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Old 13 November 2001, 02:17   #1
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Smile Whatever happened to?

Hiya guys, Whatever happened to the likes of Ocean Software, Gremlin and the other BIG Amiga houses?

They have all vanished or been sucked up by the likes of Eidos, Codemasters etc..

Can anyone shed some light?
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Old 13 November 2001, 04:32   #2
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A good place to look for this kind of informations is in

www.theunderdogs.org

it's a big abandonware site, and they have lots of info in many many softwarehouses
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Ocean are now a part of Infogrammes and Funsoft own Gremlin
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Old 17 November 2001, 15:47   #4
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How the heck did Ocean get taken over, I don't remember reading about financial difficulties or anything like that and afaik Ocean were one of the biggest developer/publishers in their day!

As for Gremlin who's funsoft?

What about other houses/developers i.e 21st Century etc.. it seems Eidos rose from Tombraider and grew quickly to be one of the biggest
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>How the heck did Ocean get taken over, I don't remember >reading about financial difficulties or anything like that and afaik >Ocean were one of the biggest developer/publishers in their >day!

Ocean didn't make enough inroads into PC/PSX/SATURN development. Their main income was Amiga, NES and SNES, Ocean and Infogrammes merged, but it was the Infogrammes name that stayed.

>As for Gremlin who's funsoft?

German company, who in 1994 owned 25% of Gremlin Interactive. They later bought Gremlin out completly.

>What about other houses/developers i.e 21st Century etc.. it >seems Eidos rose from Tombraider and grew quickly to be one >of the biggest

21st Century Entertainments used to be know as Hewson Consultants (Hewson), they died twice before coming back as 21st. As far as I know, they are no longer around.

Eidos was an American company that bought out: Domark, Core Design, U.S. Gold, CentreSoft (Distribution), plus several development teams.
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Hmmmm my first thread all those years ago
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Old 04 February 2010, 22:13   #7
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Hiya guys, Whatever happened to the likes of Ocean Software, Gremlin and the other BIG Amiga houses?

They have all vanished or been sucked up by the likes of Eidos, Codemasters etc..

Can anyone shed some light?
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What is this, revival of the first ever thread or something

OMG! You only got 3 answers which don't include your own and I've just equalised it with this wonderful post

Suppose we'll have to wait another 9 years before you'll revive it again eh Bippy
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hmmm, DDNI ponders what happened to Mastertronic?
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hmmm, DDNI ponders what happened to Mastertronic?
Absorbed by Virgin Games, who then became Virgin Interactive Entertainment.
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I wonder what happened to Vulcan. They stopped doing anything around 2004

http://www.vulcan.co.uk/english/index.htm

Shame, they were working on a new Valhalla game (in 3D of course...). Their Vulcan portal thingy was a neat little tool anyway.
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IF you wanna know more about Ocean check theses links.
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...6952890708986#

http://www.theoceanexperience.co.uk
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