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Surreal Software, Inc.


Surreal Software was a video game developer who first received critical acclaim with the 1999 release of Drakan: Order of the Flame. They continued with Drakan: The Ancients’ Gates in early 2002, both games selling in excess of 250,000 units. Having grown to two development teams, Surreal released The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring later that same year, selling over 1.8 million units. In March of 2004, Surreal Software released The Suffering.

Founded in 1995, Surreal Software employed around 60 designers, artists and programmers. Over the years, Surreal Software's technical capabilities have increased, with the advancement of multi-platform offerings, and a proprietary real-time game development.

In April of 2004, Midway Games acquired Surreal Software as an in-house game studio. When most of the Midway assets were acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc., Surreal Software was included in the deal and taken over by the new company. Even though the name Surreal Software was still used, most of the team was not integrated into the WB Games, Inc. studio. The company was dissolved in 2011.

Also Known As

  • Midway Seattle (from Apr, 2004 to 2009)
  • Surreal Software, Inc. (from Nov 22, 1995 to Apr, 2004)


Suffering: Ties That Bind, The(2005)
Suffering, The(2004)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The(2002)
Drakan: The Ancients' Gates(2002)
Drakan: Order of the Flame(1999)


Contact information (August 2008)

Surreal Software Inc.
3131 Elliott Ave., Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121-1044
Phone: 206.587.0505

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