Crack dot Com

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Crack dot Com
Video game industry

Crack dot Com was a computer game development company co-founded by ex-id Software programmer Dave Taylor, and Jonathan Clark.[1]


The company released only one game, Abuse, an MS-DOS scrolling platform shooter which sold over 80,000 copies worldwide. Based on a public source code release, Abuse was ported to a wide variety of platforms including Microsoft Windows, MacOS, AIX, SGI Irix, Amiga/AmigaOS, and Linux.[2]

Prior to the company's closing in October 1998,[3] they were working on Golgotha, a hybrid of first-person shooter and real-time strategy. The game was never finished and Crack dot com made the source and data for Golgotha (as also Abuse) public domain.

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  1. ^ Jonathan Clark (26–30 October 1998). "So Long,". loonygames. loonyboi productions. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. ^ Abuse_1996 on
  3. ^ sengan (22 October 1998). " closes shop". Slashdot. Retrieved 13 February 2016.