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Cyberlore Studios, Inc.
IndustryVideo games
FoundedOctober 1992[1]
Key people
Lester Humphreys
Ken Grey
Herb Perez
ProductsMajesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
Number of employees
28 (1998)[2]

Cyberlore Studios, Inc. was an American video game developer based in Northampton, Massachusetts.[3]



The company was founded in 1992 by Lester Humphreys, Ken Grey, and Herb Perez.[4] Since 1992, they produced expansion packs for MechWarrior 4, Heroes of Might and Magic II, and Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal. They also produced Playboy: The Mansion (2005), a simulation game based on the life of Hugh Hefner and Playboy, and a PlayStation 2 version of the classic board game Risk. Their most notable game is Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim, whose original concept was created by Jim DuBois, who worked for the company as a senior designer.

The company grew from six employees in 1992 to thirty employees in 2000.[5]

In 2005, Cyberlore ceased development of general entertainment games after the collapse of their publisher, Hip Games, and the subsequent layoff of two-thirds of their staff. The company refocused on the serious game corporate training market, under the new company name of Minerva.

Published games



  1. ^ Norman, Angela (June 13, 1994). "Computer game released by Northampton company". Daily Hampshire Gazette. p. 20. Retrieved August 11, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Cybulski, Mark (July 28, 1998). "Computer game firm creates Majesty". Daily Hampshire Gazette. p. 7. Retrieved August 11, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Interview with Joe Minton of Majesty, from Cyberlore Studios". Prima Games. March 2, 2000. Archived from the original on July 16, 2001. Retrieved August 11, 2023.
  4. ^ Keefer, John (March 31, 2006). "GameSpy Retro: Developer Origins, Page 11 of 19". GameSpy. Archived from the original on June 9, 2007.
  5. ^ Groves, Victoria (February 28, 2000). "Cyberlore preps launch of Majesty". Daily Hampshire Gazette. p. 39. Retrieved August 14, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.