Midway Studios – Los Angeles

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Midway Studios - Los Angeles Inc.
Former type Private
(acquired by Midway)
Industry Video games
Founded 1994
Defunct 2008
Headquarters San Diego, California, U.S.
Key people Christine Hsu (Founder)
Matthew Booty (Current Midway CEO)
Scot Lane (Current Studio Head)
Sal Divita (Creative Director)
Products (see Midway Games)
Website www.midway.com

Midway Studios – Los Angeles Inc. (formerly known as Paradox Development) was an American-based video game developer. They are best known for fighting games such as the X-Men Mutant Academy and Backyard Wrestling franchises, as well as the Mortal Kombat action game spin-off Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. The team was also responsible for the controversial PlayStation title Thrill Kill.

Paradox Development was founded in 1994 by Christine Hsu and went on to produce titles for top video game publishers including Activision, Electronic Arts, Virgin Interactive (later acquired by Electronic Arts), Interplay, and Namco. In 2004 they were bought out by publisher Midway Games, where they were renamed Midway Studios – Los Angeles Inc., sometimes called "Midway Los Angeles" or "Midway L.A."

In 2008, Midway Los Angeles was relocated and merged with Midway's San Diego office. The following year, publisher Midway Games filed for bankcruptcy, and in August 2009 the Midway San Diego studio was closed and most of its assets were purchased by publisher THQ, who only offered about 40% of the studio's personnel new positions within the company. Many of the laid-off developers were hired by High Moon Studios.

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