Raven Software

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'''Raven Software''' is a computer game software developer based in Madison, Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1990 by brothers [[Brian Raffel|Brian]] and [[Steve Raffel]]. The company formed with five men, one computer, a basement and a vision of creating a role-playing game for the Amiga computer platform.   
'''Raven Software''' is a computer game software developer based in Madison, Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1990 by brothers [[Brian Raffel|Brian]] and [[Steve Raffel]]. The company formed with five men, one computer, a basement and a vision of creating a role-playing game for the Amiga computer platform.   
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Raven has a history of working with [[id Software]] leading to their most recent project, ''[[Wikipedia:Quake 4|Quake 4]]'', which was released on October 17th, 2005 for PC, and November 22nd for [[Wikipedia:Xbox 360|Xbox 360]]. During his tenure at id, [[John Romero]] was the primary link between the two companies.
Raven has a history of working with [[id Software]] leading to their most recent project, ''[[Wikipedia:Quake 4|Quake 4]]'', which was released on October 17th, 2005 for PC, and November 22nd for [[Wikipedia:Xbox 360|Xbox 360]]. During his tenure at id, [[John Romero]] was the primary link between the two companies.
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[[Doom engine]] games made by Raven Software include:
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== Games ==
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Raven Software developed two [[Doom engine]] games, and one [[Doom 3 engine]] game:
*[[Heretic]]
*[[Heretic]]
*[[Hexen]]
*[[Hexen]]
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*[[Quake 4]]
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Unrelated games by Raven include the ''Soldier of Fortune'' series, the sequels [[Wikipedia:HeXen II|Hexen II]] and [[Wikipedia:Heretic II|Heretic II]], and others.
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While Raven Software wrote sequels for [[Heretic]] and [[Hexen]], they were created under the [[Quake]] engine.  Other games released by Raven include the ''Soldier of Fortune'' series, ''Star Trek: Voyager'', ''Star Wars: Jedi Outcast'', and others.  
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Raven Software is a computer game software developer based in Madison, Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1990 by brothers Brian and Steve Raffel. The company formed with five men, one computer, a basement and a vision of creating a role-playing game for the Amiga computer platform.

In 1997, Raven Software joined forces with Activision in a publishing deal to combine Activision's publishing and distribution resources with Raven Software's development team.

Raven has a history of working with id Software leading to their most recent project, Quake 4, which was released on October 17th, 2005 for PC, and November 22nd for Xbox 360. During his tenure at id, John Romero was the primary link between the two companies.

Games

Raven Software developed two Doom engine games, and one Doom 3 engine game:

While Raven Software wrote sequels for Heretic and Hexen, they were created under the Quake engine. Other games released by Raven include the Soldier of Fortune series, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Wars: Jedi Outcast, and others.

External links

This article incorporates text from the open-content Wikipedia online encyclopedia article Raven Software.