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Background: Strategic Simulations Inc. was founded in 1979 as a wargame publisher and the competitor of Avalon Hill. They created most of the acclaimed wargames in early 90's. SSI became part of Mindscape in 1994 and travelled all the path through The Learning Company, Mattel and Gores Group. In May 2001 SSI was acquired by Ubisoft and ceased to exist as a separate company.

1st Logo
(Early 1980's)
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Logo: We see the yellow logo. The 2 S's are created with 4 arrows bending in. The full name is seen below. The first and last letters have a line extending from them.

FX/SFX: None, the logo itself is a great effort for those years.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: One of the earliest graphic logos in videogames, appeared in a pair of DOS games from 1980's.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
(Late 1980's-1998)

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Logo: We see the corporate logo in red with a silver outline, with the full name below.

FX/SFX: Usually none, except for the variants.

  • There are a lot of still variants.
  • On Necrodome, the logo was created by golden drops on the wall.
  • On Renegade: Battle for Jacob's Star, the logo flies rotating through the space and then glows.
  • On Silent Hunter, the logo appears through the water window and zooms out.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Common on a lot of released wargames.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo
Strategic Simulations (1999)
Logo: The enhanced SSI logo with fading tails zooms out and glows. A Mindscape byline appears below, as the logo becomes a bit brighter.

FX/SFX: The logo zooms out and glows. Sometimes it's still.

Music/Sounds: Somber drum composition with two stretched kettle-drum sounds: one at the very start, other in sync with the glow and the byline fading.

Availability: Appeared on the last games, such as Imperialism, Reach for the Stars, Soldiers at War, Earth 2150 (without the byline) and two Warhammer 40,000 titles - Rites of War and Chaos Gate.

Editor's Note: None.