Particle Systems


Argonaut Sheffield
IndustryVideo games
Founded1993; 28 years ago (1993)
FounderGlyn Williams
Michael Powell
DefunctOctober 2004 (2004-10)
FateDissolved together with its parent
ProductsIndependence War series
ParentArgonaut Games

Argonaut Sheffield (formerly Particle Systems Ltd.) was a British computer game developer based in Sheffield, England. The company was founded as Particle Systems by Glyn Williams and Michael Powell. Games developed by Particle Systems include I-War and its sequel Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos. The company was working on tactical combat game EXO, when it was acquired by Argonaut Games in January 2002[1] and became Argonaut Sheffield. Under this new guise the company released Bionicle, Power Drome and submitted a number of demos for Star Wars, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Zorro. Argonaut Sheffield was closed in late October 2004 when Argonaut games was put into administration.[2]

Games developed

Year Title Publisher(s)
as Particle Systems
1993 Evasive Action The Software Toolworks
Subwar 2050 MicroProse
1997 I-War Infogrames
2001 Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos
as Argonaut Sheffield
2003 Bionicle Electronic Arts
2004 Power Drome


  1. ^ Games Investor 17/01/02
  2. ^ Games Investor 25/10/04

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