Aspyr

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Aspyr Media, Inc.
Private
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1996; 20 years ago (1996)
Headquarters Austin, Texas, U.S.
Number of locations
2 (2016)
Area served
Worldwide
Products
Website www.aspyr.com

Aspyr Media, Inc. (commonly referred to as Aspyr, /əˈspaɪər/) is an American video game developer based in Austin, Texas. Established in 1996, the company specializes in porting video games from Microsoft Windows to OS X and Linux.

Aspyr's logo from 1996 to 2005

Popular franchises ported under Aspyr's banner include Call of Duty, Civilization, Star Wars, The Sims 2 and Borderlands. By 2003, Aspyr owned 60 percent of the Mac entertainment market. Apart from OS X and Linux, platforms Aspyr ports to range over Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. In addition to the porting of video games, Aspyr also offers publishing services, which became popular through Wideload Games' Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (2005).

Aspyr has also produced and distributed several albums and documentaries. In 2015, Asypr developed and published Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered, a remake of a game actually developed by Quantic Dream, making it their first title to receive upgrades outside the porting field.

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