Clickteam

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Clickteam
Type Privately Owned
Industry Software
Founded Paris, France (1993)
Founders François Lionet
Yves Lamoureux
Francis Poulain
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people Francis Poulain, Financial Director
Jeff Vance, CEO Clickteam USA
Chris Carson, VP USA Operations
DT Holder, VP Special Projects
Rhon Schlick, Sales - Graphic Design
Simon Pittock, UK Sales & Marketing Manager
Website Clickteam.com

Clickteam is a software company founded in 1993 by François Lionet, Yves Lamoureux and Francis Poulain and headquartered in Paris, France. Clickteam is perhaps best known for the creation of a script-free programming tool that allows users to create video games or other interactive software using a range of GUI tools.

History[edit]

Before co-founding Clickteam, François Lionet was the programmer of STOS BASIC, a programming language released in 1988 for the Atari ST, and AMOS BASIC, a more advanced programming language released in 1990 for the Commodore Amiga. Both of these have since been released in open-source form on the Clickteam corporate website. Yves Lamoureux was also a successful game developer prior to co-founding Clickteam, working with multiple companies on games.[1]

Products[edit]

Clickteam's debut software was Klik & Play, released in 1994;[2] this marked the team's first successful software release. Subsequent releases included 3D game-making tool Jamagic; The Games Factory; The Games Factory 2; and Multimedia Fusion. Clickteam's most recent application is Clickteam Fusion 2.5 (CF 2.5). This title is the successor to Multimedia Fusion 2, the company's most well-received software application to date. The Fusion series was designed to be a user-friendly yet powerful drag-and-drop game and application creation program, easily accessible to either those well-versed or inexperienced in programming.[3][4]

Video game creation products[edit]

  • Klik & Play (KnP) - Originally created by Europress Software (Francois Lionet/Yves Lamarouex 1995)
  • The Games Factory (TGF)
  • The Games Factory 2 (TGF2)
  • Click and Create (Also known as Multimedia Fusion Express) (CnC)
  • Multimedia Fusion (MMF)
  • Multimedia Fusion 2 (MMF2)
  • Clickteam Fusion 2.5 (CF2.5)

Runtime export modules:

  • SWF/Flash Export Module for CF2.5
  • iOS Export Module for CF2.5
  • XNA Export Module for CF2.5
  • Android Export Module for CF2.5
  • HTML5 Export Module for CF2.5

In beta testing:

  • Mac Export Module for CF2.5

Other products[edit]

  • Install Creator (previously Install Maker)
  • Patch Maker
  • SynchronX
  • Jamagic

Company personnel[edit]

  • François Lionet - Lead Software Developer
  • Yves Lamoureux - Lead Software Developer
  • Francis Poulain - CFO/Financial Director
  • Jeff Vance - CEO Chief Executive Officer Clickteam LLC USA
  • Chris Carson - Vice President Clickteam LLC USA
  • DT Holder - Vice President Special Projects Clickteam LLC USA
  • Nicolas Sourdeval - Graphic Artist/Media Production
  • Anders Riggelsen - Senior iOS Platform Programmer
  • James McLaughlin - Senior Android Programmer
  • Simon Pittock - Clickteam UK Manager

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Clickteam". The Company and The Products. Copyright © Clickteam 2012 All Rights Reserved. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Warren Buckleitner. The Complete Sourcebook on Children's Software. Children's Software Revue, 2001. p. 608. ISBN 978-1-891983-05-4. Retrieved 2 February 2011. "Klik & Play ✓ Runs on Windows (disk or CD-ROM) 4.5****1/2 Maxis (Electronic Arts), 800-336-2947, www.maxis.com 1994, $54.95, ages 14-up ✓ Teaches creativity, logic Provides a set of 1000 animated objects..." 
  3. ^ Alan Thorn. Game Engine Design and Implementation (Revised ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-7637-8451-5. "Multimedia Fusion is a commercial, proprietary game engine designed and licensed by Clickteam for the creation of 2D games for Windows" 
  4. ^ Clayton E. Crooks. Awesome 3D game development: no programming required (illustrated ed.). Cengage Learning, 2004. p. 72. ISBN 978-1-58450-325-5. "Multimedia Fusion [...is a] development tool[...] mostly used for 2D games, but because it is the most well-rounded game development tool available in the non-programming category, it's a perfect way to start out. With it, you can create a wide variety of games, and the support from Clickteam (www.clickteam.com) is top notch." 

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