Cryptic Studios

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Cryptic Studios

American video game developer specializing in massively multiplayer online role-playing games add

Category: Business (26)

Founded in 2000.

Countries: United States (82%), France (9%), (9%)

Main connections: Bill Roper (video game producer), Atari, SA, Daniel Stahl

Linked to: Perfect World, Broadcom, Walters-Storyk Design Group, Perpetual Entertainment

 

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2000

In 2000, Lewis sold his company, Stellar Semiconductor, Inc., to Broadcom Corporation add something


2002

In early 2002, Cryptic signed a publishing agreement for "City of Heroes" with NCSoft, which wanted to expand into the United States gaming market add something


2004

Cryptic Studios' first MMORPG, "City of Heroes", was launched on April 28, 2004 add something


2005

On October 31, 2005, it launched "City of Villains", a separate game that was linked with "City of Heroes" through player versus player combat zones add something


2006

On September 27, 2006, Marvel Entertainment and Cryptic announced that Cryptic Studios was developing "Marvel Universe Online", the Marvel universe MMO video game to be published by Microsoft Game Studios for exclusive release to Windows Vista add something


2007

In March 2007, Cryptic Studios moved to a larger corporate headquarters in Los Gatos, California add something

 

On May 9, 2007, Cryptic Studios released the Cryptic Animation Rig , a free download that gives animators the same tools used by Cryptic to animate characters in its games add something

 

On November 6, 2007, Cryptic announced that it had sold the "City of Heroes"/"City of Villains" intellectual property to NCSoft add something


2008

Perpetual Entertainment - However, as of 14 January 2008 it was reported that the company had ceased development of the "Star Trek" license, which was transferred to Cryptic Studios

 

Cryptic Studios had announced this title on February 14, 2008 add something

 

Earlier, on March 13, 2008, "Star Trek" news site TrekMovie.com reported Cryptic Studios as the developer for "Star Trek Online" based on unnamed sources, confirming a several-weeks-old rumor add something

 

On July 27, 2008, Cryptic announced that they had acquired the license to continue development of a Star Trek based MMORPG previously developed by Perpetual Entertainment add something

 

Bill Roper (video game producer) - In November 2008 Roper joined Cryptic Studios as Design Director and Executive Producer of their newest project, "Champions Online"

 

On December 9, 2008, Atari, SA announced that it had acquired Cryptic Studios add something

 

Atari - On December 9, 2008, Atari announced that it had acquired Cryptic Studios, an MMORPG developer


2009

Cryptic Studios released "Champions Online", loosely based on a superhero-based role-playing game, on September 1, 2009 add something


2010

According to the Better Business Bureau, in the time period since January 10, 2010, 97 complaints have been filed against Cryptic Studios add something

 

On March 2010, Bill Roper was promoted to Chief Creative Officer, succeeding Emmert , but left the studio in August that same year add something

 

Bill Roper (video game producer) - In March 2010, Roper accepted a promotion to Chief Creative Officer of Cryptic Studios, replacing Jack Emmert who transitioned to the role of Chief Operations Officer

 

Bill Roper (video game producer) - On March 16, 2010, Roper announced on the "Champions Online" website that he would be stepping down as Executive Producer of the game but later it was announced that the vacancy was made to accept a promotion to Chief Creative Officer title within Cryptic Studios overseeing Champions Online, Star Trek Online, and Neverwinter

 

Bill Roper (video game producer) - On August 16, 2010, Roper announced his departure from Cryptic Studios


2011

It has, of February 2011, implemented a free-to-play model with optional micropayment transactions generating revenue, in addition to its traditional subscription system add something

 

Bill Roper (video game producer) - Previously, he was Vice President/GM at Disney Interactive Studios since June 2011, and headed video game studios and creative and development departments for two decades, including divisions at Blizzard Entertainment, Flagship Studios, and Cryptic Studios

 

Daniel Stahl - In December 2011, Stahl posts on the Star Trek Online forums that he has returned to Cryptic and will now be the Sr. Producer managing the Foundry tools at Cryptic Studios


2012

On April 25, 2012 Cryptic Studios announced that the security of one of its user databases was compromised as far back as December 2010 add something

 

All of the "City of Heroes"/"City of Villains" development team transitioned to work under NCSoft under the working title NCNorCal , which later became the NCSoft-owned subsidiary, Paragon Studios, which ceased operation when NCSoft closed the game on August 30, 2012 add something

 

All of the "City of Heroes"/"City of Villains" development team transitioned to work under NCSoft under the working title NCNorCal , which later became the NCSoft-owned subsidiary, Paragon Studios, which ceased operation when NCSoft closed the game on August 31, 2012 add something


2014

Daniel Stahl - In January 2014, Cryptic Studios announced that Stahl would once again be stepping down as Sr. Producer for Star Trek Online, to pursue a yet unannounced project that Cryptic is working on