RAD Game Tools
RAD Game Tools is a privately held company owned by Jeff Roberts and Mitch Soule based in Kirkland, Washington that develops video and computer game software technologies which are licensed primarily by video game companies. RAD Game Tools is somewhat unusual among [middleware companies as they generally hire one specific person to write, document and support each single product. RAD refuses to patent any of their technologies.
These guys develop some proprietary multimedia formats for games, all of which are very frequently used. Best known from Bink Video, most likely.
Technologies and formats
- Bink Video
- Miles Sound System
- Smacker Video
- Iggy Game UI (not sure if a separate format is involved?)
- Granny 3D