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Aspyr Media, Inc.
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1996; 21 years ago (1996)
Headquarters Austin, Texas, U.S.
Number of locations
2 (2016)
Area served
Aspyr's logo from 1996 to 2005

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 macOS and Linux.


Popular franchises ported under Aspyr's banner include Call of Duty, Civilization, Star Wars, The Sims 2 and Borderlands.[1] By 2003, Aspyr owned 60 percent of the Mac entertainment market.[2] Apart from macOS 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)[3] and Bloober Team's Layers of Fear (2016).[4]

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

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  1. ^ "Aspyr - Full Games List". Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  2. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (2004-08-30). "Bungie Founder Finds Publisher". IGN. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse". Metacritic. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Layers of Fear (Xbox One)". IGN. Retrieved 2017-04-28. 

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