Bullfrog Productions

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Background: Bullfrog was an original game developer founded in 1987 by Les Edgar and Peter Molyneux. Their games became widely known and the company received critical acclaim. Since 1995 Bullfrog was a part of Electronic Arts. It was discontinued in 1999 and all employees moved to EA UK offices. However, the key staff left to start their own studios, most known being Lionhead Studios, led by Peter Molyneux.

1st Logo

(1991-1999)

Logo: We see the white rectangular box with another outline inside. A stylized frog silhouette is seen inside the inner square, while the word "BULLFROG" is written below in a box in tall letters, and "PRODUCTIONS LTD." appears below it.
Variants:

  • On Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods for Amiga, the logo is translucent light-blue. In the background, a row of smaller, less opaque versions of the logo is scrolling to the right. In the middle, between the big logo and the logos in the background, there is another translucent frog silhouette, tilted to the right, taking up almost half of the screen and dark-blue.
  • On the DOS version of Populous II, a very dark blue still image of the logo is visible in the middle of the screen.
  • On Populous II for Genesis, the Virgin Games logo and the copyright info appear below.
  • On the ports for Sega CD, the logo is created from green shining lines. There is also "WRITTEN BY" above.FX/SFX: Early games doesn't have animation.
    Music/Sounds: None.
    Availability: Seen on early Bullfrog games, such as Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods and Syndicate for Amiga. Also appears on a few late games.
    Editor's Note: None.
    2nd Logo

(1994)

Logo: A white (slightly greenish) version of the Bullfrog logo, similar to the first logo but with "PRODUCTIONS LTD" added in a small font underneath, fades into the screen, rising upwards from near the bottom of the screen. As it is rising, blurry green beams are shooting out of it. Small letters "TM" appear in the top-right corner after it rises completely.
FX/SFX: The animation of the rising logo, the light beams, general glow of the logo.
Music/Sounds: A sound of harsh wind at the beginning, then a rising arpeggio of 3 long notes, and finally some fading high-pitched sounds.
Availability: Seen on Magic Carpet.
Editor's Note: None.
3rd Logo

(1996)

Logo: TBA.
FX/SFX: TBA.
Music/Sounds: TBA.
Availability: Seen on Syndicate Wars.
Editor's Note: None.
4th Logo

(1996)

Logo: On a purple background, many small copies of the Bullfrog logo fly around. Finally they all leave, but one remains and zooms into the screen
FX/SFX: The logos flying.
Music/Sounds: A background tune.
Availability: Seen on GeneWars.
Editor's Note: None.
5th Logo

(1997)

Logo: We start in the green water with the sun blink penetrating through the surface. Then the Bullfrog logo submerges from the top, with a lot of bubbles, and wobbles around.
FX/SFX: The water animation and logo moving.
Music/Sounds: An aerial bubble soundtrack ending with

the loud crystal tune.

Availability: Seen on the alpha demo of the cancelled game Creation.
Editor's Note: None.
6th Logo

(1997)

Logo: TBA.
FX/SFX: The logo is drawn and flying.
Music/Sounds: TBA
Availability: Seen on Theme Hospital.
Editor's Note: None.
7th Logo

(1997)

Logo: We see the Bullfrog picture threaded on a waving brown flag. The name is written below. The background is ominous nighty landscape with rooftops and the hanged body.
FX/SFX: TBA.
Music/Sounds: TBA.
Availability: Seen on Dungeon Keeper.
Editor's Note: None.
8th Logo

(1998)

Logo: We zoom out of the moving stone circles, covered with runes. The outer ring moves counter-clockwise, while the solid inner ring moves clockwise and the golden light illuminates the action. Several threads of white particles come to the screen and merge into the dim picture of the frog in the center. This makes the Bullfrog logo to appear.
FX/SFX: The stones and threads moving.
Music/Sounds: Stone moving and crystallized sounds.
Availability: Seen on Populous: The Beginning for PSX.
Editor's Note: None.
9th Logo

(1999)

Logo: We see the close view of the red balloon frog, which is being inflated. It is shown from three points, then zooms out and we see the balloon tied with the rope, among the clouds. Then it explodes, leaving the frog, and rest of the logo quickly fades in. The background clears to black, then the box falls away.
FX/SFX: The bullfrog logo moves at the screen.
Music/Sounds: Three sounds of inflating ball, the ball popping sound.
Availability: Seen on Sim Theme Park.
Editor's Note: None.

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