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Ripcord Games, LLC

Moby ID: 91

  • Ripcord Games (from 1996 to 1999)

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Ripcord Games began as a publishing label of Panasonic Interactive Media in 1996 or 1997.

Ripcord was most well-known for Postal, its debut game, and the Spec Ops series.

In 1999 Ripcord Games was spun off from the parent company and sold to John Peterson and Lou Viveros, who incorporated it as Ripcord Games, LLC. The company continued business as usual, but as a privately held company.

The company began having trouble when its publishing partner, Southpeak Interactive, closed in November 2000, thereby dissolving needed funding.

Although the company had the most experience publishing games for the PC, Ripcord had announced and promoted 6 titles for the Dreamcast which were eventually cancelled. Plans to publish games for the Xbox system did not work out for the company either.

Without the financial support it needed, Ripcord Games, LLC closed its physical offices in 2001 and stopped publishing, although the company stayed in existence to support their previously released titles until about June 2002, when the company website went offline.

The company itself was totally dissolved in 2009.

Credited on 11 Games from 1997 to 2000

Spec Ops: Platinum Collection (2000 on Windows)
Spec Ops II: Green Berets (1999 on Windows, Dreamcast)
Enemy Infestation (1998 on Windows)
Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way (1998 on Windows)
Armor Command (1998 on Windows)
Return Fire 2 (1998 on Windows)
Space Bunnies Must Die! (1998 on Windows)
Spec Ops: Rangers Lead the Way - Pro Pack (1998 on Windows)
Stratosphere: Conquest of the Skies (1998 on Windows)
Postal (1997 on Windows, Macintosh, Android)
Forced Alliance: The Glarious Mandate (1997 on Windows)

History +


company is dissolved

April 2001

company closes its physical location; all employees are laid off

January 6th, 2001

company announces its need for new publishing partner after Southpeak's closure

April 1999

John Peterson and Lou Viveros acquire Ripcord Games from Matsushita Electric Corporation of America

April 1999

company incorporated as Ripcord Games, LLC, a privately held company

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Trivia +

Last known address:

Ripcord Games

4701 Patrick Henry Dr. Bungalow Number 13

Santa Clara, CA. 95054-1863




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