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Impressions Games
Basic Information
Company Type
defunct
Product(s)
Caesar series

Lords of the Realm series
and others

Industry
computer and video game industry
Key People
David Lester: founder

Impressions Games was a video game developer founded by David Lester (currently of Firefly Studios) in the UK. He sold the company to Sierra Entertainment in 1995,[1] who was then bought out by Cendant and eventually, Vivendi Universal (now known as Vivendi SA).

Impressions specialized in historical strategy games, and is most well known for its City Building Series, which include Caesar, Pharaoh, and Master of Olympus - Zeus.

Mike Ryder, former president of Sierra Entertainment, forced a change in management in October 2001, during development of Lords of the Realm III. Rod Nakamoto was installed as the new director. Lords III became Impressions's final game, and was released to mediocre reviews in March 2004.

The studio was shut down in April 2004 when Vivendi Universal closed most of their game development studios. Many members of the studio moved on to form Tilted Mill Entertainment.

Former notable employees of Impressions include Chris Beatrice and Peter Haffenreffer, co-founders of Tilted Mill Entertainment.

Impressions games[]

  • Lords of the Realm III (2004)
  • Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom (2002)
  • Master of Olympus - Zeus (2000)
    • Master of Atlantis - Poseidon (2001)
    • Acropolis (Compilation)
  • Pharaoh (1999)
    • Cleopatra: Queen of the Nile (Expansion Pack)
  • Caesar III (1998)
    • Caesar: Platinum Edition (1999) (Compilation of all three Caesar games)
  • Caesar II (1995)
  • Caesar (1992)
  • Lords of Magic (1997)
    • Lords of Magic: Legends of Urak (1998) (Expansion)
    • Lords of Magic: Special Edition (1999) (Compilation)
  • Grant-Lee-Sherman: Civil War 2: Generals (1997)
  • Rise and Rule of Ancient Empires (1996)
  • Robert E. Lee: Civil War General (1996)
  • Lords of the Realm II (1996)
    • Lords of the Realm II: Siege Pack (1997) (Expansion)
    • Lords: Royal Collection (Compilation of Lords of the Realm, Lords of the Realm II & Siege Pack)
  • Spacebucks (1996)
  • Ultimate Soccer Manager (1995)
  • Ultimate Soccer Manager 2 (1996)
  • Ultimate Soccer Manager 98 (1998)
  • Casino De Luxe (1995)
  • High Seas Trader (1995)
  • Powerhouse (1995)
  • Front Lines (1994)
  • Lords of the Realm (1994)
  • Cohort II (1993)
  • Detroit (1993)
  • The Blue and the Gray (1993)
  • WW2 Air Force Commander (1993)
  • Global Domination (1993)
  • Paladin II (1992)
  • Air Bucks (1992)
  • Air Force Commander (1992)
  • Conquest of Japan (1992)
  • Crime City (1992)
  • Charge of the Light Brigade (1991)
  • Cohort: Fighting For Rome (1991)
  • Breach 2
  • Breach 3
  • The Final Conflict
  • Merchant Colony
  • Paladin
  • Rorke's Drift
  • Rules of Engagement 2
  • Twenty Wargame Classics
  • When Two Worlds War

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