Companies

 

Sierra On-Line

Founded in 1979
Closed in 2008
Status: dead
aka(s): Sierra Entertainment, Sierra, Sierra Online, Sierra Studios

Founded in 1979 in California as On-Line Systems.
Renamed Sierra On-Line in 1982.
Changed name to Sierra Entertainment on February 19, 2002.
In 2008, ownership of Sierra was transferred to Activision and later closed down.
In 2014, Sierra should be re-activated, as the website now suggests.

It is known for Aces, City Building Series, Crash Bandicoot, Diablo, Earthsiege, Empire Earth, F.E.A.R., Frogger series, Gabriel Knight, Geometry Wars, Gobliiins, Ground Control, Half-Life, Homeworld, King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, LISA, Lode Runner, Lords of the Realm, Manhunter, No One Lives Forever, Police Quest, Quest for Glory, Silpheed, Spacequest, Spyro, Spyro the Dragon, SWAT, The Legend of Spyro, Thexder, Tribes, Ultima, Ultima: The Age of Darkness, You Don't Know Jack, Yserbius

Releases per year

19802
19816
198212
198330
198421
198512
198615
198737
198827
198926
199031
199130
199239
199329
199426
199534
199630
199720
199817
199916
200019
20015
200214
200314
20048
20054
200620
200722
200824
20146
20159
605 video games with valid date were considered (95.1%)

Gametypes frequency

Top platforms

MS-DOS 125
Windows 116
Mac OS Classic 73
Amiga 49
Apple II E 40
Atari ST 28
Win3.1 27
X360 17
C64 16
Apple IIGS 16
PS2 16
Atari 400/800 14
Linux 10
Nintendo DS 9
Wii 9