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Warthog Plc

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Warthog was founded in April 1997 when a group of ex-Electronic Arts people came together. The team secured a contract from Digital Anvil to develop Starlancer.

The company then went on to establish a Playstation development team. Contracts to develop a StarTrek game for Activision quickly followed.

Over the course of subsequent years Warthog has purchased other development studios, including Fever Pitch and Atod. In 2004, Warthog itself was acquired by Tiger Telematics and became a part of Gizmondo.

After Gizmondo went bankrupt, former Warthog employees teamed up with those of Digital Anvil to create Embryonic Studios.

Credited on 13 Games from 2000 to 2005

Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt (2005 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction (2002 on Game Boy Advance)
Rally Championship (2002 on PlayStation 2, GameCube)
Loons: The Fight for Fame (2002 on Xbox)
Pinky and The Brain: The Master Plan (2002 on Game Boy Advance)
Quiz Show (2001 on PlayStation, Windows)
Tiny Toon Adventures: Plucky's Big Adventure (2001 on PlayStation)
Rally Championship Xtreme (2001 on Windows)
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Saves the Day (2001 on Game Boy Color)
Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Stackers (2001 on Game Boy Advance)
Tom and Jerry in Mouse Attacks! (2000 on Game Boy Color)
Star Trek: Invasion (2000 on PlayStation)
Starlancer (2000 on Windows, Dreamcast)

History +

November 3rd, 2004

The company is acquired by Tiger Telematics Inc., with subsidiary Gizmondo Europe Ltd as the primary beneficiary. The deal includes the Warthog's portfolio and its proprietary game engine porting tool, Tusk.

February 5th, 2003

Warthog has acquired Texan development company Fever Pitch Studios for $300,000 in Warthog shares.

December 2002

Warthog acquired fellow Manchester developer Zed Two

April 2002

Warthog acquires 42-Bit AB, a 24-man Swedish development team.

October 8th, 2001

In an unusual acquisition, Warthog secures from Infogrames a 15-strong development team (and their hardware assets) and with it a development deal to finish off the project the team were working on Looney Tunes.

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Trivia +

The company website was formerly located at www.warthog.co.uk


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