Interplay Entertainment Corporation (OTCBB: IPLY) is an American video game publisher and developer.
The company was founded in October 1983 as Interplay Productions in Southern California by Brian Fargo who became president. The first employees were the programmers Jay Patel, Troy Worrell and Bill Heineman who had previously worked with Fargo at a small video game developer called Boone Corporation.
Interplay made a name for itself as a quality developer of role-playing games with the three-part series The Bard's Tale (1985-1988), Wasteland (1988) and Dragon Wars (1989).
Interplay started publishing its own games, starting with Neuromancer and Battle Chess, in 1988, and then moved on to publish and distribute games from other companies, while continuing internal game development. In 1993, Interplay published the hit game Descent, developed by startup Parallax Software.
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