Info: Playmates Interactive Entertainment
611 Anton Blvd., Suite 500, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 USA
Web Site: http://www.playmatestoys.com
Playmates Interactive Entertainment publishes games for the PC,
PlayStation, and Saturn platforms. A subsidiary of Playmates Toys
Holdings Ltd., best known for the megapopular Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles action figures, PIE got off to a prosperous start by producing
the well-known platform games Earthworm Jim 1 and 2.
Playmates' PC games publishing history has seen the company pick
up the rights to some promising titles, most notably Shiny Entertainment's
action game MDK. Meanwhile, the Playmates'
toy-producing side has taken Shiny's Earthworm Jim character to
TV cartoon and toy prominence. Forthcoming publishing deals include
the rights to a game based on the outrageous Duckman cartoon.
These titles come on the back of Powerslave, a first-person shooter
with an Egyptian theme. The beat-'em-up genre has enjoyed limited
success on the PC platform, but Playmates' port of the PlayStation
title Battle Arena Toshinden proved that the PC could offer arcade-style
speed and quality.
Most Popular Game to Date:
MDK, Earthworm Jim 1 & 2: The Whole
Can O' Worms.
Hot Games in the Works:
Meat Puppet, Duckman, Vengeance.
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