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Maxis South was a Texas-based developer of games for the PC and Mac founded in 1994 by David Stafford, Mike Sandige and Kevin Gliner under the name Cinematronics, LLC. They first developed Full Tilt! Pinball for Maxis in 1995. The Space Cadet pinball table from Full Tilt! was also included with Microsoft Plus 95 and several versions of Microsoft Windows. Maxis bought the company in 1996 and renamed it Maxis South, at the time there were 13 employees. As Maxis South, they developed games such as Marble Drop and an unreleased Diablo-type game called Crucible. The studio was closed and the employees were laid off when Maxis was acquired by Electronic Arts in 1997.