The Last Hours Of One Of Video Games' Greatest Developers

Mike Chrzanowski, who used to work for PC developers Looking Glass, sent us these videos over the weekend that show the final hours of one of the greatest studios this industry has ever seen.

Looking Glass was a PC developer from the 1990s that was not only responsible for such classics as System Shock and Thief, but was also the former place of employ for people like Warren Spector (Deus Ex), Seamus Blackley (one of the key men behind the Xbox), Harvey Smith (Deus Ex 2) and Ken Levine (BioShock).

The studio went bust ten years ago (almost to the day), and these videos - which feature interviews with pretty much everyone who was working there on the day it shut down - are a great reminder of not only Looking Glass itself, but of how crazy the business of video games can be, when a studio responsible for some of the best games ever made can just...close, and close in its prime.