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A requiem for Looking Glass Studios

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The gaming community was shocked recently when Looking Glass Studios was forced to close down because of financial problems. Looking Glass had been one of the most innovative developers in the gaming industry, producing a string of classic titles such as System Shock, Thief, Ultima Underworld and Terra Nova.

Today we have posted a tribute to the company written by Richard "Zdim" Carlson, himself a former Looking Glass employee. The article is based on Rich's own experiences at the company working on Thief 2, and takes a look at what was so special about Looking Glass - the company, the people, the games, and their philosophy.

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