Blue Fang Games

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Blue Fang Games
Industry Computer and video game industry
Fate Closed down after contract with Microsoft ended, bought by Microsoft
Founded 1998
Founder Adam Levesque
John Wheeler
Defunct 2011
Headquarters Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Key people
Fred Galpern
Eduardo Baraf
Hank Howie
Adam Levesque
Scott Triola
John Wheeler
Products Zoo Tycoon series
World of Zoo
Lion Pride
Zoo Kingdom

Blue Fang Games, often shortened to Blue Fang, was an American computer game developer, most noted for its Zoo Tycoon series. The company closed down in 2011, after their contract with Microsoft ended.[1]


Title Release date System
Zoo Tycoon 2001 Microsoft Windows, Macintosh
 • Dinosaur Digs 2002 Microsoft Windows
 • Marine Mania 2002
 • Endangered Species 2003
 • Complete Collection 2003
Zoo Tycoon 2 2004[2][3] Microsoft Windows, Macintosh
 • Endangered Species 2005 Microsoft Windows
 • African Adventure 2006
 • Dino Danger Pack 2006
 • Zookeeper Collection 2006
 • Marine Mania 2006
 • Extinct Animals 2007[4]
 • Ultimate Collection 2008
Zoo Tycoon DS 2005 Nintendo DS
Zoo Tycoon 2 DS 2008
World of Zoo 2009[5] Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Wii
Lion Pride 2009[6] iOS
Lion Pride HUGE 2010
Zoo Kingdom 2010 Facebook
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? 2011
The Oregon Trail 2011


Award Year Recipient
Parents' Choice Foundation Approved Award Winner 2007 Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania
Red Herring’s “The 100 Hottest Private Companies in North America” 2005 Blue Fang Games
AIAS Computer Family Title of the Year Interactive Achievement Award 2005 Zoo Tycoon 2
National Parenting Publications Award 2005 Zoo Tycoon 2
Children’s Software Revue All Star Award 2004 Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection
Parent & Child Teacher’s Pick 2004 Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection
National Parenting Center Seal of Approval 2004 Zoo Tycoon 2
Parent & Child Teacher’s Pick 2004 Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection
Dean Takahashi’s Top-10 Games of 2004 2004 Zoo Tycoon 2
AIAS Computer Family Title of the Year Interactive Achievement Award 2004 Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection
Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award 2003 Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection
Bologna New Media Prize 2002 Zoo Tycoon


  1. ^ Graft, Kris. "The Death Of Zoo Tycoon Dev Blue Fang". Retrieved 2017-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-18. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  3. ^ Adams, David (2004-10-14). "Finishing the Menagerie". IGN. Retrieved 2017-10-11. 
  4. ^ "Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals". IGN. Retrieved 2017-10-11. 
  5. ^ "GDN: E3 09: World of Zoo to Open this Fall". Gamers Daily News. GDN. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  6. ^ Blue Fang >> Blue Fang Games Launches Its First iPhone Game Archived November 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.