Knowledge Identifier: &Cryptic_Studios
Category: Business (26)
Founded in 2000.
Countries: United States (82%), France (9%), (9%)
Linked to: Perfect World, Broadcom, Walters-Storyk Design Group, Perpetual Entertainment
In 2000, Lewis sold his company, Stellar Semiconductor, Inc., to Broadcom Corporation
In early 2002, Cryptic signed a publishing agreement for "City of Heroes" with NCSoft, which wanted to expand into the United States gaming market
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
In March 2007, Cryptic Studios moved to a larger corporate headquarters in Los Gatos, California
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
Bill Roper (video game producer) - In November 2008 Roper joined Cryptic Studios as Design Director and Executive Producer of their newest project, "Champions Online"
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
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
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