Argonaut Sheffield

Moby ID: 979

  • Particle Systems Ltd. (from 1993 to 2002)

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Particle Systems was a game development company formed in 1993 by industry veterans Michael Powell and Glyn Williams in the United Kingdom. The company specialized in science fiction games at the cutting edge of technology. The most well-known games from Particle were the Independence War series.

In 2002 Particle Systems was acquired by Argonaut Software and subsequently renamed Argonaut Sheffield. The company closed in 2004 as did this division.

Credited on 8 Games from 1993 to 2013

Power Drome (2004 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Bionicle (2003 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Independence War 2: Edge Of Chaos (2001 on Windows)
Independence War: Deluxe Edition (1999 on Windows)
Independence War: The Starship Simulator (1997 on Windows)
Evasive Action (1994 on DOS)
Subwar 2050: CD-ROM (1994 on DOS, Windows, Macintosh)
Subwar 2050 (1993 on DOS, Amiga, Amiga CD32)

History +

October 22, 2004

Company is closed down due to financial difficulties of its parent company Argonaut Games.

January 17, 2002

Particle Systems is acquired by Argonaut Software and renamed Argonaut Sheffield.

November 1994

Company incorporated.


Company formed by Michael Powell and Glyn Williams in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.

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Location in June 2002:

Particle Systems Ltd.

12 Turners Lane



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