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"All we need is a tall ship and a star to sail her by."
― Company Slogan

Loose Cannon Studios L.L.C. was an independent American video game developer based in Seattle, Washington. The company was founded in 2005 by Dev Madan and Matthew Scott, formerly of Sucker Punch Productions, and Ricci Rukavina, who held creative and production positions at Universal Interactive Studios and Vivendi Games, who also served as the company's president. The studio opening was announced in May 2009. Their first title, Zephyr: Rise of the Elements, was announced by Konami Digital Entertainment at E3 2009 in June 2009. Renamed Tornado Outbreak in July 2009, the game was released for PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 in September that year, The company would later be acquired by PopCap Games in May of 2010.


Following the completion of Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, Dev Madan and Matthew Scott left Sucker Punch Production in fall of 2005. Together, the two paired up with Ricci Rukavina and formed the independent company known as Loose Cannon Studios.

Around 2006, the company began working on Tornado Alley, a game that centered around the player controlling a destructive tornado.

In June of 2009, the game was renamed to Zephyr: Rise of the Elementals. A month later, the game was renamed to Tornado Outbreak.

Canceled Games

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors was a cancelled action-adventure video game that featured an anthropomorphic bat who used magic tricks and illusions. While not much is known about this cancelled game, concept art showcasing the characters along with the in-game mechanics were uploaded by Jordan Kotzebue.

Inside the Studios


  • Each member has their own Loose Cannon T-shirt.