Bend Studio

Bend Studio
Bend Studio's logo.
Founded 1994
Based Bend, Oregon
Key people See below
Uncharted work Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Other work Bubsy 3D
Syphone Filter series
Resistance: Retribution

Bend Studio is a video game developer founded in 1994. Perhaps best known for developing the Syphon Filter video game series, Bend Studio is the developer behind the upcoming PlayStation Vita video game Uncharted: Golden Abyss.


[edit] History

Bend Studio was founded in 1994,[1] as Blank, Berlyn and Co. The name of the company was soon changed to Eidetic. Under the Eidetic banner, the company developed three games: the almost universally-panned Bubsy 3D and the first two games of the Syphon Filter video game series.

In 2000, Eidetic became a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment and was renamed Bend Studio. The company would continue its development of Syphon Filter series under this new name until 2007, and ultimately released five more games to the series.

In 2009, Bend developed an instalment in the Resistance series entitled Resistance: Retribution.[2] Overseen by Naughty Dog, the company is currently developing Uncharted: Golden Abyss, an instalment in the Uncharted series for the PlayStation Vita platform.[3]

[edit] Games

Title Release Year
Bubsy 3D 1997
Syphon Filter 1999
Syphon Filter 2 2000
Syphon Filter 3 2001
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain 2004
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror 2006
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow 2007
Syphon Filter: Combat Ops 2007
Resistance: Retribution 2009
Uncharted: Golden Abyss 2012

[edit] Staff

Together, Christopher Reese and John Garvin are Bend's co-studio directors. Reese is also the company's technical director, while Garvin is Bend Studio's creative director. Gerald Harrison is the company's production manager.[1]

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Us" on Bend Studio's official website
  2. "Sony Bend" on Moby Games
  3. PS3Maven feature on PlayStation Vita's new games
Last edited by In Motion on 16 August 2011 at 10:10
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