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In my attempt to appeal to the wider non-gamer community, I present this quiz about some of the industry's most notable developers. Enjoy!

A photo quiz by eburge. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
eburge
Time
3 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
342,629
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
3498
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: xxFruitcakexx (9/10), spanishliz (10/10), psnz (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Perhaps one of the most popular series on PlayStation devices is the 'LittleBigPlanet' series, but which British developer is responsible for creating this series? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The parkour-inspired 'Mirror's Edge' and the heavyweight FPS series 'Battlefield' are the creations of which developer, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. One of the most critically acclaimed series of the seventh generation of gaming is 'Uncharted'. Which company is behind these third-person action/adventure games? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Perhaps the most popular (and the most controversial) of the FPS series' existing today is the 'Call of Duty' franchise. While a number of developers have contributed to it over the years, which company actually started the series? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. One of the Xbox and Xbox 360's most popular series is 'Fable'. Which British developer is responsible for the series? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. From humble beginnings with 'Disruptor' and 'Spyro the Dragon' to the hugely popular 'Ratchet and Clank' and 'Resistance' series, which American developer, responsible for these games, has been at the forefront of the industry for many years? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The fast-paced racing series 'Wipeout' has seen numerous titles over the years, but which UK developer is responsible for these games? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which developer was said to have 'reinvented' the FPS genre in 2001 with their 'Halo' series, beginning with 'Halo: Combat Evolved'? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. There are a few developers whose games have provoked a fair amount of negative reaction over the years. With their popular but controversial 'Grand Theft Auto' series, and western themed 'Red Dead' games, which developer and publisher has been at the head of the gaming industry since the late '90s? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Undoubtedly one of the most popular and successful developers for early Nintendo consoles, which developer was responsible for such truly brilliant games as 'Donkey Kong Country', 'Banjo-Kazooie', 'GoldenEye 007' and 'Conker's Bad Fur Day'? Hint



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1. Perhaps one of the most popular series on PlayStation devices is the 'LittleBigPlanet' series, but which British developer is responsible for creating this series?

Answer: Media Molecule

'LittleBigPlanet' was a hit for the PlayStation 3 in 2008, which was acclaimed by industry critics and players alike. While the main storyline was unique and enjoyable, the user-generated content section was where the game really shined. Offering all the tools in the game, players could create almost anything they could think of, from side-scrolling platform adventures to multiplayer arcade games. 2011 saw the release of 'LittleBigPlanet 2', which introduced a diverse range of new mechanics, and an even easier way to create levels. During 2009, a PSP iteration was developed by Cambridge Studio. With the advent of the PlayStation Vita, Media Molecule, wishing to head in other gaming directions, handed over the series to Swedish developer Tarsier Studios and UK developer Double Eleven for the Vita release.
2. The parkour-inspired 'Mirror's Edge' and the heavyweight FPS series 'Battlefield' are the creations of which developer, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts?

Answer: DICE

Both Activision and EA have been at the forefront of the FPS genre for many years with their respective 'Call of Duty' and 'Battlefield' series'. While a number of developers work on iterations of the 'Call of Duty' series, such as Infinity Ward and Treyarch, only Digital Illusions CE (DICE) focus on their 'Battlefield' games. Aside from this, DICE was also responsible for 'Mirror's Edge', a parkour-themed first-person action title for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

The game's unique art style and minimalist palette, coupled with its fast-paced gameplay and thrilling action sequences proved to be a hit with gamers.
3. One of the most critically acclaimed series of the seventh generation of gaming is 'Uncharted'. Which company is behind these third-person action/adventure games?

Answer: Naughty Dog

The 'Uncharted' series centres around Nathan Drake, a descendant of the famous explorer Sir Francis Drake. The first game, 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' sees Nathan and his companions Victor 'Sully' Sullivan and Elena Fisher go in search of El Dorado, where they discover a hideous secret.

The second game, 'Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' takes place primarily in Borneo and the Himalayas as Nathan and company search for the mystical city of Shambhala and the fabled Tree of Life. A third game, 'Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception', was released in late 2011, where the team search for the Atlantis of the Sands.

The series has been met with exceptional acclaim, and has been praised for its very film-like feel.
4. Perhaps the most popular (and the most controversial) of the FPS series' existing today is the 'Call of Duty' franchise. While a number of developers have contributed to it over the years, which company actually started the series?

Answer: Infinity Ward

In 2003, Infinity Ward released 'Call of Duty' for PC. Taking place in World War II, the game played out from the viewpoints of American, Soviet, and British soldiers. 'Call of Duty 2' and 'Call of Duty 3' followed in 2005 and 2006, respectively, though the latter was developed by Treyarch.

In 2007, the series moved away from its original World War II setting and headed towards a more recent setting in 'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare'. The game was met with overwhelming praise, and quickly became one of the most popular games of the year. 2008 saw Treyarch release their second 'Call of Duty' title, 'World at War', which returned to the World War II setting of the original trilogy.

The following year saw 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2', which garnered high praise.

In 2010, 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' was released and broke a record for the highest number of copies sold, accumulating around 7 million worldwide in its first 24 hours of release. 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3' was released in late 2011.
5. One of the Xbox and Xbox 360's most popular series is 'Fable'. Which British developer is responsible for the series?

Answer: Lionhead Studios

The 'Fable' series of fantasy RPG games have been enchanting players since 2004, with the first game, aptly named 'Fable', for the Xbox. Set in the country of Albion, the game is played from the perspective of a young orphan who is trained in the Heroes Guild and is raised as the Hero of Oakvale.

In 2005, it was re-released as 'Fable: The Lost Chapters' for Xbox and PC, which contained the original game plus some extra content. The second game, 'Fable II', released in 2008, is set 500 years after the previous game, in a time when Albion is in a period of Enlightenment.

The third game, 'Fable III', released in 2010 for Xbox 360 and 2011 for PC, saw Albion going through the Industrial Revolution, and is set 50 years after 'Fable II'. In this game, the Hero of Brightwall must end his brother's reign of Albion to protect it from the oncoming forces of the Darkness, a malevolent entity from Aurora, a country across the ocean from Albion.
6. From humble beginnings with 'Disruptor' and 'Spyro the Dragon' to the hugely popular 'Ratchet and Clank' and 'Resistance' series, which American developer, responsible for these games, has been at the forefront of the industry for many years?

Answer: Insomniac Games

Insomniac began in 1994, and released their first game, 'Disruptor', in 1996. In 1998, the first 'Spyro the Dragon' title was created and went on to be highly successful on the PlayStation. Sequels followed in 1999 and 2000, also for the PlayStation.

It was in 2002 that they moved to the PlayStation's successor and developed the acclaimed 'Ratchet and Clank', the first in the series of platforming action/adventure games. The series went from strength to strength with 'Ratchet and Clank 2: Going Commando' (NTSC)/'Ratchet and Clank 2: Locked and Loaded' (PAL) in 2003, and 'Ratchet and Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal' in 2004. 2005 saw 'Ratchet: Gladiator', the final 'Ratchet and Clank' title developed by Insomniac for the PlayStation 2.

The rise of the PlayStation 3 brought with it a new Insomniac series, 'Resistance', in 2006, as well as another 'Ratchet and Clank' title, 'Tools of Destruction', in 2007. Up to 2011, Insomniac had developed exclusively for Sony game systems, but with their new 'Overstrike' series, they teamed up with Electronic Arts to publish it for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012.
7. The fast-paced racing series 'Wipeout' has seen numerous titles over the years, but which UK developer is responsible for these games?

Answer: Studio Liverpool

Originally called Psygnosis, Studio Liverpool (or to give them their full title, SCE Studio Liverpool, after they were acquired by Sony) have been developing iterations in the 'Wipeout' series since the eponymous first outing in 1995 for the PlayStation and PC, followed by the Sega Saturn in 1996. Aside from its fast-paced, futuristic racing action, the series is notable for its upbeat techno soundtrack which, strangely, complements the gameplay perfectly.

Despite being owned by Sony, however, then-Psygnosis released Wipeout 64 exclusively for the Nintendo 64, where it competed against other racing titles like 'Mario Kart 64' and 'F-Zero X'.
8. Which developer was said to have 'reinvented' the FPS genre in 2001 with their 'Halo' series, beginning with 'Halo: Combat Evolved'?

Answer: Bungie

As Microsoft entered the industry with the Xbox alongside Sony's PlayStation 2 and Nintendo's GameCube, so did the 'Halo' series. The first game, 'Halo: Combat Evolved', was a launch title for the Xbox, and was an instant commercial success. It quickly became one of the top-selling games for the Xbox, firmly cementing both the console and the series in the gaming market. 2004 saw a sequel, 'Halo 2', also on the Xbox.

Not surprisingly, 'Halo 2' went on to outsell its predecessor and took the title of the top-selling game for the system. 'Halo 3' came in 2007 for the Xbox's successor, the Xbox 360, and continued the success of the previous titles and became hugely popular.

These three games (all developed by Bungie) are referred to as the first trilogy in the series, but the second trilogy was handed over to fellow developer 343 Industries, who previously worked on 'Halo: Reach' and 'Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary', a remake of the first game for the Xbox 360.
9. There are a few developers whose games have provoked a fair amount of negative reaction over the years. With their popular but controversial 'Grand Theft Auto' series, and western themed 'Red Dead' games, which developer and publisher has been at the head of the gaming industry since the late '90s?

Answer: Rockstar

From humble beginnings with the first 'Grand Theft Auto' game and 'Earthworm Jim 3D', to blockbuster hits like 'Red Dead Redemption' and 'L.A. Noire', Rockstar has gone from strength to strength in each of its games. Comprised of several studios in various cities across the globe, the developer/publisher has seen both commercial successes and critical controversy over the years, none more so than the 'Grand Theft Auto' series.

The violence and sexual themes prevalent in the games, among other things, have been the subject of some negative reaction from various bodies, some claiming it is inappropriate for children, others saying the offending games should be reclassified to more accurately reflect the content therein. Nevertheless, the series has continued to be successful.

While Rockstar does develop in-house, they have collaborated with outside developers, particularly on 'L.A. Noire' with Australian developer Team Bondi (who were slated to become Rockstar Sydney, before they went into administration).
10. Undoubtedly one of the most popular and successful developers for early Nintendo consoles, which developer was responsible for such truly brilliant games as 'Donkey Kong Country', 'Banjo-Kazooie', 'GoldenEye 007' and 'Conker's Bad Fur Day'?

Answer: Rare

In its heyday, Rareware (who later became known as Rare) was amongst the cream of the gaming industry. Formed in 1982, the developer has developed for a multitude of consoles, from the NES (with hits like the 'Battletoads' games), to the SNES (with classics such as the 'Donkey Kong Country' series), to the Nintendo 64 (where they shone with the 'Banjo-Kazooie' games, 'Conker's Bad Fur Day', 'GoldenEye 007', 'Perfect Dark', 'Donkey Kong 64' and 'Jet Force Gemini', among others), and briefly on the Nintendo GameCube with 'Star Fox Adventures'.

In 2002, however, Microsoft purchased Rare, and as such, shifted focus from Nintendo to Microsoft's Xbox consoles with titles such as 'Grabbed By The Ghoulies' and 'Conker: Live and Reloaded' (a remake of the N64 game). Games such as 'Kameo: Elements of Power', 'Viva Piņata' and 'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts' followed for the Xbox 360.

Although these games were very well made and met with praise, their successes with the early Nintendo consoles will forever be remembered.
Source: Author eburge

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