Incognito Entertainment

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Incognito Entertainment
Former type Development Branch of Sony Computer Entertainment America
Industry Software & Programming
Fate Disbanded
Successors Eat Sleep Play, LightBox Interactive
Founded May 1999
Defunct 2009
Headquarters Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Key people Scott Campbell, David Jaffe
Products Warhawk
Twisted Metal franchise
Parent SCE Worldwide Studios
Website http://www.incognitostudio.com/

Incognito Entertainment (originally Incog Inc.) was an American video game development company founded in May 1999 and is the developer of titles such as Twisted Metal, Warhawk and Jet Moto. The team was formed by former employees of SingleTrac, it was based in Salt Lake City and was part of Santa Monica Studio. The company was run by President and principal founder Scott Campbell, with longtime SingleTrac/Incog collaborator David Jaffe occasionally working as Producer or Designer at SCEA for the team's productions.

As of 2009, Incognito is considered defunct as most of its team members have already left the company forming mainly Eat Sleep Play and LightBox Interactive.

Games developed[edit]

Game Title Year Released Platform
Twisted Metal: Black 2001 PlayStation 2
Twisted Metal: Small Brawl 2001 PlayStation
Twisted Metal: Black Online 2002 PlayStation 2
War of the Monsters 2003 PlayStation 2
Downhill Domination 2003 PlayStation 2
Twisted Metal: Head-On 2005 PlayStation Portable
Calling All Cars! 2007 PlayStation 3
Warhawk 2007 PlayStation 3

Closure[edit]

A majority of Incognito's team has already left the company though Sony has not commented on its disbandment, it has however been excluded from Sony's current group of first-party owned studios part of SCE Worldwide Studios making it the only studio not to be included. Further evidence confirming its closure would be that the company's official site redirects to LightBox Interactive's official site instead.

Studio heads and founders David Jaffe and Scott Cambell left the company in July 2007 along with the majority of the studio's team members, to form their own independent studio called Eat Sleep Play which is backed by SCEA. The team which left Incognito consisted mainly of the development team behind most of the studio's games most notably the Twisted Metal series.[1]

The remainder of the team was led by Dylan Jobe and had been maintaining the PlayStation 3 online video game, Warhawk. However in March 2009, he along with several other members of Incognito left the studio to form a new studio called LightBox Interactive. LightBox Interactive consisted mainly of the team behind Warhawk, and currently holds the responsibility of maintaining Warhawk, developing updates and expansion packs.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crecente, Brian (July 27, 2007). "Jaffe's Big News". Kotaku. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ Crecente, Brian (March 23, 2009). "Warhawk's Dylan Jobe Leaves Incognito, Forms New Studio". Kotaku. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 

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