Westwood Studios are a developer of computer games, primarily for the PC, who created the Command & Conquer
, Legends of Kyrandia
and Lands of Lore
series. (They also make games based upon Dune, such as Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis
and Dune 2000
, although I think the license has been passed on to another publisher now.) They have recently been fully assimilated
into the Electronic Arts
collective, where they are expected to meet the same fate as Origin Systems
and Bullfrog Productions
(i.e. frontal lobotomy
of any creativity
followed by systematic asset stripping).
Westwood's games are characterised by their high production values, which have spanned from glorious hand-drawn 2D VGA art, to production quality live action video and cutting-edge CG. They have remained successful by backing up this abundance of eye candy with decent gameplay (well, most of the time).