Gathering of Developers (aka God Games and Gathering) was a Texas-based PC and video games publishing company, founded in January 1998 with the mission to bridge the gap between publishers and independent game developers, allowing independent developers creative control over their projects, ownership of their IP, and participation in the publishing and marketing decisions. Fueled by past publishing experiences and frustrations, several experienced development companies bound together to form a relationship-based publisher. The company later became a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive. Gathering's first wave of releases included Railroad Tycoon II, Nocturne, Darkstone, Age of Wonders and Fly!. The company later expanded to the console market.

Take Two acquired the company outright in May 2000, and attempted unsuccessfully to manage the Texas based group from its New York HQ. The founders and employees of G.O.D. were unhappy with the lack of freedom the company allowed for following through on its principles of fair treatment of developers and IP ownership. Founder Doug Myres died unexpectedly in May 2001, prompting the other partners to negotiate a separation with the company shortly thereafter. Eventually Take-Two took over all operations and rebranded the label simply Gathering, and have since folded it into the label 2K Games.

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Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven

Third Person Shooter

Mafia is a 3D action game, played in the third person. The player assumes the role of a gangster in an American city of the 1930s, and gets a chance to...

Hidden & Dangerous 2

Hidden & Dangerous 2

Tactical Shooter

Hidden & Dangerous 2 is a first- and third-person tactical shooter that builds upon the original Hidden & Dangerous. You lead a small squad of Allied...

Serious Sam: The First Encounter

Serious Sam: The First Encounter

First Person Shooter

The original Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline arcade-action shooter heavily focused on frantic arcade-style action. In a world where cyberpunk meets fantasy-fiction...

Railroad Tycoon 2

Railroad Tycoon 2

Realistic Sim

It can take you from New York to South Africa. It can take you from the year 1804 to the year 2000. It can take you from penniless manual laborer to powerful...

Wings of War

Wings of War

Tactical Shooter

High-speed combat, high intensity action and high-flying heroes rule the skies in Wings of War. All of the deadly drama and intense aerial duels of WWI...

Rune

Rune

Adventure

Rune is a third person action, combat, and adventure games with strong themes from Norse mythology. You play a young Viking trying to uncover the mysteries...

Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2

Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2

First Person Shooter

Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.² (FAKK2) is a third-person shooter computer game made by Ritual Entertainment in 2000. A sequel to the Heavy Metal 2000 animated...

Vietcong

Vietcong

First Person Shooter

Acting as an elite soldier, players of "Vietcong" command the A-team, part of the U.S. Special Forces, in realistically represented Vietnamese environments...

Chrome

Chrome

Tactical Shooter

The player assumes the role of Logan, a veteran mercenary turned bounty hunter. Chrome features six controllable vehicles, including bipods.

Jazz Jackrabbit 2

Jazz Jackrabbit 2

Platformer

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is the long awaited sequel to the most popular DOS shareware platformer game of 1994! Play as Jazz or his little brother Spaz on the...

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