Blue Fang Games

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Blue Fang Games
Former type Corporation
Industry Computer and video game industry
Fate Closed down after contract with Microsoft ended, bought by Microsoft
Founded 1998
Founders Adam Levesque
John Wheeler
Defunct 2011
Headquarters Waltham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Key people Eduardo Baraf
Hank Howie
Adam Levesque
Scott Triola
John Wheeler
Products Zoo Tycoon series
World of Zoo
Lion Pride
Zoo Kingdom

Blue Fang Games, often shortened to Blue Fang, was an American computer game developer, most noted for its Zoo Tycoon series. The company closed down in 2011, after their contract with Microsoft ended.

Games[edit]

Title Release date System
Zoo Tycoon 2001 Microsoft Windows, Macintosh
 • Dinosaur Digs 2002 Microsoft Windows
 • Marine Mania 2002
 • Endangered Species 2003
 • Complete Collection 2003
Zoo Tycoon 2 2004[1] Microsoft Windows, Macintosh
 • Endangered Species 2005 Microsoft Windows
 • African Adventure 2006
 • Dino Danger Pack 2006
 • Zookeeper Collection 2006
 • Marine Mania 2006
 • Extinct Animals 2007[2]
 • Ultimate Collection 2008
Zoo Tycoon DS 2005 Nintendo DS
Zoo Tycoon 2 DS 2008
World of Zoo 2009[3] Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Wii
Lion Pride 2009[4] iOS
Lion Pride HUGE 2010
Zoo Kingdom 2010 Facebook
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? 2011
The Oregon Trail 2011

Staff[edit]

  • Eduardo Baraf
  • Lou Catazaro — Art Lead
  • Hank Howie
  • Adam Levesque — Founder
  • Steve Serafino — Music and Sound (Zoo Tycoon)
  • Shawn Stone — Lead Designer (Zoo Tycoon)
  • Scott Triola
  • John Wheeler — Founder

Awards[edit]

Award Year Recipient
Parents' Choice Foundation Approved Award Winner 2007 Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania
Red Herring’s “The 100 Hottest Private Companies in North America” 2005 Blue Fang Games
AIAS Computer Family Title of the Year Interactive Achievement Award 2005 Zoo Tycoon 2
National Parenting Publications Award 2005 Zoo Tycoon 2
Children’s Software Revue All Star Award 2004 Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection
Parent & Child Teacher’s Pick 2004 Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection
National Parenting Center Seal of Approval 2004 Zoo Tycoon 2
Parent & Child Teacher’s Pick 2004 Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection
Dean Takahashi’s Top-10 Games of 2004 2004 Zoo Tycoon 2
AIAS Computer Family Title of the Year Interactive Achievement Award 2004 Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection
Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award 2003 Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection
Bologna New Media Prize 2002 Zoo Tycoon

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