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|Industry||Video game industry
|Headquarters||Austin, Texas, USA|
|Products||Games for Mac and SteamOS/Linux|
Aspyr Media, Inc. // is an Austin, Texas-based company that specializes in porting Windows games to Mac OS and Linux. Games ported include franchises such as Call of Duty, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Star Wars, The Sims 2 and Borderlands. Aspyr has been in business since 1996, and by 2003 owned 60 percent of the Mac entertainment market.
Aspyr Media has also ported console games to Windows and Game Boy Advance and published games, such as Wideload's Stubbs the Zombie in "Rebel Without a Pulse", for Mac OS, Windows, and the Xbox. In addition, Aspyr has produced and distributed several albums and documentaries.
Aspyr used SecuROM copy protection on PC game discs, such as in Stubbs the Zombie and Dreamfall. However, Aspyr Media's more recent titles have used the copy protection found in either Steam or the Mac App Store.
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