PopTop Software Inc.

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PopTop Software Inc. was a game development studio founded by Phil Steinmeyer in 1993 and it was based in Fenton, Missouri (USA). The studio was especially known for its Railroad Tycoon series and the Carribean island simulation Tropico. The company's last game, Shattered Union, was released in 2005.

The company was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software in July 2000 and eventually closed in March 2006 as a part of a larger reorganization. Most of the team was merged into Firaxis.

Credited on 13 Games from 1995 to 2005

Shattered Union (2005 on Windows, Xbox)
Railroad Tycoon 3 (2003 on Windows, Macintosh)
Tropico 2: Pirate Cove (2003 on Windows, Macintosh)
Tropico: Mucho Macho Edition (2002 on Windows, Macintosh)
Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne (2002 on Windows)
Tropico (2001 on Windows, Macintosh)
Railroad Tycoon II: Gold Edition (2000 on Dreamcast)
Railroad Tycoon II: The Next Millennium - Special Edition (2000 on Macintosh, Windows)
Railroad Tycoon II: Gold Edition (1999 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh)
Railroad Tycoon II: Conquer 3 Continents (Special Edition) (1999 on Windows, Macintosh)
Railroad Tycoon II (1998 on Linux, Windows, PlayStation...)
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars (1996 on DOS, Windows, Macintosh...)
Heroes of Might and Magic (1995 on DOS, Windows, Macintosh)

History +

March 2006

Take-Two merges the company in Firaxis Games as a cost-saving measure.

July 24th, 2000

The company is acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc..


Company founded by programmer and game designer Phil Steinmeyer.

Trivia +

The former company websites were located at www.poptopsoftware.com and www.poptop.com.

Address in 1998:

PopTop Software

1714 Gilsinn Dr.

Fenton, MO 63026


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