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Lankhor

Moby ID: 1619

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Lankhor was a French video games development studio based in the south west of Paris, close to Versailles. The company was founded in 1987 and was closed on 31st December 2001. It was established through the merger of two very small French studios: BJL Langlois by Jean-Luc Langlois and Kilkhor by Bruno Gourier. The studio initially developed for the Amiga, Atari ST and DOS platforms and later branched out to console and hand-held systems such as the Mega Drive, SNES and Game Gear.

Around 1996 the studio was about to close down, but then Daniel Macré joined the studio. He had previously worked together with Lankhor to develop an adaptation of the Sinclair QL game Wroom! for other platforms. In 1997, Lankhor entered a partnership with Eidos Interactive and created F1 World Grand Prix (1999) for the PlayStation and Windows. After the cancellation of a contract with the Japanese publisher Video System Co., Ltd. in January 2001 for an FIA licensed F1 game on PC and Xbox, Lankhor closed its doors on 31st December 2001 as the economical situation provided no new opportunities to work on new titles in 2001. Val d'Isère Ski Park Manager (February 2002) was the company's last game. Some of the developers moved on to found Corélane. Daniel Macré left the games industry permanently.

One of the unreleased games is Sukiya.

Credited on 24 Games from 1986 to 2002

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Val d'Isère Ski Park Manager: Gold Edition (2002 on Windows)
Val d'Isère Ski Park Manager (2002 on Windows)
Warm Up! (2000 on Windows, PlayStation)
F1 World Grand Prix (1999 on Windows, PlayStation)
Official Formula 1 Racing (1999 on Windows)
F1: World Championship Edition (1995 on SNES, Genesis, Amiga)
Kawasaki Superbike Challenge (1995 on SNES, Genesis)
Black Sect (1993 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST)
Formula One (1993 on DOS, Genesis, Amiga...)
Metallic Power (1992 on Amiga, Atari ST)
Fugitif: Les Aventures de Jack Bludfield - Part 1 (1991 on Amstrad CPC)
La crypte des maudits (1991 on Amstrad CPC)
Outzone (1991 on Amiga, Atari ST)
Vroom (1991 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST)
La secte noire (1990 on Amstrad CPC)
Maupiti Island (1990 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST)
Mokowe (1990 on Amstrad CPC)
Elemental (1988 on Atari ST)
G.Nius (1988 on Amiga, Atari ST)
Killdozers (1988 on Atari ST)

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History +

December 2001

After the cancellation of a contract with Video System, Lankhor closes its doors. Ski Park Manager will be the last game of the company which had been producing games for over 15 years.

1997

Lankhor began a partnership with Eidos Interactive

1987

company founded

Trivia +

The company's name is a portmanteau of the two companies which merged to form it: BJL Langlois and Kilkhor.

Company address in 1991:

Lankhor

84 bis, avenue du Général-de-Gaulle

92140 Clamart

France

Related Web Sites +

  • Fan website (French)
    A nostalgic of the Lankhor games is supporting a website dedicated to all the Lankhor games.
  • Lankhor
    The official website is definitively down, this link is a backup hosted by lankhor.net

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