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n-Space Inc.
IndustryVideo Gaming Industry
FoundedOrlando, Florida, 1994, 23 years ago
DefunctMarch 29, 2016 (3 years ago)
Headquarters6751 Forum Drive #210
Orlando, Florida 32821
Key people
Erick S. Dyke (president and co-founder)
Dan O'Leary (co-founder)
Sean Purcell (co-founder)
Number of employees
60+/0 as of its closing[1]

n-Space Inc. was an American video game developer founded in 1994 by Erick S. Dyke, Dan O'Leary, and Sean Purcell. It developed games on nearly a dozen different platforms, but was mostly focused on Nintendo consoles and handhelds in particular since 2001. The game Geist was a second-party project, developed in cooperation with Nintendo.[2] In March 2016, it was announced that n-Space had closed down.[3]


n-Space founders Erick S. Dyke, Dan O’Leary, and Sean Purcell met while working at General Electric Aerospace (GE Aerospace, now part of Lockheed Martin) to create advanced military simulators. In 1991, GE Aerospace began to explore the possibility of using its 3D technology for commercial applications.[4] This led to a series of contracts with Sega for the development of the Model 1 and Model 2 arcade boards.[5] Dyke, O’Leary, and Purcell spent two months working with Sega in Japan to complete the development of one of the first Model 2 arcade titles, Desert Tank.[6] The trio worked with director Hiroshi Kataoka and the head of the Sega AM2 division, Yu Suzuki. In 1994, Dyke, O’Leary, and Purcell founded n-Space with funding from Sony Computer Entertainment of America to develop games on the newly launched Sony PlayStation console. n-Space launched their first video game in 1997 for PlayStation, Tiger Shark.[7]

In 2011, n-Space announced their largest project yet: developing an all-new property from the ground-up, made exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS in cooperation with Square Enix. This property is Heroes of Ruin and was launched in June 2012. In 2015, n-Space released their first independent title, Sword Coast Legends, with Digital Extremes. The game is a role-playing video game set within the Dungeons & Dragons universe.[8] On March 29, 2016, it was announced that n-Space had closed down, 22 years after its founding.

Games developed[edit]

Title Publisher Platforms NA Release Date
007: Blood Stone Activision Nintendo DS 2010-11-02
5 Micro Lab Challenge Microsoft Studios Xbox 360/Kinect 2012-07-02
Bug Riders: The Race of Kings GT Interactive Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 1997-11-30
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Activision Nintendo DS 2007-11-05
Call of Duty: Black Ops Activision Nintendo DS 2010-11-09
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance Activision Nintendo DS 2011-11-08
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Mobilized Activision Nintendo DS 2009-11-10
Call of Duty: World at War Activision Nintendo DS 2008-11-10
Carnival King Incredible Technologies WiiWare 2009-11-02
Danger Girl THQ PlayStation 2000-09-06
Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas FOX Interactive Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2000-02-29
Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes Infogrames PlayStation 2000-09-19
Duke Nukem: Time to Kill GT Interactive PlayStation 1998-09-30
Geist Nintendo Nintendo GameCube 2005-08-15
Goldeneye 007 Activision Nintendo DS 2010-11-02
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent EA Games Nintendo DS 2005-06-13
Golf Cart Ranger N-Space iOS 2010-11-05
Hannah Montana: The Movie Disney Interactive Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 3 2009-04-07
Heroes of Ruin Square Enix Nintendo 3DS 2012-07-17
Hue Pixel Painter Activision Nintendo DS 2008-11-18
Jaws: Ultimate Predator Majesco Entertainment Nintendo 3DS 2011-12-01
Jillian Michaels' Fitness Adventure Majesco Entertainment Xbox 360/Kinect 2011-11-08
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Activision Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 2 2009-09-16
Mary-Kate and Ashley: Crush Course Acclaim Entertainment Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2 2001-11-01
Mary-Kate and Ashley: Magical Mystery Mall Acclaim Entertainment PlayStation 2000-10-27
Mary-Kate and Ashley: Sweet 16 – Licensed to Drive Acclaim Entertainment Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2 2003-02-14
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D Atari Nintendo 3DS 2012-10-16
Rugrats: Studio Tour THQ PlayStation 1999-11-10
Rugrats: Search for Reptar THQ PlayStation 1998-10-31
Skylanders: Giants Activision Nintendo 3DS 2012-10-21
Skylanders: Swap Force Activision Nintendo 3DS 2013-10-13
Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron LucasArts Nintendo DS 2009-11-03
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed LucasArts Nintendo DS 2008-09-16
Suits and Swords Sony Pictures Television iOS, Android 2014-01-31
Sword Coast Legends Digital Extremes Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One 2015-09-03
Target Toss Pro: Bags Incredible Technologies WiiWare 2008-11-17
Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts Incredible Technologies WiiWare 2010-09-27
TigerShark GT Interactive Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 1997-03-31
Toy Story 3: The Video Game Disney Interactive Nintendo DS 2010-06-15
Toy Story 3: The Video Game – To The Rescue Edition Disney Interactive Nintendo DS 2010-06-15
TRON: Evolution Disney Interactive Nintendo DS 2010-12-07
TRON: Evolution: - Battle Grids Disney Interactive Wii 2010-12-07
TRON: Evolution - Battle Grids: Championship Edition Disney Interactive Wii 2010-12-07
Winx: Join the Club Konami PlayStation Portable 2007-05-07
WWE 2K Mobile 2K Games iOS, Android, Amazon.com 2015-04-16

Cancelled projects[edit]

Title Publisher Platform
Austin Powers: Oh, Behave! Rockstar Games PlayStation 2
Dexter's Laboratory (Tentative title) BAM! Entertainment PlayStation 2
Duke Nukem D-Day GT Interactive PlayStation 2
Mary-Kate and Ashley in ACTION! Acclaim Entertainment PlayStation 2
Winter Cancelled Wii
Untitled (Code named Sphere) Cancelled Wii
Untitled Mega Bloks Halo game Cancelled Xbox 360

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "About". N-space.com. 2008-10-21. Archived from the original on 2012-12-17. Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  2. ^ "n-Space Company Biography" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  3. ^ "n-Space is shutting down - Nintendo Everything". nintendoeverything.com. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  4. ^ Wade, Kenneth Kyle (August 18, 2005). "Meeting n-Space". N-sider.com. p. 1. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015.
  5. ^ "Sega Model 2". Sega Retro. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Peacetime Programmers". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 97. Ziff Davis. August 1997. p. 72.
  7. ^ Wade, Kenneth Kyle (August 18, 2005). "Meeting n-Space". N-sider.com. p. 2. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015.
  8. ^ Jared Petty (2015-02-13). "New Dungeons & Dragons Game Sword Coast Legends coming in 2015". IGN. Retrieved 2015-02-13.