Command and Conquer wallpaper | Command & Conquer (often abbreviated as C&C or CNC) is a video game franchise, mostly of the real-time strategy style as well as a first-person shooter game based on the former. The Command & Conquer series was initially developed by Westwood Studios between 1995 and 2003, with development being taken over by Electronic Arts with the liquidation of Westwood Studios in 2003.
The first installment of the series was released worldwide on August 31, 1995 and was simply named Command & Conquer, with the commonly-used subtitle of Tiberian Dawn. It was based on Westwood Studios’ earlier strategy game Dune 2. The series is largely marketed for North American, Anglo-European and Australasian audiences, though many of the games have been translated into other languages including German, French, Spanish, Korean and Chinese. The series is primarily developed for personal computers running Microsoft Windows, although some titles have been ported to various video game consoles and the Apple Macintosh. The latter games of the series starting with Tiberium Wars have also been developed in parallel for Xbox 360. Another spinoff game, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, was developed for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.