Saffire, Inc

Moby ID: 1970

  • Cygnus Multimedia Productions, Inc. (from 1993-02-09 to 1994-10-24)

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Saffire Corporation, headquartered in American Fork, Utah, is a game development studio founded originally as Cygnus Multimedia by Les Pardew in the early 90's. It was started in Pardew's basement and had six employees in the initial stage.

In 1994, it changed its name to Saffire and was later headed up by Hal Rushton, previously a Vice President at Sculptured Software.

The studio's last console title was Thunderbirds (2004). It subsequently focused on mobile games and released Bop It and No Brainer on the Verizon Network. The company is still active but now no longer involved in releasing video games.

Employees of Saffire eventually ended up at Sensory Sweep Studios (founded by Dave Rushton, Hal Rushton's brother), NinjaBee, Wahoo Studios, and Avalanche Software LLC.

Credited on 57 Games from 1993 to 2013

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Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (2013 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh...)
Rise of the Triad: Dark War (2009 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh)
Around the World in 80 Days (2004 on Game Boy Advance)
Thunderbirds (2004 on Game Boy Advance)
Van Helsing (2004 on Game Boy Advance)
Van Helsing (2004 on PlayStation 2, Xbox)
The Hobbit (2003 on Game Boy Advance)
Justice League: Injustice for All (2002 on Game Boy Advance)
Hot Wheels: Velocity X (2002 on Game Boy Advance)
Barbarian (2002 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
Huai Snowball Sling (2002 on Browser)
LEGO Bionicle (2001 on Game Boy Advance)
Microsoft Pinball Arcade (2001 on Game Boy Color)
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial: Escape from Planet Earth (2001 on Game Boy Color)
Microsoft: The Best of Entertainment Pack (2001 on Game Boy Color)
ESPN MLS GameNight (2000 on PlayStation)
Oddworld Adventures 2 (2000 on Game Boy Color)
Xena: Warrior Princess - The Talisman of Fate (1999 on Nintendo 64)
Top Gear Rally 2 (1999 on Nintendo 64)
Catz (1999 on Game Boy Color)

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