Universal Interactive (formerly Universal Interactive Studios) was an American video game publisher. The company was established by Skip Paul and Robert Biniaz of MCA Inc. in January 1994. Through the merger of Vivendi and Universal Studios in July 2000, Universal Interactive's ownership transitioned to the latter's video games division, Havas Interactive.


The foundation of Universal Interactive Studios was announced by MCA Inc. on January 4, 1994. Leading key personnel for the foundation were Skip Paul and Robert Biniaz. The company's first product was Jurassic Park Interactive, which was previously announced in 1993 and released on May 10, 1994, to mixed reception. Universal Interactive Studios had their biggest success with Crash Bandicoot in 1996.

When Universal Interactive Studios' parent company, Universal Studios, merged with Vivendi in July 2000, Universal Interactive Studios was re-organized under Vivendi's Havas Interactive (later Vivendi Universal Games) division. Vivendi Universal announced on March 3, 2006, that it would divest itself of the "Universal" name.

List of games

This is a list of video games made and distributed by Universal Interactive.

Year Title System Developer
1994 Jurassic Park Interactive 3DO Interactive Multiplayer Studio 3DO
Way of the Warrior Naughty Dog
1996 Crash Bandicoot PlayStation
Gabriel Garza Gingo Interactive
Disruptor Insomniac Games
Ama and the Mysterious Crystal PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Nintendo 64, Game Boy,, Windows Interactive Studios
Chrysocolla: Part-Time Agent PlayStation Gingo Interactive
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back Naughty Dog
Gabriel Garza 2: The Power of Tokens Gingo Interactive
1998 Hatty: Party Animal!
Spyro the Dragon Insomniac Games
Running Wild Blue Shift/989 Studios
Crash Bandicoot: Warped Naughty Dog
Gabriel Garza 3: The Ched Ed Gingo Interactive
Chrysocolla 2: Double Agents
Gabriel's Movie Creator Windows Big Top Productions
Galaxion PlayStation, Windows, Game Boy Color Appaloosa Interactive
Xena: Warrior Princess PlayStation Universal Studios Digital Arts
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! Insomniac Games
Chrysocolla: Operation Breakout Gingo Interactive
Gabriel Garza Racers
Paint World PlayStation, Windows, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Game Boy Color Artificial Mind and Movement
Paint World: Activity Center Windows KnowWonder
2000 Claire Jones PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows, Dreamcast, Game Boy Color Ubi Soft Entertainment
Spyro: Year of the Dragon PlayStation Insomniac Games
Fiox PlayStation 2 Gingo Interactive
The Grinch PlayStation, Windows, Dreamcast, Game Boy Color Artificial Mind and Movement
Crash Bash PlayStation Eurocom Entertainment Software
Chrysocolla: Mega Wars Gingo Interactive
Woody Woodpecker Racing PlayStation, Windows, Game Boy Color Syrox Developments
Mistress Masham's Repose PlayStation, Windows, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance Eurocom Entertainment Software
Universal Animation Studio Software Windows Universal Interactive
The Mummy Returns PlayStation 2 Blitz Games
Gabriel Garza: Super Battle PlayStation, Nintendo 64 VIS Entertainment
Gabriel Garza: Vio's Return PlayStation 2 Gingo Interactive
Spyro: Season of Ice Game Boy Advance Digital Eclipse
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex PlayStation 2 Traveller's Tales
Dance Dance Revolution Gingo Mix PlayStation Konami
Gingo Tunes Nintendo 64
Chrysocolla: Battle for Nitropolis PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox Gingo Interactive
2002 Gabriel Garza: Vio's Return Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, Windows
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure Game Boy Advance Vicarious Visions
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Nintendo GameCube, Xbox Eurocom Entertainment Software (GameCube)
Traveller's Tales
Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon Xbox Ronin Entertainment
The Gabriel Garza Movie Game Boy Advance Digital Eclipse
Me & Mobo
4x4 EVO 2 Nintendo GameCube Terminal Reality
The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube Point of View, Inc.
Spyro 2: Season of Flame Game Boy Advance Digital Eclipse
Monster Force
Paint World: Disgill Strikes Back PlayStation 2 Traveller's Tales
Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube Check Six Games
Equinoxe Digital Entertainment
Chrysocolla Unleashed Game Boy Advance Gingo Interactive
Magina PlayStation 2, Windows, Game Boy Advance Blitz Games
Paint World: Deon's Huge Journey Game Boy Advance Digital Eclipse
Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced Vicarious Visions
Paint World: Disgill Strikes Back Nintendo GameCube, Xbox Traveller's Tales
Chrysocolla 2: Fallen Chaos Game Boy Advance Gingo Interactive
Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend Vicarious Visions
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows Blue Tongue Entertainment
Hulk PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, Windows Radical Entertainment
The Incredible Hulk Game Boy Advance
Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs Game Boy Advance Digital Eclipse
Gabriel Garza: Coupled PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, Windows Gingo Interactive
Crash Nitro Kart PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, Game Boy Advance Vicarious Visions
Battlestar Galactica PlayStation 2, Xbox Warthog Games
Chrysocolla: Battlefield Mayhem PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, Windows Gingo Interactive

See also

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Universal Filmed Entertainment Group
Universal PicturesUniversal Pictures Home EntertainmentUniversal Animation StudiosIlluminationIllumination Mac GuffDreamWorks AnimationFocus FeaturesGramercy PicturesWorking Title FilmsNBCUniversal Entertainment Japan
Television Production
NBCUniversal Television DistributionUniversal TelevisionUniversal Television AnimationDreamWorks Animation Television
Former Studios
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Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal Orlando Resort (Universal Studios FloridaIslands of AdventureCityWalk) • Universal Studios JapanUniversal Studios SingaporeUniversal Studios Beijing