Acclaim Studios Salt Lake City

Also Known As +

  • Iguana West - Former company name
  • Sculptured Software, Inc. (from 1984 to 1999-07)
  • Iguana SLC - Former company name (from 1998 to 1999)

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Sculptured Software was a game development company based in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA) and founded in 1984 by George Metos, Peter Adams, and Bryan Brandenburg. George Metos incorporated the company on July 12, 1985 in the state of Utah with the help of some investors, as Sculptured Software, Inc.

The company was an early pioneer in the video gaming industry, porting many games from arcade to home console systems, and developing its own games as well. Two of Sculptured Software's first in-house games were Ninja and Street Surfer.

Sculptured Software stayed very busy and successful, with over 50 games to its credit, so it is of no surprise that the company became a target for acquisition by larger companies. This happened in October 1995 when Acclaim Inc. bought the company.

Acclaim had also purchased Probe Entertainment as well as Iguana Entertainment several months earlier, and the three companies were collectively known as "Acclaim Studios" in 1998, although no official name changing happened until later. It appears that the Sculptured Studios, Inc. name remained since it was printed on game packaging all the way through 1999. It was referred to as "Iguana West", but it is unsure whether this name was officially used as a development entity.

Restructuring and rearranging things within Acclaim occurred in an attempt to streamline operations, and the Sculptured Software name was discontinued in favor of Acclaim Studios Salt Lake City in about July 1999. The first game we have on record developed by Acclaim Studios SLC was ECW Hardcore Revolution (January 31, 2000), and the last completed game by the studio was Legends of Wrestling II (2002).

Acclaim Studios SLC was working on Legends of Wrestling III and one other unannounced game when the headquarters decided to close the studio in December 2002. Everything was absorbed into Acclaim's Austin studio at that time.

Credited on 121 Games from 1985 to 2002

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Legends of Wrestling II (2002 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
Legends of Wrestling (2001 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
Jeremy McGrath Supercross World (2001 on PlayStation 2, GameCube)
ECW Anarchy Rulz (2000 on PlayStation, Dreamcast)
Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 (2000 on PlayStation, Dreamcast, Nintendo 64)
ECW Hardcore Revolution (2000 on PlayStation, Dreamcast, Nintendo 64)
NBA Jam 2000 (1999 on Nintendo 64)
WWF Attitude (1999 on PlayStation, Dreamcast, Nintendo 64)
NBA Jam 99 (1998 on Nintendo 64)
NHL Breakaway 99 (1998 on Nintendo 64)
WWF War Zone (1998 on PlayStation, Nintendo 64)
NHL Breakaway 98 (1997 on Windows, PlayStation, Nintendo 64)
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (1997 on Windows, Nintendo 64)
Batman Forever (1996 on DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn...)
WWF in Your House (1996 on DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn)
NBA Jam Extreme (1996 on Windows, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn)
Space Jam (1996 on DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn)
Dirt Trax FX (1995 on SNES)
WWF WrestleMania (1995 on DOS, PlayStation, SNES...)
Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars (1995 on DOS, SNES, Genesis)

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History +

December 2002

Studio closed; remaining assets transferred to Acclaim Studios Austin


Acquired by Acclaim Entertainment, Inc..

July 12th, 1985

Company incorporated.


Company founded by Bryan Brandenburg, George Metos, Peter Adams.

Trivia +

Sculptured Software's address: 3269 S. Main St. Suite 270 Salt Lake City, UT 84115

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