Naughty Dog

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Naughty Dog, Inc.
Type Subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
When it was created 1984 (as Jam Software)
1989 (as Naughty Dog)
People who started it Andy Gavin
Jason Rubin
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, United States
Key people Evan Wells, Co-president
Christophe Balestra, Co-president
Amy Hennig, Creative director
Bruce Straley, Game director
Justin Richmond, Game director
Richard Lemarchand, Co-Lead Game Designer
Things made The Last of Us (2013)
Uncharted series (2007–2011)
Jak and Daxter series (2001–2005)
Crash Bandicoot series (1996–1999)
Employees +210[1]
Parent Independent (1986–2001)
Sony Computer Entertainment (2001–2005)
SCE Worldwide Studios (2006-present)
Website Official website

Naughty Dog is a video game company founded by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin in 1986. It is part of Sony since 2001. Gavin and Rubin produced more successful games, including Rings of Power for the Sega Genesis and Way of the Warrior for the 3DO.

Rings of Power was created with a low budget. Universal Studios signed a deal with the duo to a three-title deal and fund the expansion of the company. Mark Cerny, who had produced Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Sega, convinced Naughty Dog to focus its new resources on creating a character-based platform game that would be in 3D.

Crash Bandicoot was developed and became the first 3D video game by Naughty Dog. for the PlayStation on September 9, 1996. Naughty Dog would developed three Crash Bandicoot sequels over the next several years. In January 2001, it was announced Sony would acquire Naughty Dog.

After developing the fourth Crash Bandicoot game (Crash Team Racing), the company began working on Jak and Daxter for PlayStation 2. In 2004, Naughty Dog's studio president and co-founder, Jason Rubin left the company[2] to work on a new game named Iron and the Maiden.[3]

List of games[change | change source]

As Jam Software

Game Title Year Released Platform Notes
Math Jam 1985 Apple II
Ski Crazed 1986 Apple II
Dream Zone 1988 Apple IIGS

As Naughty Dog

Game Title Year Released Platform GameRankings Metacritic Notes
Keef the Thief 1989 Apple IIGS N/A N/A First game developed by Naughty Dog
Rings of Power 1991 Mega Drive 40.00%[4] N/A Published by Electronic Arts
Way of the Warrior 1994 3DO N/A N/A 1994 3DO Developers Award: Winner for Best Animation
Crash Bandicoot 1996 PlayStation 80.40%[5] N/A Was the first non-Japanese game to receive a "Gold Prize" in Japan
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back 1997 PlayStation 88.54%[6] N/A One of the best-selling PSone video games of all time
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped 1998 PlayStation 89.07%[7] 91/100[8] Was the first non-Japanese title to receive a "Platinum Prize" in Japan
Crash Team Racing 1999 PlayStation 91.78%[9] 88/100[10] Latest Crash Bandicoot game developed by Naughty Dog
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy 2001 PlayStation 2 90.22%[11] 90/100[12] First game released after being acquired by Sony
Jak II 2003 PlayStation 2 87.90%[13] 87/100[14] Won IGN Editor's Choice 2003
Jak 3 2004 PlayStation 2 85.42%[15] 84/100[16] The Top 25 PS2 Games of All Time
Jak X: Combat Racing 2005 PlayStation 2 76.96%[17] 76/100[18] Latest Jak and Daxter game developed by Naughty Dog
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 2007 PlayStation 3 89.70%[19] 88/100[20] Won IGN's Best Action Game and Best PS3 game
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 2009 PlayStation 3 96.46%[21] 96/100[22] Won multiple Game of the Year Awards
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception 2011 PlayStation 3 92.19%[23] 92/100[24] Won Video Game Awards 2011 Best Graphics and Best PS3 game
Jak and Daxter Collection 2012 PlayStation 3 81.56%[25] 82/100[26] Collaborated development with Mass Media Inc.
The Last of Us 2013 PlayStation 3 Pending 97/100 Announced during Spike VGA 2011

References[change | change source]

  1. [1]
  2. http://gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?section_name=dev&aid=3094
  3. http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3148865&did=1
  4. "Rings of Power Reviews". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/genesis/586420-rings-of-power/index.html. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  5. "Crash Bandicoot Reviews". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps/196986-crash-bandicoot/index.html. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  6. "Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Reviews". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps/196987-crash-bandicoot-2-cortex-strikes-back/index.html. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  7. "Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Reviews". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps/196988-crash-bandicoot-3-warped/index.html. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  8. "Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation/crash-bandicoot-3-warped. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  9. "Crash Team Racing Reviews". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps/196989-crash-team-racing/index.html. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  10. "Crash Team Racing Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation/crash-team-racing. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  11. "Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Reviews". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps2/516509-jak-and-daxter-the-precursor-legacy/index.html. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  12. "Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/jak-and-daxter-the-precursor-legacy. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  13. "Jak II Reviews". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps2/914535-jak-ii/index.html. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  14. "Jak II Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/jak-ii. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  15. "Jak 3 Reviews". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps2/919901-jak-3/index.html. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  16. "Jak 3 Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/jak-3. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  17. "Jak X: Combat Racing Reviews". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps2/927166-jak-x-combat-racing/index.html. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  18. "Jak X: Combat Racing Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/jak-x-combat-racing. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  19. "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Reviews". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps3/932984-uncharted-drakes-fortune/index.html. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  20. "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/uncharted-drakes-fortune. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  21. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Reviews". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps3/955125-uncharted-2-among-thieves/index.html. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  22. "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/uncharted-2-among-thieves. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  23. "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Reviews". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps3/615426-uncharted-3-drakes-deception/index.html. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  24. "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/uncharted-3-drakes-deception. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  25. "Jak and Daxter Collection Reviews". GameRankings. http://www.gamerankings.com/ps3/649670-jak-and-daxter-collection/index.html. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  26. "Jak and Daxter Collection Reviews". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/uncharted-3-drakes-deception. Retrieved July 9, 2012.

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