Idol Minds

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Idol Minds
Limited liability company
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1997
Founder Mark Lyons[1]
Headquarters Westminster, Colorado, United States
Products Video games

Idol Minds is an American video game developer located in Westminster, Colorado.[1][2]

The company became widely known for their 2007 ragdoll physics-based game Pain, which was the most downloaded game on the PlayStation Network in 2009.[3]

They were co-developing Warrior's Lair with SCE San Diego Studio, a game which they used to demonstrate the abilities of the PlayStation Vita at its official presentation at E3 2011, one of the highlights of the launch.[4] but it was cancelled. Their first release is Rally Cross 2 for the PlayStation and their latest is Ratchet: Deadlocked HD for the PlayStation 3.


Game Title Release Platform
Rally Cross 2 1998 PlayStation
Cool Boarders 3 1998 PlayStation
Cool Boarders 4 1999 PlayStation
SuperCross Circuit 1999 PlayStation
Cool Boarders 2001 2000 PlayStation, PlayStation 2
My Street 2003 PlayStation 2
Neopets: The Darkest Faerie 2005 PlayStation 2
Pain 2007 PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 PlayStation 2
Ratchet & Clank Collection 2012 PlayStation 3
Linked Together 2012 iOS
Ratchet: Deadlocked HD 2013 PlayStation 3
Tales of Honor: The Secret Fleet 2014 Android, iOS
Qube Kingdom 2014 Android, iOS
Warrior's Lair cancelled PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
MiniTropolis 2016 Android, iOS


  1. ^ a b Mook, Bob (November 20, 2005). "Louisville company tries to leave mark in video game world". Denver Business Journal. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Idol Minds (Idol Minds L.L.C.)", 
  3. ^ Plunkett, Luke (26 January 2009), "Open Up For A Strong Dose Of PSN Stats",, Kotaku 
  4. ^ Mike Schramm (7 June 2011), "Ruin preview: Hack and social",, Joystiq 
  • Thomas, David (March 10, 2003). "Preteens may follow 'My Street' online Louisville's Idol Minds aims to expand appeal of Internet gaming". The Denver Post. 

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