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Based in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Founded by Mark E. Seremet and F.J. Lennon in 1985 (Pennsylvania business entity number 175631). A group of Paragon developers left to found Event Horizon Software (later Dreamforge Intertainment) in 1990. Paragon was acquired by MicroProse in 1992 to become an internal studio [https://www.members.tripod.com/~RNandtheCGB/news.html]. Circa 1994, the studio either changed hands again or was shut down and re-formed, becoming newly-founded Take-Two's internal studio, responsible for Star Crusader, Hell, Bureau 13, Black Dahlia, Ripper, Iron & Blood, and Jetfighter: Full Burn (with Mission Studios). It might have then transformed again to become Gearhead Studios (Pennyslvania business entity number 2815248) which developed Bass Hunter 64 [https://web.archive.org/web/20030603184431/http://www.origin.ea.com/about.html].
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Based in Greensburg, later Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Founded by Mark E. Seremet and F.J. Lennon in 1985 (Pennsylvania business entity number 175631). A group of Paragon developers left to found Event Horizon Software (later Dreamforge Intertainment) in 1990. Paragon was acquired by [[Atari_Hunt_Valley|MicroProse]] in 1992 to become an internal studio [https://www.members.tripod.com/~RNandtheCGB/news.html]. 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 [https://www.stayforever.de/bloodnet-a-conversation-with-laura-kampo-and-john-antinori/]. It might have transformed again to become Gearhead Studios (Pennyslvania business entity number 2815248) which developed Bass Hunter 64 [https://web.archive.org/web/20030603184431/http://www.origin.ea.com/about.html].
  
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'''[[About:Research Methods|Research Methods]]:''' Direct mentions, online resources, shared staff
  
 
==As Paragon==
 
==As Paragon==
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:<small>Programming by Out of the Blue, Inc./James Blue</small>
 
:<small>Programming by Out of the Blue, Inc./James Blue</small>
 
*''XF5700 Mantis Experimental Fighter'' (US/EU Publisher: MicroPlay)
 
*''XF5700 Mantis Experimental Fighter'' (US/EU Publisher: MicroPlay)
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:<small>Paragon only mentioned by name in the manual</small>
 
*''X-Men'' (US Publisher: Paragon)
 
*''X-Men'' (US Publisher: Paragon)
 
*''X-Men II'' (US Publisher: Paragon)
 
*''X-Men II'' (US Publisher: Paragon)
  
==As MicroProse (Greensburg)==
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==As MicroProse (Pennsylvania)==
 
===DOS===
 
===DOS===
 
*''BloodNet'' (US/EU Publisher: MicroProse)
 
*''BloodNet'' (US/EU Publisher: MicroProse)
 
*''Challenge of the Five Realms'' (US Publisher: MicroPlay)
 
*''Challenge of the Five Realms'' (US Publisher: MicroPlay)
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==As Take-Two Interactive==
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===3DO===
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*''Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller'' (US Publisher: Take-Two)
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===DOS===
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*''Bureau 13'' (US Publisher: Take-Two; EU Publisher: Gametek)
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*''Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller'' (US Publisher: Take-Two; EU Publisher: Gametek)
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*''Iron & Blood'' (Publisher: Acclaim)
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*''Jetfighter: Full Burn'' (US Publisher: Interplay; EU Publisher: Take-Two)
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:<small>co-developed by Mission Studios</small>
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*''Ripper'' (US Publisher: Take-Two; EU Publisher: Gametek)
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*''Star Crusader'' (US Publisher: Take-Two; EU Publisher: Gametek)
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===Macintosh===
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*''Master of Orion'' (US Publisher: Take-Two)
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*''Ripper'' (US Publisher: Take-Two)
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===PlayStation===
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*''Iron & Blood'' (Publisher: Acclaim)
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===Windows===
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*''Black Dahlia'' (US Publisher: Interplay; EU Publisher: Take-Two)
  
 
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Revision as of 11:25, 26 February 2022

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Based in Greensburg, later Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Founded by Mark E. Seremet and F.J. Lennon in 1985 (Pennsylvania business entity number 175631). A group of Paragon developers left to found Event Horizon Software (later Dreamforge Intertainment) in 1990. Paragon was acquired by MicroProse in 1992 to become an internal studio [1]. 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 [2]. It might have transformed again to become Gearhead Studios (Pennyslvania business entity number 2815248) which developed Bass Hunter 64 [3].

Research Methods: Direct 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 (DOS port, there may be a different, earlier version (Millennium 2.2) not by Paragon) (US Publisher: Paragon; EU Publisher: Empire)
  • 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 (Pennsylvania)

DOS

  • BloodNet (US/EU Publisher: MicroProse)
  • Challenge of the Five Realms (US Publisher: MicroPlay)

As Take-Two Interactive

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)