Parallax Software

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Parallax Software
Industry Video games
Fate Defunct (split into Volition, Inc. and Outrage Entertainment)
Founded 1993 (1993)
Defunct 1997 (1997)
Headquarters Ann Arbor, Michigan
Champaign, Illinois
Key people
Matt Toschlog
Mike Kulas
Products Descent
Descent II
Website (archived version 2003-08-05)

Parallax Software was a video game developer best known for creating the Descent series of computer games. Parallax Software was started in 1993 by Matt Toschlog and Mike Kulas. After the release of Descent II in 1997, the company was split to form Volition, Inc. (Mike Kulas) in Champaign, Illinois, and Outrage Entertainment (Matt Toschlog) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Both companies were later bought by the (now defunct) publisher THQ. In July 2003, Outrage was shut down, but Volition Inc. continues to develop video games.

On December 19, 2012, THQ filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy[1][2] and in 2013 Volition, Inc., a spin-off from this company, was acquired by Koch Media's Deep Silver division.[3]



  1. ^ "THQ Inc. Secures Asset Purchase Agreement with Affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.". THQ. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "THQ declares bankruptcy, will continue publishing duties". PC Gamer. 2012-12-19. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  3. ^ Goldfarb, Andrew (23 January 2013). "THQ Dissolved, Saints Row, Company of Heroes Devs Acquired". IGN. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 

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