A game developer, now owned and published by Interplay. They are considered to be single-handedly responsible for the resurrection of RPG's as a gaming genre after an apparent demise in the early '90s at the hands of the popularity of first-person shooters and real time strategy games, especially with their release of Fallout and its sequel. The irony was that it was not set in the traditional RPG medieval setting, but post-nuclear apocalypse. The company motto is "by gamers for gamers". It has since gone on to produce games such as Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale.


Interplay put Black Isle Studios out to pasture on December 8, 2003. This resulted in the cancellation of Van Buren, the third game in the Fallout series. If you see anything from BIS from then on, it is simply an imprint like the book industry uses.

Black Isle was originally founded in 1998 by Feargus Urquhart, who left in April 2003 to found Obsidian Entertainment, considered by many to be BIS' successor.


This list is of games published or developed by BIS. Right now it's just titles as listed on the BIS website (<http://www.blackisle.com/>, and still up, amazingly). I'll be detailing the list sometime soon, hopefully. /msg me if it's been too long or if you have more info for the list.

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