Bullfrog Productions (Company)

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Overall rating based on 19 games

Bullfrog Productions was a British developer. It was founded in 1987 by Les Edgar and Peter Molyneux. They were best known for their strategy god games such as Populous.

In January 1995, to strengthen its global positioning, Bullfrog Productions merged with long time publishing partner Electronic Arts. In August 1997, Bullfrog co-founder, Peter Molyneux, left to establish a new development team, Lionhead Productions (who, incidentally, has also signed a distribution deal with Electronic Arts). In September 1999, Les Edgar changed his role to consultant for Bullfrog Productions Limited, enabling him to pay more equitable attention to his other business interests. Edgar handed the reins to Bruce McMillan from Electronic Arts' Canadian studio.

Following its purchase by EA, Bullfrog continued to work in its original offices in Guildford as an EA studio, and continued to display its own Bullfrog logo on the boxes of its games. In 2000, Electronic Arts merged its EA-UK offices, which had been in Langley near Slough, with the Bullfrog offices, into a new facility in Chertsey. Around August of that year the company decided to drop all further production of Bullfrog-branded products, and the former Bullfrog employees were put onto new projects such as the Harry Potter series. The last Bullfrog-branded game was Sim Theme Park (also known as Theme Park World and Theme Park 2), released in 1999.

A few compilations of older games that Bullfrog worked on have been published since, but to all intents and purposes the brand has been dead since the move to Chertsey in 2000.

Many Bullfrog developers left to found their own studios and these became Intrepid Computer Entertainment Ltd., Big Blue Box Studios Ltd. and Lionhead Studios. The latter eventually absorbed the first two and became the only studio to carry on the Bullfrog legacy.

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Dungeon Keeper 2

June 30th, 1999 (17 years ago)
Rated: 91 / 100
PC (Microsoft Windows)

Dungeon Keeper

June 26th, 1997 (19 years ago)
Rated: 90 / 100
Mac / PC DOS / PC (Microsoft Windows)

Quake III Arena

December 2nd, 1999 (17 years ago)
Rated: 84 / 100
Dreamcast / Xbox 360 / Linux / PC (Microsoft Windows)

Theme Hospital

February 4th, 1997 (20 years ago)
Rated: 83 / 100
PlayStation / PC DOS / PC (Microsoft Windows)

Magic Carpet

May 6th, 1994 (22 years ago)
Rated: 82 / 100
PlayStation / Sega Saturn / PC DOS / PlayStation Network / PC (Microsoft Windows) / Mac


January 1st, 1993 (24 years ago)
Rated: 82 / 100
Amiga / PC DOS / Mac / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Sega CD / Atari Jaguar / 3DO Interactive Multiplayer / Amiga CD32 / FM Towns

Populous: The Beginning

November 30th, 1998 (18 years ago)
Rated: 80 / 100
PlayStation / PlayStation Network / PC (Microsoft Windows)


June 5th, 1989 (27 years ago)
Rated: 76 / 100
Mac / Amiga / PC DOS / Sega Master System / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Atari ST/STE / Game Boy / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis / TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine / Acorn Archimedes / Sharp X68000

Theme Park

December 31st, 1994 (22 years ago)
Rated: 71 / 100
Sega CD / Atari Jaguar / Sega Saturn / PlayStation / Super Famicom / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis / Amiga / 3DO Interactive Multiplayer / PC DOS / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Mac / Amiga CD32

Syndicate: American Revolt

January 1st, 1993 (24 years ago)
Amiga / PC DOS
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December 31st, 1995 (21 years ago)

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