- Vicarious Visions
Vicarious Visions is a
video game developer. It was founded by brothers Karthik and Guha Bala while in high school circa 1990. They later developed "Terminus", which won two Independent Games FestivalAwards in 1999. They became known as a leading developer of handheld games breaking ground by portingthe " Tony Hawk's" series to Game Boy Advancefor the system launch in 2001 and were responsible for the Nintendo DSversions of the Spider-Mangames, Spider-Man 2and Ultimate Spider-Man. They're also known for " Crash Nitro Kart" and ports of ' & ' as well as id Software's " Doom 3".
Terminus, an online, multiplayer space trading and combat simulation game, was notable for including Windows, Linux, and Macintosh versions in its retail packaging. The game is currently fan-supported.
In 2003, Vicarious Visions acquired the assets of struggling middleware tools provider Intrinsic Graphics, folding the technology into its own production suite.
In January 2005, Vicarious Visions was acquired by publisher
Activision. After being acquired, they have since made Tony Hawk's American Sk8land, which was the second Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection-enabled game.
The headquarters of Vicarious Visions is located in a newly-renovated section of an old industrial building in
Menands, New York, just outside the state capital of Albany.
* [http://www.vvisions.com Official site]
* [http://www.mobygames.com/company/vicarious-visions-inc Vicarious Visions] entry at
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
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