Huang, Shayne Hudson, Chuck Jacobi, Scott James, John Julien Jr., Gregg Kantz, David Kimball, Alez Leboucher, Justin Leingang, Stephane LeRoy, Eitan Levy, Dina Mastbaum, Douglas Metz, Cristophe Michel, Matt Milizia, Eddy Moussa, Jesper Myrfors, Corey Pelton, Irena Pereira, Elvis Perry, David Pirnazar, Eric Resendiz, Doug Shuler, Ron Spencer, Gina Stapley, Keelan Stuart, Anthony Waters, Ken W. Whitman, James Winburn, Timothy Wunder, Daniel Yoon, Adam C. Young

Very Special Thanks To

Larry Allen, Brandon Beck, Dennis Beck, Ronald Beck, Larry Elmore, Bart Ferris, David Forrest, Greg Forrest, Goodwin Gaw, Richard Jones, Marc Merrill, Richard G. Merrill, Rick Merrill Jr., Geoffrey Selzer, John Selzer, Howard A. Sherman, Sela Ward, Greg Yurkovich, NC Interactive Inc., Norman Williams

Grateful Acknowledgement For Business Support

ATI, Bender/Helper Impact, Digital Bros/Game Network, Intel, NTT/Verio, Nvidia, Winsonic Holdings Team

Atari

Sr. V.P. of Creative DevelopmentJason Bell
Executive ProducerCynthia Woll
V.P. of Brand MarketingSteven M. Allison
Director of Brand MarketingJean Raymond
Brand ManagerRichard Iggo
Director of Marketing CommunicationsKristine Keever
Director of Creative ServicesSteve Martin
Director of Editorial & Documentation ServicesElizabeth Mackney
Art DirectorCharles Rizzo
Graphic DesignerMorgan Tomaiolo
Documentation SpecialistKurt Carlson
CopywriterNorm Schrager
Director of Publishing SupportMichael H. Gilmartin
Director of Quality Assurance, North AmericaMichael Craighead
I.T. Manager/Western RegionKen Ford
Manager of Technical SupportMichael Vetsch
Senior Q.A. Testing ManagerKurt Boutin
Q.A. Testing ManagersRandy Lee, Bill Carroll, Donald T. Clay, Jeffrey L. Loney, Ezequiel Nunez, David Strang
Lead TestersDaniel Frisoli, Jason Cordero
Assistant Lead TestersChristopher Salings, Michael Romatelli, Brandon Smith, Jeffrey Tolleson
TestersMichael Murphy, Tom Andrade, Clement Cherlin, Scotte Kramer, Marshall Clevesy, Patricia-Jean Cody, Sam Mansour
Compatibility Lab SupervisorDavid Strang
Compatibility Test LeadRandy Buchholz
Compatibility AnalystsJason Cordero, Mark Florentino, Chris McQuinn, Cuong Vu
Senior PR ManagerBrandon Smith
Director, OnlineJon Nelson
Senior Producer, OnlineKyle Peschel
Senior Programmer, OnlineGerald Burns
Online Marketing ManagerSara Borthwick

Horizons Team

Events DesignerChris Szabo, Richard Wu, Mark Vargus
QA TesterDavid McManus (uncredited)

Other Games

In addition to this game, the following people are listed as working on other games. No more than 25 people are listed here, even if there are more than 25 people who have also worked on other games.

Elizabeth Mackney, 173 other games
Steve Martin, 162 other games
Michael Craighead, 149 other games
Michael H. Gilmartin, 144 other games
David Strang, 127 other games
Ezequiel Nunez, 123 other games
Kurt Boutin, 115 other games
Bill Carroll, 101 other games
Ken Ford, 92 other games
Randy Lee, 92 other games
Chris McQuinn, 88 other games
Steven M. Allison, 83 other games
Jeffrey L. Loney, 81 other games
Jason Cordero, 79 other games
Jean Raymond, 72 other games
Michael Vetsch, 71 other games
Kurt Carlson, 60 other games
Patricia-Jean Cody, 59 other games
Donald T. Clay, 56 other games
Randy Buchholz, 53 other games
Jon Nelson, 53 other games
Michael Murphy, 49 other games
Mark Florentino, 43 other games
Kyle Peschel, 42 other games
Morgan Tomaiolo, 41 other games

Collaborations

People who have worked on this game have also collaborated on the creation of the following games:

Terminator 3: War of the Machines, a group of 31 people
The Temple of Elemental Evil: A Classic Greyhawk Adventure, a group of 29 people
Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide, a group of 27 people
Unreal II: The Awakening, a group of 27 people
Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark, a group of 26 people
Gothic II, a group of 23 people
Once Upon a Knight, a group of 23 people
Unreal Tournament 2004 (DVD Special Edition), a group of 22 people
Unreal Tournament 2004, a group of 22 people
Atari: 80 Classic Games in One!, a group of 21 people
Neverwinter Nights, a group of 21 people
Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, a group of 21 people
Neverwinter Nights (Gold), a group of 21 people
Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard, a group of 20 people
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, a group of 19 people
Sid Meier's Civilization III: Conquests, a group of 19 people
Indigo Prophecy, a group of 18 people
Act of War: Direct Action, a group of 18 people
Shadow Ops: Red Mercury, a group of 18 people
Axis & Allies, a group of 18 people
Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds, a group of 18 people
Enter the Matrix, a group of 17 people
Chris Sawyer's Locomotion, a group of 17 people
Unreal Tournament 2003, a group of 17 people
Deer Hunter 2005, a group of 17 people

Credits for this game were contributed by solaris gax (7), Jim Poole (3), Irena Pereira (3) and Corn Popper (69643)