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Cyclone Studios was founded in December 1993 by Helmut Kobler and Ron Little. After securing a contract with 3DO to develop Captain Quazar,a cartoony top-down 3D Shooter for 3DO's home console, they moved from Little's apartment to Redwood City, California in June 1994. At the time they started another 3DO title called BattleSport, a First-Person 3D Game.In spring of 1995 Cyclone moved to Menlo Park, California. BattleSport was released in late 1995 and Captain Quazar in early 1996. Both of the cyclone's first games had poor sales.
Cyclone as a division of the 3DO Company
Due to low sales of their first games, the company was acquired by The 3DO Company in December 1995 and moved to San Mateo, California.Kobler was assigned as the leader of the division and Little was chosen to be the tech leader. Cyclone begun developing games as a division of 3DO on the PC.
Uprising was a hybrid first person action/strategy game.It was shipped in October 1997 and met solid critical response but sold below expectations. Two sequels were developed because of the game's critical success:Uprising 2: Lead and Destroy was released for PC and Uprising-X was released on the PlayStation.After the release of Uprising-X the members of Cyclone Studios were absorbed into The 3DO Company.
The hiring requirements for Cyclone Studios was very low, just being a life-time gamer was enough. so many hired people had little experience at game development. In addition, all the games at Cyclone Studios would be built from the ground up. Each game had its own unique code and database and no game was based on another.<
|Game Title||Release Date||Genre||Platform|
| BattleSport||1995||First Person 3D Tank, Sports|| 3DO|
| Captain Quazar||1996||Top-down 3D Shooter||3DO, PC|
|Uprising: Join or Die|| 09/30/97|| hybrid first person action/strategy||PC|
|Uprising-X||11/30/98|| hybrid first person action/strategy||PlayStation|
|Uprising 2: Lead and Destroy|| 12/31/98|| hybrid first person action/strategy||PC|
|Requiem: Avenging Angel|| 03/31/99|| FPS||PC|
| BattleSport II||cancelled||First Person 3D Tank, Sports||Nintendo 64|
| Wrath of the Fallen||cancelled||Action||PC|