Frog City Software

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Frog City Software, Inc.
IndustryVideo game industry
SuccessorSidecar Studios
Founded1995; 23 years ago (1995)
Defunct2006 (2006)
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Key people
Rachel Bernstein (President)

Frog City Software, Inc. was an American video game developer based in San Francisco, California. The company was founded by Rachel Bernstein, Bill Spieth and Ted Spiethin in October 1994.[1] In 2003, following the release of Tropico 2: Pirate Cove, Frog City Software was acquired by Take-Two Interactive.[2] On January 25, 2005, Take-Two Interactive announced the opening of publishing label 2K Games, which would henceforth manage their development studios, including Frog City Software.[3]

On June 6, 2006, Frog City Software's in-development game on drug trafficking, Snow, was cancelled.[4] It was presumed that the moved occurred because Take-Two Interactive wanted to "clear up its image" following the 2005 Hot Coffee controversy.[5] Frog City Software shut down later that year.[2] Most of the company's staff, including the three founders, established Sidecar Studios as a successor, which shut down again the following year with no games released.[2]

Games developed[edit]


  1. ^ Bernstein, Rachel (January 25, 2002). "Postmortem: Frog City's Trade Empires". Gamasutra. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Bernstein, Rachel (2007). "History". Sidecar Studios. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Jenkins, David (January 25, 2005). "Take-Two Acquires Visual Concepts, Announces 2K Games Brand". Gamasutra. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Surette, Tim (June 6, 2006). "Snow falls off release list". GameSpot. Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Orry, James (June 7, 2006). "Take-Two's Snow has been cancelled". Retrieved February 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Adams, David (April 16, 2004). "Missing in Action: The Lost Games of the PC, Part 3". IGN. Retrieved February 3, 2018.