Leaping Lizard Software, Inc.

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Leaping Lizard Software, Inc. was a small game development company co-founded in the state of Maryland (USA) in 1994 by Eric Albers and Chris Green.

In 2000, Mr. Albers sold his portion of the company to Mr. Green who continued as its President until the company was closed in 2003.

The official company line on their website before closure provides more information about their history and their games:

Founded in 1994, Leaping Lizard Software works to constantly push the envelope of real-time 3D technology for the videogame market. Along with their extensive experience in the computer game industry, our software engineers, artists, and designers are united by their love of games and desire to continuously create even more involving game experiences.

The Leaping Lizard team is backed by a large base of our own state-of-the-art game technology. Our in-house development credits include real-time 3D rendering software, an advanced physics system, state-of-the-art video compression and playback, beyond state-of-the-art image processing tools, and a library of world designing tools, and scripting and AI routines. When it comes to development tools, we either have it already or we'll create it.

Designed to take casino video gambling into the next millennium, Leaping Lizard's project GameMagic was the first 3D-accelerated CD-Rom and PC-based casino product. Developed for Bally Gaming and released in the spring of 1998, Game Magic revolutionized the gaming machine world by incorporating stunning real-time 3D animation and traditional casino games.

Continuing the theme of making the old brand new again, our remake of Centipede for Hasbro Interactive brought the 80's arcade classic into the present. All the bug-blasting action and adventure of the original is back for both kids and kids-at-heart...this time in 3D!

Credited on 6 Games from 1993 to 2004

Bicycle Casino (2004 on Xbox)
Atari Arcade Classics for Macintosh (2004 on Macintosh)
Magic: The Gathering Online (2002 on Windows)
Monopoly Casino (1999 on Windows, Macintosh)
Centipede (1998 on Windows, PlayStation, Dreamcast...)
Sim Farm (1993 on DOS, Windows, Windows 3.x...)

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Company location and contact information (1998):

Leaping Lizard Software, Inc.

18219-D Flower Hill Way

Gaithersburg, MD 20879


Phone: 301-963-8230

FAX: 301-963-9016

Website: http://www.lplizard.com/


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