7th Level

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7th Level, Inc.
Former type Defunct
Industry Computer and video game industry
Founded 1993
Defunct 1998
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, USA
Key people George Grayson
Bob Ezrin
Scott Page

7th Level was a video game development company based in Dallas, Texas and founded in 1993.[1] The company was most famous for developing the three Monty Python games (with the aid of Python member Eric Idle), G-Nome (1997) — a MechWarrior-style game, for publishing Helicops (1997) — an anime-inspired arcade-style aerial combat game, and for Tracer — a game of hacking distributed computer systems for cash using a virtual avatar in the design of Neuromancer, Shadowrun, or Snowcrash styled virtual worlds.

7th Level announced their intention to merge with Pulse Entertainment on November 17, 1997 to create P7 Solutions — an integrated solutions company.[2] The distribution rights for the three Monty Python games were acquired by Panasonic Interactive Media the next day,[3] ending 7th Level's involvement with game development and publishing. The announced merger between 7th Level and Pulse Entertainment was later canceled in April of the following year.[4]

Before ceasing all game development, 7th Level had begun working on another title, named Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3. The partially completed game was sold to Ion Storm to finish development.

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Game Name Release Year Notes
Howie Mandel's Tuneland 1993–1997 (Released by a division of 7th Level.)
Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time 1994
Battle Beast 1995
Disney's Timon & Pumbaa's Jungle Games 1995 Developer: 7th Level - Publisher: Disney Interactive
Take Your Best Shot 1995
Ace Ventura 1996
Arcade America 1996
Monty Python & the Quest for the Holy Grail 1996
Tracer 1996
The Universe According to Virgil Reality 1996
G-Nome 1997
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1997
Tamagotchi 1997 (PC version, created in association with Bandai Digital Entertainment.)
Helicops 1997
Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3 1998 (Development finished by Ion Storm Inc.)
Return to Krondor 1998 (Development finished by PyroTechnix)
Timon and Pumbaa's Hippo Hop (Disney) 1998

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