Naughty Dog is an American company that specializes in developing video games. The company, founded in 1986, was originally named "JAM". They are responsible for creating the popular Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter and Uncharted series of video games.
The company was founded in 1986 under the name "JAM" by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin, who were 16 years old at the time. Their first commercial game, Ski Crazed, was published for the 8-bit Apple II microcomputer series. Two years later, they moved up to writing software for the then next-generation Apple IIGS with the game Dream Zone, which was popular enough to be ported to several other platforms. By 1989, they wrote Keef the Thief for the Apple IIGS and with that title, they officially changed their name to Naughty Dog. In 1991, they moved on from developing games for computers and developed a game for the Sega Mega Drive called Rings of Power. Then, in 1995, they developed Way of the Warrior for the 3DO. Later in 1996, they devolped Crash Bandicoot, which was followed by three more games.