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Three-Sixty Pacific is a video game publisher and developer. Founded in the late 1980s by avid wargamers and military history enthusiasts.


They have developed the most popular naval game ever (according to MobyGames) called Harpoon (1989) (a masterpiece based on Larry Bond's tabletop wargame that was inducted into Computer Gaming 150 Best Games of All Time and is still regarded today as the best naval simulation ever produced), Harpoon 2 (1992), and Harpoon 3. They also made the ever popular Theatre of War (1992), which is considered one of the first multiplayer RTS games of all time.

They developed a World War II naval strategy game called "Victory at Sea" (1993) which was a MAC (only?) computer game.

They published the game Dark Castle in 1987 and Armor Alley in 1990, both for the Macintosh computer.

Other games published: Thud Ridge: American Aces In 'Nam (1987/88), Das Boot (1992), Blue Max: Aces of the Great War (1990/91), Beyond Dark Castle (1989), High Command: Europe 1939-1945 (1992), Megafortress (1992), Patriot (1993), Sands of Fire (1990).

Their last projects were the V for Victory series ( V for Victory: Gold Juno Sword (1992), V for Victory: Market Garden (1993), V for Victory: D-Day Utah Beach (1991) and V for Victory: Velikiye Luki (1993)) and are work on Theatre of War 2.

Quote from website Home of the Underdogs: "Despite the considerable commercial success of Harpoon and Atomic Games' V for Victory Series , complete failure of lavishly-produced but esoteric Theatre of War and lack of funds brought the company to its knees in early 1994. The Harpoon license continues to prove lucrative with Harpoon 2 in late 1994 and Harpoon Classic in 1997, both developed outside Three-Sixty with the designers' permission, but the company is gone for good."

One of the employees of Three-Sixty Pacific was Carl Norman. (Executive Producer from 1991-1993). Another was Alexander G. M. Smith (Programmer in 1992)

See also[]

  • V for Victory: D-Day Utah Beach

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