Gearhead Entertainment

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Paragon Software Corporation was founded by Mark E. Seremet and F.J. Lennon in Greensburg, Pennsylvania in 1985 (Pennsylvania business entity number 175631). The company later moved to nearby Latrobe. A group of Paragon developers (Thomas Holmes, Christopher Straka, James Namestka) left to found Event Horizon Software (later Dreamforge Intertainment) in 1990 [1]. Paragon was acquired by MicroProse in 1992 to become an internal studio [2] [3]. Due to MicroProse's financial troubles in 1993 (which eventually led to the Spectrum HoloByte merger), the studio was supposed to be closed, but the founders re-acquired the assets from MicroProse and the Pennsylvania location became the in-house studio of Take-Two Interactive [4]. In 1998, the studio was spun off into its own Take-Two subsidiary, becoming Gearhead Entertainment (Pennyslvania business entity number 2815248) [5]. It was shut down in 2000 [6].

Research Methods: Actual mentions, online resources, shared staff

As Paragon

DOS

  • Dr. Doom's Revenge (US Publisher: Paragon)
  • Guardians of Infinity: To Save Kennedy (US Publisher: Paragon)
  • Master Ninja: Shadow Warrior of Death (US Publisher: Paragon)
  • MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy (US Publisher: Paragon; EU Publisher: Empire)
  • MegaTraveller 2: Quest for the Ancients (US Publisher: Paragon; EU Publisher: Empire)
  • Millennium: Return to Earth (US Publisher: Paragon; EU Publisher: Empire)
there may be a different, earlier DOS version under the original UK title Millennium 2.2 not by Paragon
  • The Punisher (US Publisher: Paragon)
  • Space: 1889 (US Publisher: Paragon; EU Publisher: Empire)
  • Twilight: 2000 (US Publisher: Paragon; EU Publisher: Empire)
  • Twilight's Ransom (US Publisher: Paragon)
  • Wizard Wars (US Publisher: Paragon)
Programming by Out of the Blue, Inc./James Blue
  • XF5700 Mantis Experimental Fighter (US/EU Publisher: MicroPlay)
Paragon only mentioned by name in the manual
  • X-Men (US Publisher: Paragon)
  • X-Men II (US Publisher: Paragon)

As MicroProse Greensburg

DOS

  • BloodNet (US/EU Publisher: MicroProse)
  • Challenge of the Five Realms (US Publisher: MicroPlay)
  • MegaTraveller 3: The Unknown Worlds (unreleased) [7] [8]
advertised in the CotFr manual

As Take-Two

3DO

  • Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller (US Publisher: Take-Two)

DOS

  • Bureau 13 (US Publisher: Take-Two; EU Publisher: Gametek)
  • Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller (US Publisher: Take-Two; EU Publisher: Gametek)
  • Iron & Blood (Publisher: Acclaim)
  • Jetfighter: Full Burn (US Publisher: Interplay; EU Publisher: Take-Two)
co-developed by Mission Studios
  • Ripper (US Publisher: Take-Two; EU Publisher: Gametek)
  • Star Crusader (US Publisher: Take-Two; EU Publisher: Gametek)

Macintosh

  • Master of Orion (US Publisher: Take-Two)
  • Ripper (US Publisher: Take-Two)

PlayStation

  • Iron & Blood (Publisher: Acclaim)

Windows

  • Black Dahlia (US Publisher: Interplay; EU Publisher: Take-Two)

As Gearhead

Nintendo 64

  • Bass Hunter 64 (US/EU Publisher: Take-Two)