n-Space

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n-Space Inc.
IndustryVideo games
Founded1994; 27 years ago (1994)
DefunctMarch 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)
HeadquartersOrlando, Florida, US
Key people
Erick S. Dyke (president and co-founder)
Dan O'Leary (co-founder)
Sean Purcell (co-founder)
Number of employees
60+ (2012)[1]
Websiten-space.com (archived)

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]

History[edit]

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]

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

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
Haggar (Halo Mega Bloks Game) Cancelled Xbox 360

External links[edit]

References[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.