LOS ANGELES, CA - November 16, 2005 - Foundation 9 Entertainment, Inc., the largest independent game developer in North America, announced today that it will have completed development on more than 30 games by the end of calendar year 2005, with many of these games already available in stores. Through its recent merger and acquisitions, the newly formed Foundation 9 has been able to uniquely position itself to leverage videogame properties for movies, comic books, action figures, and other entertainment merchandise opportunities.
With a catalog of more than 300 game titles developed between the combined studios of Backbone, The Collective, Pipeworks, ImaginEngine and Digital Eclipse, Foundation 9 has experience working with some of the most revered properties in entertainment, including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Pac-Man. As the company continues to develop premium licensed properties and creates strategic partnerships, Foundation 9 is looking to maximize the full value of their intellectual properties across all entertainment genres. Their recent hit title, Death, Jr., is the first of many original IP's that will be adapted to capitalize on the lucrative merchandising potential.
"Our studios are comprised of highly-talented, creative development teams that strive to create high-quality interactive entertainment, from traditional videogames, to handheld, to plug-and-play devices that reintroduce classic games to new generations," said Gary Priest, co-chairman of Foundation 9 Entertainment. "As evidenced by the broad mix of titles developed by our company this year, we are prepared to diversify and explore different avenues of business while adapting to the rapidly growing industry."
In August, Foundation 9 officially announced their commitment to developing next-gen projects through their studios The Collective, Backbone Emeryville, Pipeworks and Backbone Vancouver. A videogame based on the Dirty Harry franchise is already under development by The Collective in Newport Beach.
The following is a list of announced projects that Foundation 9 is expected to ship or complete by the end of this year including platform and publisher:
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings - DS - Majesco
Death, Jr. - PSP - Konami
Death, Jr. #1, #2, #3, - Comic Books - Image Comics
Death, Jr. - Trade Paperback - Image Comics
Rifts: The Promise of Power - Mobile - Nokia
World Poker Tour 2K6 - GBA - 2KSports
Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure - PS2, Xbox, PC - Atari
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - PS2, Xbox - LucasArts
Prince of Persia: Revelations - PSP - Ubisoft
Capcom Classics Collection - PS2, Xbox, PSP - Capcom
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - GBA - 2K Games
Fantastic Four - TV Games - Jakks Pacific
Midway Arcade Treasures 2 - PC - Midway
Midway Arcade Treasures 3 - PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC - Midway
Midway Arcade Treasures Extended Play - PSP - Midway
Midway Xarcade - Xbox/Xbox 360 - Microsoft
Namco Museum 50th Anniversary Arcade Collection - PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, GBA, PC - Namco
Rayman: Hoodlum's Revenge - GBA - Ubisoft
Spiderman / Spiderman 2 Bundle - GBA - Activision
Burn 'N' Go 2 Nitro - PC - Valusoft
Care Bears - TV Games - Jakks Pacific
Care Bears: Catch a Star - PC - Valusoft
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - PC - 2K Games
Chris Moneymaker's World Poker Championship - PC - Valusoft
Dora the Explorer: Dance to the Rescue - PC - Atari
Hello Kitty: Bubble Gum Girlfriends - PC - Valusoft
HigglyTown Heroes - ITV - Disney
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 - PC - Riverdeep
Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online - Online - Disney
Pokemon: Team Turbo - PC - Valusoft
Print Workshop 2006 - PC - Valusoft
Winnie the Pooh - TV Games - Jakks Pacific
About Foundation 9 Entertainment, Inc.
Foundation 9 Entertainment is a premier developer of interactive entertainment products and properties, and the largest independent games developer in North America. With studios in the San Francisco Bay Area, Vancouver, Boston, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Eugene, and Honolulu, Foundation 9 Entertainment is a development powerhouse, uniquely positioned to maximize the value of entertainment properties across all entertainment genres.
Through its studios and core brands, Backbone, The Collective, Pipeworks, ImaginEngine, and Digital Eclipse, Foundation 9 Entertainment has worked with the largest names in the game publishing world, including Electronic Arts, Activision, Vivendi-Universal, and Take-Two Interactive. The company creates titles for all age groups and all platforms, through licensed and original IP, as well as contract development and its studios have developed more than 300 titles, including more than 30 in 2005 alone. For more information, please visit: www.F9E.com.
Foundation 9 Entertainment
(510) 547-6101 ext. 457