Sucker Punch Productions is an American video game company founded in 1997 and is based in Bellevue, Washington. They created the Sly Cooper series, the inFamous series, and Rocket: Robot on Wheels. They have worked exclusively with Sony since 2000.
Sucker Punch Productions is an American video game production company founded in 1997 and based in Bellevue, WA. It is an independent company, but has worked exclusively with Sony Computer Entertainment America since 2000.
In 1999, Sucker Punch released its first game, Rocket: Robot on Wheels, for the Nintendo 64. After signing a new deal with Sony in 2000, the company went on to create the Sly Cooper series for the PlayStation 2. One common characteristic of the Rocket and Sly Cooper games is that they featured a raccoon playing a major role.
The company most recently developed inFamous for the PlayStation 3, heralding a move from level-based games portraying cel-shaded, anthropomorphic animals to a fully streaming sandbox game depicting more realistic-looking humans and protagonists with acrobatic abilities.
The company was founded in 1997 and according to the company's website it "started at the roots of Microsoft, where the co-founders all worked in a variety of productivity and software development applications. All shared a love for video games, yet only one had game development experience." The group decided to leave Microsoft in 1997 and became the independent company it is today that has worked with Sony to make the Sly Cooper franchise. The company name came as one of several proposed by the company that they would not have been able to use at Microsoft due to that company's policies. Co-founder Chris Zimmerman showed the list to his wife for her opinion, and she responded that she didn't care "as long as it isn't 'Sucker Punch'". Considering the opinion of a middle-aged woman would be completely contrary to the demographics of their target audience, they selected that name for the company
Sucker Punch is considered one of Sony's three "platformer trio" which also includes Naughty Dog and Insomniac Games. All three companies, however, have moved onto more mature outings thanks to the more powerful technology on the PS3 which lets them create more realistic games. However the three companies have recently started to continue their series, such as Naughty Dog handing over production of their Jak and Daxter franchise to High Impact Games, and Insomniac Games continuing their Ratchet and Clank series. In addition, Sucker Punch has approved of Sanzaru Games to make a fourth PS3-exclusive addition to their Sly Cooper series.
Creation of inFamous Edit
Sucker Punch created inFamous over the course of three years with a team of 60 people. They could have asked Sony for more people and completed the game in two years, but Sucker Punch preferred the small team size over a larger one.
|Game Title||US Release Date||Platform|
|Rocket: Robot on Wheels||November 17, 1999||Nintendo 64|
|Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus||September 23, 2002||PlayStation 2|
|Sly 2: Band of Thieves||September 14, 2004||PlayStation 2|
|Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves||September 26, 2005||PlayStation 2|
|inFamous||May 26, 2009||PlayStation 3|
|inFamous 2||June 7, 2011||PlayStation 3|
|inFamous: Festival of Blood||October 25, 2011||PlayStation 3|
|InFamous: Second Son||Unreleased (Holiday 2013)||PlayStation 4|
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