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TalonSoft

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TalonSoft, Inc.
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
FateDissolved
FoundedMarch 1995; 25 years ago (1995-03)
Founders
  • Jim Rose
  • John Davidson
Defunct2002 (2002)
Headquarters,
US
Key people
ParentTake-Two Interactive (1998–2002)

TalonSoft, Inc. was an American video game developer and publisher based in Baltimore.

History[edit]

TalonSoft was founded in March 1995, by video game producers Jim Rose and John Davidson.[citation needed] On December 24, 1998, Take-Two Interactive announced that they had acquired TalonSoft, stating that they planned to push their capabilities in the personal computer video game market.[1][2] The deal comprised 1,033,336 shares accounted as a pooling-of-interest.[3] By early 1999, TalonSoft's most successful game was East Front, with sales near 90,000 units.[4] TalonSoft ceased all operations in 2002.[5] On October 6, 2005, Matrix Games announced that they had acquired the rights to all games developed by TalonSoft.[6]

List of games[edit]

Title Platform(s) Release date Developer Ref.
Battleground: Ardennes Microsoft Windows 1995 TalonSoft [7]
Battleground 2: Gettysburg Microsoft Windows 1995 TalonSoft [8]
Battleground 4: Shiloh Microsoft Windows 1996 TalonSoft [9]
Battleground 3: Waterloo Microsoft Windows May 23, 1996 TalonSoft [10]
Battleground 5: Antietam Microsoft Windows December 31, 1996 TalonSoft [11]
Age of Sail Microsoft Windows November 30, 1996 TalonSoft [12]
Battleground 6: Napoleon in Russia Microsoft Windows April 30, 1997 TalonSoft [13]
East Front Microsoft Windows November 30, 1997 TalonSoft [14]
Battleground 7: Bull Run Microsoft Windows 1997 TalonSoft [15]
Battleground 8: Prelude to Waterloo Microsoft Windows 1997 TalonSoft [16]
Tribal Rage Microsoft Windows May 31, 1998 Disintegrator [17]
West Front Microsoft Windows November 10, 1998 TalonSoft [18]
Battleground 9: Chickamauga Microsoft Windows December 15, 1998 TalonSoft [19]
East Front: Campaign CD 1 Microsoft Windows 1998 TalonSoft [20]
The Operational Art of War Vol 1: 1939-1955 Microsoft Windows 1998 TalonSoft [21]
The Operational Art of War Vol. 1: 1939–1955 – Battle Pack I Scenario Add-on Disk Microsoft Windows January 14, 1999 TalonSoft [22]
West Front: Battle Pack 1 Microsoft Windows February 24, 1999 TalonSoft [23]
Battle of Britain Microsoft Windows February 28, 1999 TalonSoft [24]
East Front II Microsoft Windows March 31, 1999 TalonSoft [25]
The Operational Art of War II: Modern Battles 1956–2000 Microsoft Windows April 30, 1999 TalonSoft [26]
Jagged Alliance 2 Microsoft Windows June 30, 1999 Sirtech Canada [27]
Hidden & Dangerous Microsoft Windows July 31, 1999 Illusion Softworks [28]
West Front: Operation Sea Lion Microsoft Windows October 29, 1999 TalonSoft [29]
The Operational Art of War II: Flashpoint Kosovo Microsoft Windows October 30, 1999 TalonSoft [30]
JetFighter IV: Fortress America Microsoft Windows November 4, 1999 Mission Studios [31]
12 O'Clock High: Bombing the Reich Microsoft Windows November 30, 1999 TalonSoft [32]
Rising Sun Microsoft Windows February 6, 2000 TalonSoft [33]
Hidden & Dangerous: Devil's Bridge Microsoft Windows February 7, 2000 Illusion Softworks [34]
Tzar: The Burden of the Crown Microsoft Windows March 29, 2000 Haemimont Games [35]
Codename Eagle Microsoft Windows March 31, 2000 Refraction Games [36]
Martian Gothic: Unification Microsoft Windows April 30, 2000 Creative Reality [37]
Dogs of War Microsoft Windows June 30, 2000 Silicon Dreams Studio [38]
Hidden & Dangerous Dreamcast July 10, 2000 Illusion Softworks [39]
Rising Sun: Imperial Strike Microsoft Windows July 18, 2000 Mission Studios [40]
Metal Fatigue Microsoft Windows July 31, 2000 Zono [41]
Age of Sail II Microsoft Windows February 1, 2001 Akella [42]
East Front II: Fall of the Reich Microsoft Windows March 15, 2001 TalonSoft [43]
Merchant Prince II Microsoft Windows May 1, 2001 Holistic Design [44]
Divided Ground: Middle East Conflict 1948–1973 Microsoft Windows August 1, 2001 TalonSoft [45]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunkin, Alan (December 24, 1998). "Take-Two Buys TalonSoft". GameSpot. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Ocampo, Jason (December 28, 1998). "Take 2 Takes TalonSoft". CNET Gamecenter. Archived from the original on October 8, 1999.
  3. ^ Rogers, Dan Lee (March 3, 2004). "The End Game: How Top Developers Sold Their Studios – Part One". Gamasutra. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Staff (1999). "TGN Interview with Talonsoft's Jim Rose". The Gamers Net. Archived from the original on September 13, 1999.
  5. ^ Carless, Simon (October 6, 2005). "Matrix Games Acquires Rights To Talonsoft Titles". Gamasutra. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  6. ^ Parrino, Scott (October 7, 2005). "Matrix Acquires Talonsoft License". Wargamer. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Battleground: Ardennes (1995) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "Battleground 2: Gettysburg (1996) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  9. ^ "Battleground 4: Shiloh (1996) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  10. ^ "Battleground 3: Waterloo (1996) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  11. ^ "Battleground 5: Antietam (1996) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  12. ^ "Age of Sail (1996) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  13. ^ "Battleground 6: Napoleon in Russia (1997) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  14. ^ "TalonSoft's East Front (1997) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  15. ^ "Battleground 7: Bull Run (1997) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  16. ^ "Battleground 8: Prelude to Waterloo (1997) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  17. ^ "Tribal Rage (1998) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  18. ^ "TalonSoft's West Front (1998) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  19. ^ "Battleground 9: Chickamauga (1999) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  20. ^ "TalonSoft's East Front: Campaign CD 1 (1998) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  21. ^ "Norm Koger's The Operational Art of War Vol 1: 1939-1955 (1998) Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  22. ^ "Norm Koger's The Operational Art of War Vol 1: 1939–1955 – Battle Pack I Scenario Add-on Disk (1999) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  23. ^ "TalonSoft's West Front: Battle Pack 1 (1999) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  24. ^ "Battle of Britain (1999) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  25. ^ "TalonSoft's East Front 2 (1999) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  26. ^ "The Operational Art of War II: Modern Battles 1956–2000 (1999) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  27. ^ "Jagged Alliance 2 (2000) Linux release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  28. ^ "Hidden & Dangerous (1999) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  29. ^ "TalonSoft's West Front: Operation Sea Lion (1999) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  30. ^ "The Operational Art of War II: Flashpoint Kosovo (1999) Microsoft Windows release dates – MobyGames".
  31. ^ "JetFighter IV: Fortress America (2000) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  32. ^ "Talonsoft's 12 O'Clock High: Bombing the Reich (1999) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  33. ^ "TalonSoft's Rising Sun (2000) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  34. ^ "Hidden & Dangerous: Devil's Bridge (2000) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  35. ^ "Tzar: The Burden of the Crown (2000) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  36. ^ "Codename: Eagle (1999) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  37. ^ "Martian Gothic: Unification (2000) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  38. ^ "Dogs of War (2000) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  39. ^ "Hidden & Dangerous (2000) Dreamcast release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  40. ^ "TalonSoft's Rising Sun: Imperial Strike (2000) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  41. ^ "Metal Fatigue (2000) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  42. ^ "Age of Sail II (2001) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  43. ^ Walker, Trey (May 17, 2006). "TalonSoft announces Fall of the Reich". GameSpot. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  44. ^ "Merchant Prince II (2001) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  45. ^ "TalonSoft's Divided Ground: Middle East Conflict 1948–1973 (2001) Microsoft Windows release dates". MobyGames. Retrieved December 14, 2018.