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Presto Studios, Inc.

Moby ID: 840

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[Source: Press Release dated July 8, 1996]

"Founded in 1991, Presto Studios Inc., is a San Diego based CD-ROM production company best known for its award-winning photorealistic adventure game, The Journeyman Project.

With the release of The Journeyman Project in 1993, Presto earned a reputation as an industry trend-setter. The company continues to grow and push the limits of interactive entertainment with titles such as The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time, the stunning next-generation sequel to The Journeyman Project, which was released in 1995, and has sold over 200,000 copies to date."

Credited on 13 Games from 1993 to 2009

The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time - 10th Anniversary Edition for Mac OS X (2009 on Macintosh)
Whacked! (2002 on Xbox)
Myst III: Exile (2001 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Star Trek: Hidden Evil (1999 on Windows)
The Journeyman Project Trilogy (1999 on Windows)
Myst: Masterpiece Edition (1999 on Windows, Macintosh)
Stephen King's F13: Ctrl, Alt, ...Shiver (1999 on Windows, Macintosh)
The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time (1998 on Windows, Macintosh)
The Journeyman Project: Pegasus Prime (1997 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh)
Gundam 0079: The War for Earth (1996 on Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows)
The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time (1995 on Windows, Windows 3.x, Macintosh)
The Journeyman Project: Turbo! (1994 on Windows 3.x, Macintosh)
The Journeyman Project (1993 on Windows 3.x, Macintosh)

History +

November 2002

Presto Studios closes down


Presto studios opens and begins work on The JourneyMan Project.

Trivia +

Address in January 1996:

Presto Studios Inc.

P.O. Box 262535

San Diego, CA 92196


Company location (2002)

Presto Studios, Inc.

P.O. Box 230928

Encinitas, CA 92023-0928

United States of America

Presto Studios shut down in August 2002 despite being one of the most successful independent game developers in computer game history. The company was debt free and flush from the record breaking sales of Myst III. The owners decided to leave the business on a high mark after evaluating the market.

Related Web Sites +

  • News Article
    San Diego Union-Tribune article about the closing of Presto Studios
  • The Presto Studios Archives
    Archive of the former Presto website, composed by Prakash Kripalani and Tommy Yune, maintained by the latter. Includes a forum.
  • Inside Look
    A "behind the scenes" article about Presto Studios on Myst3.com


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