|Industry||Video game industry
|Headquarters||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Key people||Bryan Brandenburg
Acclaim Entertainment (1995–2002)
Sculptured Software Inc. was a late twentieth century video game developer in the Salt Lake City, Utah metropolitan area. They specialized in porting games to different platforms, especially from arcade games to home console games.
Sculptured Software was founded by Bryan Brandenburg, George Metos and Peter Adams in 1984. It was incorporated on July 12, 1985 by George Metos with two investors (Michael Macris and Robert Burgener). Paul Webb was usually the in-house composer.
Sculptured Software Inc. was acquired (in an all stock transaction) by Acclaim Entertainment on October 9, 1995, and renamed Acclaim Studios Salt Lake City. The studio was closed in December 2002 due to Acclaim's financial problems and the remaining operations were transferred to Acclaim Studios Austin.
- Peter Adams (programmer), co-founder vice president
- Bryan Brandenburg, president (1984–1986?)
- George Metos, co-founder, vice president (1984–1986), president (1987–1995)
- Hal Rushton, manager, programmer
- Alan Taylor, designer, lead animator
- Randy Linden, programmer, who later founded the company Bleem!
- Paul Webb (video game musician), music and sound designer.
- Perry Rodgers, programmer, who later became a producer for the Sony PSX.
Other notable relationships
- Avalanche Software was founded by four former Sculptured developers in October 1995.
- Kodiak Interactive was founded by George Metos (Sculptured co-founder) in 1997.
- Hal Rushton became president of Saffire Corporation, (Sculptured manager, programmer, 1985–1994).
- Software Arts International was founded by Bryan Brandenburg, Sculptured co-founder.
List of games
- Beach-Head (Bryan Brandenburg, with Peter Adams and Hal Rushton for Access Software, Apple II series)
- Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back (Peter Adams, with Bryan Brandenburg and Hal Rushton for Access Software, Apple II series)
- Raid Over Moscow (Hal Rushton, with Peter Adams and Bryan Brandenburg for Access software, Apple II series)
- Kikstart (Peter Adams, for Mastertronic, Atari 8-bit family)
- L.A. SWAT (Randy Platt, for Mastertronic, Atari 8-bit family)
- Ninja (Steve Coleman, for Mastertronic, Atari 8-bit family, and Commodore 64)
- Ninja (Bryan Brandenburg, for Mastertronic, PC)
- Raid Over Moscow (Steve Coleman, for Access, Atari 8-bit family)
- Speed King (Hal Rushton, for Mastertronic, Atari 8-bit family)
- Vegas Jackpot (Hal Rushton, for Mastertronic, Atari 8-bit family)
- Panther (Peter Adams/Chuck Peavey, for Mastertronic, Atari 8-bit family)
- Patton Versus Rommel, for Commodore 64, DOS
- Destroyer, for Epyx (Amiga port by Craig Conder et al.)
- Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf, for Accolade (developed by Ned Martin (IBM PC), Amiga port by Craig Conder et al.)
- Mario Bros. (Atari 8-bit family)
- S.D.I. (Amiga and Atari ST)
- Day Dreamin' Davey (NES) – (Second quarter)
- Eliminator Boat Duel (NES) – (November 17)
- Metal Mech (NES)
- Monopoly (NES) – (Second quarter)
- Pac-Mania (Mega Drive/Genesis based on the 1987 version) – (June 11)
- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (video game) (NES), for Virgin
- Roger Clemens' MVP Baseball (NES), for LJN Ltd.
- Star Wars (NES), for JVC Musical Industries
- T&C Surf Designs: Thrilla's Surfari (NES) – (July 13)
- Tecmo Bowl (Game Boy) – (September)
- Captain Novolin (Super Nintendo) – (July 13)
- Clue (Mega Drive/Genesis, SNES)
- Jack Nicklaus Golf & Course Design: Signature Edition, for Accolade (IBM PC, Amiga)
- Kingdom Crusade (Game Boy) – (November)
- Monopoly (Mega Drive/Genesis, SNES)
- The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare (SNES)
- Stanley: The Search for Dr. Livingston (NES) – (May 29)
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (for JVC Musical Industries, NES) – (September 24)
- Super Star Wars (SNES)
- WWF Super WrestleMania (Mega Drive/Genesis, SNES)
- WWF Superstars 2 (Game Boy)
- WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge (NES)
- Boxing Legends of the Ring (Mega Drive/Genesis, SNES)
- Chavez 2 (Mega Drive/Genesis) – (June 9)
- Mortal Kombat (SNES) – (September 13)
- NHL Stanley Cup (SNES) – (June 1)
- Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (SNES) – (December 16)
- The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare (Mega Drive/Genesis version) – (November 9)
- WWF Royal Rumble (Mega Drive/Genesis, SNES)
- Mortal Kombat II (SNES) – (April 26)
- Risk (Mega Drive/Genesis) – (April 2)
- The Simpsons: Virtual Bart (Mega Drive/Genesis, SNES) – (May 4)
- SeaQuest DSV (Game Boy) – (June 6)
- The Punisher (Mega Drive/Genesis) – (June 1)
- The Ren And Stimpy Show: Time Warp (SNES) – (November)
- WWF Raw (Mega Drive/Genesis, 32X, SNES, Game Boy)
- Chavez 2 (SNES) – (May 5)
- Dirt Trax FX (SNES)
- Looney Tunes B-Ball (SNES) – (February)
- Mortal Kombat 3 (Mega Drive/Genesis, SNES, PC) – (October)
- Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (SNES) – (June 22)
- WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game (Mega Drive/Genesis, 32X, Sega Saturn, SNES)
- Doom (SNES)
- Space Jam (PC, Sega Saturn, PlayStation) – (October 31)
- Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (Mega Drive/Genesis, SNES) – (October) (developed by Avalanche Software using Mortal Kombat 3 base code)
- WWF In Your House (PC, Sega Saturn, PlayStation) – (November 21)
- NHL Breakaway '98 (Nintendo 64, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Microsoft Windows) – (August 25)
- WWF War Zone (PlayStation) – (July 29) (Nintendo 64) – (August 11)
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