A look at the company behind the world’s biggest videogame franchises reveals how it was created, who is behind its development, and what its future holds.
Naughty Dog is an independent game studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
It was founded in 1999 by John Carmack, an artist who had worked on the PlayStation 2, and David Cage, who had previously worked at id Software.
In 2000, the team made their first game, the critically acclaimed Doom.
That game received a critical and commercial hit, selling millions of copies worldwide.
But in 2004, they made their second game, The Last of Us, which went on to sell over two million copies.
The sequel, The Walking Dead, followed in 2007.
In the years that followed, Naughty Dogs expanded their portfolio with titles like The Last Of Us: Left Behind, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and The Last Guardian.
In 2008, N.T. Wright and Chris Hecker left the studio to create the highly anticipated Uncharted: Lost Legacy.
In 2010, Nathan Drake returned to the franchise as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
The company has released two more major games since 2011: The Last Light and The Evil Within.