SHINY ENTERTAINMENT, INC. was an American video game developer based
* 1 History
* 1.1 Formation * 1.2 Acquisition by Infogrames
* 2 Games developed * 3 References * 4 External links
In 1991, video game developer David Perry was working for Probe
At this time Perry got a US green card , and formed the new company. To fund it, he signed a three-game distribution deal with Playmates Interactive Entertainment and Shiny Entertainment Inc. was formed in October 1993.
The company's first release was
Earthworm Jim for the
After the two Earthworm Jim games Shiny created MDK , a 3D action game and one of the precursors of the third person shooter genre, which would be released in 1997 for PC and ported to several other platforms in 1998. Interplay co-published MDK with Playmates Interactive Entertainment.
In 2000 Shiny Entertainment released two games from two different genres, the 3D action game Messiah and the 3D real-time strategy game Sacrifice . Neither became as successful as Shiny's previous releases. Messiah was perceived by professional reviewers as a rushed release with technical problems and flawed gameplay. Sacrifice was well received by critics but still did not become a commercial success.
ACQUISITION BY INFOGRAMES
In 2002 Interplay sold Shiny to Infogrames, Inc. for $47 million along with its then current project Enter the Matrix . Despite poor critical reception, Enter the Matrix became a commercial success. Shiny created another game based on the same license, The Matrix: Path of Neo , which was released in 2005. Again the critical reception was mediocre and it did not become as commercially successful as the previous game.
Atari, Inc. announced their interest in selling off all their development studios, and Perry resigned. On October 2, 2006, Foundation 9 Entertainment acquired Shiny Entertainment. In October 2007, Foundation 9 merged Shiny Entertainment with The Collective to form Double Helix Games .
* Earthworm Jim (1994) * Earthworm Jim 2 (1995) * MDK (1997) * Wild 9 (1998) * R/C Stunt Copter (1999) * Messiah (2000) * Sacrifice (2000) * Enter the Matrix (2003) * Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003, Co-Developed with Black Ops Entertainment ) * The Matrix: Path of Neo (2005) * The Golden Compass (2007)
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