Raven Software (or Raven Game Software, Inc.) is an American video game developer. The company was founded in 1990 by brothers Brian and Steve Raffel. In 1997, Raven made an exclusive publishing deal with Activision and was subsequently acquired by them. After the acquisition, much of the studio's original talent responsible for creating the Heretic and Hexen games left to form Human Head Studios.
Raven has a history of working with id Software: After using id's engines for many of their games (from Heretic in 1994), they took over development of id's Quake franchise for Quake 4 and the new iteration of id's Wolfenstein series.
Contribution to the Quake Series
- Quake 4 (2005)
Other Notable Games
- Heretic (1994, based on the Doom engine)
- Hexen (1995, based on the Doom engine)
- Hexen II (1997, based on the Quake engine)
- Heretic II (1998, based on the Quake 2 engine)
- Soldier of Fortune (2000, based on the Quake 2 engine)
- Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix (2002, Based on Quake III: Team Arena engine)
- Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (2002, based on the Quake 3 Arena engine)
- Wolfenstein (2009, basedon the id Tech 4 engine)