Independent game studio Starbreeze Studios announced on May 31 that they acquired the intellectual property rights to the entire Cinemaware classic games library.
Among the titles include such names as Defender of the Crown and Wings. The total cost of the purchase came out to $525,000 EUR.
"Defender of the Crown is one of the games that made me and many others at Starbreeze go into the gaming industry all those years ago," said Bo Andersson Klint, Starbreeze CEO in an announcement. "For many, Cinemaware set the bar for fun and immersive gaming in the ATARI and AMIGA-era. For us, as a developer, it will be a pleasure to re-energize and bring these great brands into the new era of VR and other platforms."
Klint also brings up how the classic games of the Cinemaware library can be seen as "epic imaginations" even to this day. "We will make them excel in excellent VR-experiences at our location based IMAX centers."
Here is a full list of IP's included in the transaction:
- The Cinemaware brand
- Defender of the Crown
- The King of Chicago
- Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon
- Lords of the Rising Sun
- Rocket Ranger
- It Came from the Desert
- It Came from the Desert II: Antheads
- TV Sports: Basketball
- TV Sports: Baseball
- TV Sports: Boxing
- TV Sports: Football
- TV Sports: Hockey
The rights, including the Cinemaware label, consist of brands, websites, existing products and licenses. This announcement comes a day after Starbreeze acquired the full rights to the Payday franchise from their publisher 505 Games.