Open main menu

Kronos Digital Entertainment was an American computer animation and video game developer founded by Stan Liu in 1992. They first began to develop original properties, beginning with their visually appealing early 3D fighting games,[1] Criticom, Dark Rift and Cardinal Syn (referred to as the "Trilogy of Terror" by one gaming journalist).[2] The organization later gained greater critical and commercial success for the Fear Effect series with Eidos,[2] although Kronos retains all rights to the franchise.[3] Kronos was busy developing the third installment in that series, Fear Effect Inferno, when publisher Eidos discontinued funding for the project following a major restructuring of their budget. The developer then shopped it around to other publishers but were unable to secure another deal to get the game finished.[4] The company disbanded soon after, with Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix being their final released game, and animated classic TV series Spider-Man.

Kronos Digital Entertainment
IndustryVideo game industry
Key people
Stanley Liu
ProductsFear Effect series

Games developedEdit

Year Game Platform(s)
1995 Criticom PlayStation, Sega Saturn
1997 Meat Puppet Microsoft Windows
Dark Rift Nintendo 64, Microsoft Windows
1998 Cardinal Syn PlayStation
2000 Fear Effect
2001 Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix


Year Television Original network(s)
1994 Spider-Man Fox Kids


  1. ^ July 8, 1998 2:09PM PDT (1998-06-30). "Cardinal Syn Review". Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2012-06-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Interview With Kronos". Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  4. ^ Steve Pollack (2003-08-03). "Fear Effect Inferno". Steve Pollack. Archived from the original on 2003-12-27. Retrieved 2007-08-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

External linksEdit