Guerrilla B.V.

Moby ID: 3312

  • Lost Boys Games (from 2000 to 2003-07)

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Guerrilla Games is a Dutch game development studio and a first party developer for Sony. It is based in Amsterdam and is part of PlayStation Studios. It is best known for the Horizon and Killzone franchises.

The company was established on 1st January 2000 as Lost Boys Games as a subsidiary of multimedia conglomerate company Lost Boys owned by Michiel Mol and as the result of a merger between three studios: Orange Games, Digital Infinity, and Formula Game Development. It was initially led by Martin de Ronde who previously led Formula Game Development and sold it to Lost Boys in 1998. In 2001, when Lost Boys merged with Swedish media company IconMediaLab, Lost Boys Games was spun off into an independent entity, though under the continued ownership of Mol. In 2001 Hermen Hulst became the Managing Director.

Mol later established a new media company, Media Republic, which acquired 75% of Lost Boys Games in 2003. Shortly thereafter, in July 2003, Lost Boys Games was renamed Guerrilla to reflect the style of its new parent company. The company was located in a 17th century canal mansion in Amsterdam, but moved to the former Telegraaf building in 2019.

The studio's first projects were Game Boy Color games with original characters. They were however unable to find a publisher as those were more interested in licensed properties. Lost Boys Games then moved on to work-for-hire projects with titles such as Tiny Toon Adventures: Dizzy's Candy Quest (Game Boy Color, 2001), Rhino Rumble (Game Boy Color, 2002), Black Belt Challenge (Game Boy Advance, 2002), and Invader (Game Boy Advance, 2002). Around 2000-2002 the studio also developed several PC racing games and a game with a Big Brother license, but for those titles there may be overlap with the pre-2000 studio Lost Boys Interactive B.V.: Grachten Racer (2000), Big Brother: The Game (2000), Speedboat Raser Europa (2001) and Miami Speedboat Racer (2002).

In 2004 the studio released two major games: Killzone for Sony as a PS2 exclusive and Shellshock: Nam '67 for Eidos Interactive.

After the release of Killzone, Guerrilla was acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2005. It went on to create Killzone: Liberation for PlayStation Portable in 2006, and released Killzone 2 for PlayStation 3.

The company was part of the SCE Worldwide Studios group and in 2011 it was managed by two of its original co-founders: Hermen Hulst and Arjan Brussee.

Credited on 25 Games from 2000 to 2024

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Horizon II: Forbidden West - Complete Edition (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 5)
Horizon VR: Call of the Mountain (2023 on PlayStation 5)
Horizon II: Forbidden West (2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5)
Death Stranding: Director's Cut (2021 on Windows, Macintosh, iPhone...)
Death Stranding (2019 on Windows, PlayStation 4)
Blood & Truth (2019 on PlayStation 4)
Horizon: Zero Dawn - Complete Edition (2017 on Windows, PlayStation 4)
Horizon: Zero Dawn (2017 on PlayStation 4)
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (2016 on PlayStation 4)
Until Dawn (2015 on PlayStation 4)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (2013 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Now)
Killzone HD (2012 on PlayStation 3)
Killzone 3 (2011 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Now)
Killzone 3 (Helghast Edition) (2011 on PlayStation 3)
Killzone 2 (2009 on PlayStation 3)
Killzone: Liberation (2006 on PSP)
Killzone (2004 on PlayStation 2)
Shellshock: Nam '67 (2004 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Black Belt Challenge (2002 on Game Boy Advance)
Invader (2002 on Game Boy Advance)

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History +

December 7, 2005

Company acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment.

October 29, 2003

Guerrilla signs a development deal with Eidos for a new third person action game.

July 16, 2003

The Dutch developer changes its name to Guerilla.

December 20, 2001

Swedish internet company IconMedialab acquires Lost Boys.


Company founded as Lost Boys.

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