Raptor: Call of the Shadows
Raptor: Call of the Shadows is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up developed by Cygnus Studios (now known as Mountain King Studios) and released early 1994, several months after the first release of Doom.
The game has some loose technical connections to Doom: Doom's setup program appears to have been derived from the setup program written for Raptor. Early versions of the setup tool included copyright attribution to Cygnus Studios at the top of the screen.
Apogee acted as publisher for Raptor, so it is possible that id had connections to Cygnus through them; Apogee had acted as publisher for all of id's games prior to Doom. Sandy Petersen reviewed the game positively in Dragon magazine issue #208.
Updated versions of the game are still being sold today.
- Some of Raptor's assets are reused in Strife: Quest for the Sigil. Rogue Entertainment was founded by disgruntled employees of Cygnus who left the company when its founder, Scott Host, intended to move the company to Chicago and cancel the Strife project.
- A piece of artwork related to the game was included in the 2015 Doom source data release.