Rage Games Ltd.

Moby ID: 1293

  • Rage Software Ltd. (from 1992 to 1996-11-18)

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Rage Games Ltd. was an English game development studio founded as Rage Software Ltd. by Paul Finnegan in 1992. Originally creating games for third party developers, the first commercial success came with the football game Striker in 1992.

The company was acquired B.C.E. Holdings plc in December 1994. It later changed its name to Rage Software plc and eventually Rage plc. This overview is about the English development studio, part of the larger holdings group. Because of the name change of the holding company, Rage Software Ltd.'s name was changed to Rage Games Ltd. in 1996. In the late nineties the company extracted itself from the merger.

After setting up a sister company Swordfish Studios in September 2002, which then acquired Rage for one pound, the studio went into liquidation in January 2003 following the withdrawal of its manufacturing credit facility by its bankers.

Members of the former Rage team are now still active at Venom Games, Juice Games, Swordfish Studios, and Moonpod.

Credited on 46 Games from 1992 to 2003

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Rolling (2003 on PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Rocky (2002 on Game Boy Advance)
Rocky (2002 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
Twin Caliber (2002 on PlayStation 2)
Go! Go! Beckham! Adventure On Soccer Island (2002 on Game Boy Advance)
Rage Rally (2002 on Windows)
Gun Metal (2002 on Windows, Xbox)
Eurofighter Typhoon: Operation Icebreaker (2002 on Windows)
Totaled! (2002 on PlayStation 2, Xbox)
David Beckham Soccer (2002 on PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Mobile Forces (2002 on Windows)
Pocket Music (2002 on Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance)
Midnight GT: Primary Racer (2002 on Windows)
Incoming Forces (2002 on Windows)
David Beckham Soccer (2001 on Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance)
GTC: Africa (2001 on PlayStation 2)
Denki Blocks! (2001 on Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, J2ME)
Eurofighter Typhoon (2001 on Windows)
eRacer (2001 on Windows)
Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising (2001 on Windows)

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History +

January 15, 2003

Rage Software has finally collapsed. BBC News reports that the Liverpool-based firm is now likely to be broken up and any new games it's working on sold off. The company's upcoming titles include exclusive licenses with Lamborghini and Andy McNab as well as a follow-up to the successful Rocky game.

Source: BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2661771.stm

October 2002

A sister company, Swordfish Studios, is set up and it 'acquires' Rage Games Ltd. for 1 pound.

October 30, 2001

The company becomes an official developer for the Nintendo GameCube.


The company decides to publish all their PC and PSX titles that hadn't been signed up by third party publishers yet.

December 1994

The company is acquired by BCE Holdings Plc and is merged with Software Creations Ltd into BCE Multimedia.

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Trivia +

Company address 1992:

Rage Software

Unit 21, Edward Pavilion

Albert Dock

Liverpool, UK

L3 4 AA

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