Innerloop Studios

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Innerloop Studios
Video game developer
Industry Computer and video game industry
Founded May 28, 1996
Defunct June 2003
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Website www.innerloop.no

Innerloop Studios (commonly abbreviated to Innerloop) was a Norwegian video game developer operating from 1996 to 2003. The company was founded as Innerloop Technologies in May 1996 by a group of ex-employees of the Oslo-based video game company Funcom. After entering into a partnership with the video game developer and publisher Eidos Interactive, Innerloop merged with DiMaga Studios in 1997 and changed its name to Innerloop Studios to reflect the merger. In the fall of 2000, Swedish electronic entertainment company Vision Park acquired the studio. In 2002, Innerloop once again became an independent company before shutting its doors in June 2003. The company was unable to make funds to create future titles,so they finally decided to shut down the studio.

Company staff numbers ranged between 15 and 25 at various times throughout the company's existence.

Innerloop was widely known for its graphics technology, first on display in the flight simulator JSF - Joint Strike Fighter. With the release of Project I.G.I.: I'm Going In in December 2000, the exclusion of being able to save the game within a level created controversy amongst its fans. Except the sports game Sega Extreme Sports for Sega Dreamcast, Innerloop chose to develop exclusively for the PC platform.

Co-founder Henning Rokling was the company's Managing Director until the studio shut down its operations in 2003. In addition to working with Eidos Interactive, Innerloop also worked with Infogrames, Sega, Empire Interactive and Codemasters.

Games[edit]

Game Release Format
JSF - Joint Strike Fighter 1997 Microsoft Windows
Project I.G.I.: I'm Going In 2000 Microsoft Windows
Xtreme Sports 2000 Sega Dreamcast, Microsoft Windows
Jul i Blåfjell 2001 Microsoft Windows
I.G.I.-2: Covert Strike 2003 Microsoft Windows