Origin Systems

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Background: Origin was a prolific development studio and probably the most acclaimed one, becoming the legend already in 90's. Their Ultima and Wing Commander series are widely known. Origin was founded by Richard Garriott in 1987 and acquired by EA in 1992. In late 90's EA began pressing the studio and hampering their creative activity. Richard Garriott left the studio in 2000, and it continued merely to support Ultima Online until 2004, when it was finally closed by Electronic Arts.

1st Logo
<img align="right" alt="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" height="212" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/5716e1734b81547c81353add16515d28/GW339H212" title="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" width="339"/>(1988)

Logo: There is a blue parallelogram with the words "ORIGIN SYSTEMS INC." with a grid to the left. In the grid is a plus shape with arrowheads on each end. Below it is "Presents" in a medival font.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen in Ultima V.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo<img align="right" alt="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" height="211" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/e3938898f0ebceed22eef13e41fd9d18/GW338H211" title="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" width="338"/>

Logo: There is a blue square divided into a grid. An 8-pronged starburst with 4 of the points expanding out of the grid. The right point expands the entire length of the word "
ORIGIN". Under it is "Presents...".

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Uncommon.

Editor's Note: None.

<img align="right" alt="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" height="212" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/68d560c6888c355b5bcc69443459f423/GW338H212" title="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" width="338"/>3rd Logo

Logo: In space, the same "
ORIGIN" in sparkling silver is seen with "PRESENTS" under it.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen in Wing Commander Academy and Ultima VIII: Pagan.

Editor's Note: None.

<img align="right" alt="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" height="255" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/038c71d554cad9e28c41d679231044a3/GW338H255" title="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" width="338"/>4th Logo

Logo: There is a galaxy spinning around while the camera spins around it. The galaxy blows up and the mist phazes out, revealing some planets. "
ORIGIN" in glass rotates into place as a sun shines next to it, becoming the starburst. The planets and space disappear, leaving the starburst and word. The slogan appears and a byline appears with 3 registered trademarks.

FX/SFX: The galaxy blowing up and word rotating.

Music/Sounds: A rising synth note, then a synth hit and orchestra when we see the planets and galaxy blowing up.

Availability: Seen in Wing Commander 3.

Editor's Note: None.

5th Logo
(December 1994)

Logo: On a black background, publishing and trademark info is seen at the bottom:<img align="right" alt="Origin/SNES combo" height="241" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/1671f3f9f5ba680b1a0fb53e67b0869d/GW323H241" title="Origin/SNES combo" width="323"/>



A few moments later, the "ORIGIN" name in the same style as the third logo, excepted with purple, pink, magenta and silvering coloring and shining, zooms in towards the screen spinning. After it rests at a comfortable position, the colors shimmer throughout the logo as the words


in the same style as the trademark info appears below the company name. After a bit, the logo for Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SUPER NINTENDO in a red rectangle shape with "ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM inside) fades in behind the "PRESENTS METAL MORPH" text. As that appears the other text shakes. After a moment, the "PRESENTS METAL MORPH" text disappears as the Origin and SNES logos zoom away before the logo fades out.

FX/SFX: The spinning and zooming in of the Origin logo, the SNES logo fading in, the shaking text, the two logos zooming away.

Music/Sounds: Something that sounds like the THX pin-drop played on a horn.

Availability: Very rare. Only appeared on one game: Metal Morph on the SNES.

Editor's Note: None.

5th Logo
(1995)<img align="right" alt="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" height="227" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/f7ec40c99df5e734784ade4e99c0e96b/GW302H227" title="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" width="302"/>

Logo: There is the large word "ORIGIN" with a EA byline.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: The opening of the game.

Availability: Seen in Cybermage.

Editor's Note: None.

6th Logo
(1996)<img align="right" alt="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" height="230" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/39ac7f1e81b7943927fd94a37a414840/GW304H230" title="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" width="304"/>

Logo: A white light appears and blazes the Earth-like planet. The fire goes out and the planet zooms out and becomes letters bundled into each other. They expand out and become "ORIGIN" while fire forms the slogan and it becomes space. The logo fades out

FX/SFX: The fire and letters expanding.

Music/Sounds: The beginning of the game.

Availability: Seen in Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom.

Editor's Note: None.

7th Logo
<img align="right" alt="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" height="216" src="http://image.wikifoundry.com/image/3/d65b7704bd2f6a59f316da992be3f9a5/GW288H216" title="Origin Systems - CLG Wiki" width="288"/>(1996-2004)

Logo: On a black background, a large flash occurs, expelling large amounts of particles. It then forms a thick white line and starts to spin around, creating an galaxy. As it spins faster, a translucent box emerges from the borders and captures the galaxy as it makes a large flash, causing the Origin logo as the time to appear, which is the starburst with 2 streaks on the tips, as well as "ORIGIN" below in the white rectangle. The galaxy can be briefly seen inside the square before it turns into a murky blue substance. A light below it creates the slogan "
We create worlds" in white.

FX/SFX: The formation of the logo.

Music/Sounds: A loud whoosh is heard at the beginning, along with a rising synth. As it ends, a proud orchestral theme can be heard.

Availability: Seen in Ultima IX. Also appeared on Special Edition releases of Wing Commander: Privateer and Crusader: No Remorse.

Editor's Note: None, it's a great logo.