In 1987 Peter Molyneux founded Bullfrog Productions, along with his then partner Les Edgar in Guildford, Surrey, England to develop an idea he had for a revolutionary new type of strategy game for home computers. This first game, Populous, went on to sell over 4 million copies. Molyneux’s follow-up designs included hits like Powermonger, Syndicate, Magic Carpet and Dungeon Keeper. Each sold in excess of 500,000 copies and firmly established Bullfrog as one of the most innovative game design studios in the world. Another Molyneux title, Theme Park sold over 3.5 million copies and became a sensation in Japan.

In 1995 Molyneux sold Bullfrog to the world’s largest computer games publisher, Electronic Arts. In early 1997 he announced he was leaving Bullfrog to set up a new venture with three other likeminded individuals. Mark Webley, a colleague from Bullfrog who had headed up Bullfrog’s highly efficient conversions department before producing, designing and programming the top selling Theme Hospital. Two other directors also joined Lionhead, Steve Jackson who had co founded Games Workshop and had a great deal of success with the Fighting Fantasy series of books and Tim Rance one of the Cities most highly regarded systems analysts

The new venture was immediately in the news, with lengthy features on Lionhead and Molyneux himself appearing in all the leading UK trade and consumer magazines. Similar articles appeared in dozens of overseas publications.

In late March 2001 Lionhead’s first game Black & White was released to widespread critical acclaim, attracting some of the highest review scores ever achieved by a software program. Worldwide sales are currently top the two million mark. Autumn 2004 saw the release of Lionhead’s second game Fable for Xbox. Sales now top the 2 million mark and it was the Xboxes fastest selling game at that time. PC owners got their own version of Fable, Fable The Lost Chapters (Autumn 2005) and the Xbox version was also updated with extra content.

Black & White 2 the long awaited sequel to Black & White was released on 30th September and The Movies a simulation which allows the player to manage a movie studio, create their own stars and make their own unique Movies was released on 8th November.

Lionhead Studios represents a unique new model, allowing games to be developed in a creative, family style environment, whilst having a higher output of releases than the average development house. The massive success of Black & White and Fable proves that this is the best development model for original, innovative, but commercially successful games.

Lionhead Studios was acquired by Microsoft Corp on 6th April 2006, this combination of creativity and stability is bound to offer gamers some exciting times ahead.

Games
Black & White

Black & White Black & White

Updated 2 years ago Released Mar 24, 2001 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

In a perfect world, people wouldn't need gods. But perfect worlds can't exist and sooner or later someone, in trouble, desperate, will pray to the heavens...

Black & White 2

Black & White 2 Black & White 2

Updated 2 years ago Released Oct 1, 2005 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

Like its wildly successful predecessor, Black & White, the sequel is all about moral choices. The land, however, has transformed itself. The inhabitants...

Fable II

Fable II Fable II

Updated 2 years ago Released Oct 20, 2008 Single Player Role Playing

Set 500 years after the original, "Fable II" will provide gamers with an epic story and innovative real-time gameplay, including a massive amount of freedom...

Fable III

Fable III Fable III

Updated 2 years ago Released Oct 25, 2010 Single Player Role Playing

You will be called upon to rally and fight alongside your people, ascend to the seat of power, and experience the true meaning of love and loss while...

Fable: The Journey

Fable: The Journey Fable: The Journey

Updated 2 years ago Released Oct 31, 2012 Single Player Adventure

The land of Albion is facing a new and mysterious threat. Jump into the Fable universe like never before with this full Kinect experience.

Fable: The Lost Chapters

Fable: The Lost Chapters Fable: The Lost Chapters

Updated 2 years ago Released Sep 19, 2005 Single Player Role Playing

Based on the best-selling award-winning Xbox title Fable, Fable: The Lost Chapters is now fully optimized for the Windows platform complete with expanded...

The Movies

The Movies The Movies

Updated 1 year ago Released Nov 6, 2005 Single & Multiplayer Realistic Sim

Imagine you could make any movie you wanted to. Imagine you could pluck someone from obscurity and make him or her the hottest star in Tinseltown. Imagine...

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Templarfreak
Templarfreak Dec 16 2010, 7:14pm says:

So, if you guys have any resources or pictures or anything from your old Bullfrog days, you should add them to the bullfrog Productions developer. For the sake of sanity ;)

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Admiral-165
Admiral-165 Mar 22 2010, 4:03pm says:

Make Fable II for PC! Or else!
Also Black and White II and the expansion were really fun :D

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Cybio
Cybio Jun 16 2010, 5:09pm replied:

Fable III will be for PC =)

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