Company name Description Games

Kron Simulation Software


Lacral Software

French company in the late 1980's that produced one good arcade title; possibly others.


Lankhor was a French video games development studio based in the south west of Paris, close to Versailles. The company was founded in 1987 and was closed on 31st December 2001. It was established through the merger of two very small French studios: BJL Langlois by Jean-Luc Langlois and Kilkhor by Bruno Gourier. The studio initially developed for the Amiga, Atari ST and DOS platforms and later branched out to console and hand-held systems such as the Mega Drive, SNES and Game Gear. Around 1996 the studio was about to close down, but then Daniel Macré joined the studio. He had previously worked together with Lankhor to develop an adaptation of the Sinclair QL game Wroom! for other platforms. In 1997, Lankhor entered a partnership with Eidos Interactive and created F1 World Grand Prix (1999) for the PlayStation and Windows. After the cancellation of a contract with the Japanese publisher Video System Co., Ltd. in January 2001 for an FIA licensed F1 game on PC and Xbox, Lankhor closed its doors on 31st December 2001 as the economical situation provided no new opportunities to work on new titles in 2001. Val d'Isère Ski Park Manager (February 2002) was the company's last game. Some of the developers moved on to found Corélane. Daniel Macré left the games industry permanently. One of the unreleased games is Sukiya.
Maupiti Island

Larva Game Studios

Larva Game Studios, a videogame developer for PC and next-gen and handheld consoles. We started in 2007 as Immersion Games Mexico, a branch for Colombian Immersion Games and became independent in early 2010 changing our name to Larva Game Studios. Headquartered in Guadalajara, Mexico and recently opened representative offices in Montreal, Canada; we are devoted to great quality games.

Lawrence Productions, Inc.

Lost Tribe

Legend Entertainment Company

Legend Entertainment Company was a Northern Virginia-based developer started in 1989 by Bob Bates and Mike Verdu. Their early games were illustrated text adventures. In 1993, they broke from the text tradition with Companions of Xanth which was their first game to feature a point-and-click interface.
Eric the Unready, Shannara, Death Gate, Spellcasting 101 - Sorcerers get all the Girls, Callahans crosstime saloon, Gateway 2 Homeworld, Spellcasting 201 - The Sorcerers Appliance, Mission Critical, Superhero - League of Hoboken, Gateway - Frederik Pohls

Leland Interactive Media

Originaly Cinematronics Inc. The company was renamed after one of Tradewest's co-founders Leland Cook.
Ivan Iron Man Stewarts Super Off Road

Level 9 Computing, Ltd.

Level 9 Computing Ltd was founded in 1981 in the United Kingdom by three brothers: Mike, Pete and Nick Austin. Its aim was to produce and publish high quality text adventures initially for the BBC computer, and later the company expanded to other 8-bit and 16-bit computers of that era. Mainly due to the decline in sales of text based adventures at the end of the 80s, Level 9 Computing had to close down in mid 1991. In the ten years in between it published over 20 main titles plus some licensed titles which have helped shape the adventure scene. Most of those releases were highly appreciated (and compared against those of Infocom). The theme of these adventures was initially set in fantasy and Middle Earth (which yielded the compilation: Jewels of Darkness), and later it published adventures with a Sci-Fi theme (Silicon Dreams trilogy). In the mid-80s it added relative rudimentary graphics to new and existing releases.
Lancelot, Scapeghost


A software developer and publisher based in Switzerland.
Traders - The Intergalactic Trading Game

Lobotomy Studios


Loriciel SA

Loriciel was a French video game company, founded in 1983 by Marc Bayle and Laurent Weill.
Bumpys Arcade Fantasy, Quadrel, Tennis Cup, Baby Jo in Going Home


LucasArts was established to produce StarWars gender games under LucasFilm. As an exclusive StarWars license holders they produced all the StarWars games including X-Wing and TIE Fighter series. Apart from StarWars gender, they created games like Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion series.
X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Star Wars: Rebel Assault, Star Wars: Rebel Assault 2, TIE Fighter Collector's Edition, X-Wing Collector's Edition, Star Wars: Dark Forces

Magnetic Fields Ltd.

Best known for racing games, Shaun Southern and Andrew Morris started Mr Chip Software in 1982, initially working on the Commodore 64. They become Magnetic Fields some years later, and created the seminal Lotus and Super Cars lineages for Gremlin.
Lotus 3

Magnetic Images

A developer and publisher whose biggest success was Lost Dutchman Mine is 1989.
Lost Dutchman Mine

Magnetic Scrolls

Magnetic Scrolls was a British game developer founded in 1984 by Anita Sinclair, Ken Gordon and Hugh Steers and located in London, England. They mostly developed text adventure games, until the popularity of that genre began to fade and they were acquired by MicroProse in 1992. They collaborated with MicroProse in the development of The Legacy: Realm of Terror.
Pawn, Jinxter, Legacy - Realm of Terror, The

Major Developments

Total Eclipse

Manley & Associates, Inc.

Founded in 1992 and acquired by Electronic Arts in 1996.
Dinopark Tycoon, Home Alone, Home Alone 2

Marco Cat

Janji Boy

Mark "Atomjack" Mackey


Mark C. Bayless