Foundation 9 Entertainment announced that it is clarifying the branding for its three Amaze Entertainment studios. The move comes as a result of the company's studio-focused strategy to foster individuality and studio autonomy within the company.
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Yesterday it came to light that Activision Blizzard would not be attending the E3 Media & Business Summit 2008 (as well as not renewing its ESA membership altogether) and while the exhibitors list seemed to be incomplete, NCSoft and Foundation 9 confirmed they are not attending either. While id Software themselves seem to be uncertain (first confirmed, then retracted it) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment issued a statement making clear that in spite of not being on the list, it will be attending E3.
Foundation 9 Entertainment announced that it has acquired UK-based Sumo Digital, along with its recently established Indian development facility, marking F9E's first expansion outside of North America.
Foundation 9 announced that it has finalized its game demo lineup for Comic-Con International: San Diego, where it will display demos of five new titles, Godzilla Unleashed, Sonic Rivals 2, Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix, The Legend of Spyro, and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008.
Independent game developer Foundation 9 Entertainment announced that it has spun off its Prince Edward Island, Canada based studio. The new entity will be known as Other Ocean Interactive; F9E will not retain any interest in the studio.
Independent developer Foundation 9 Entertainment announced that, with the recent addition of Shiny and Amaze, its studios are working on more than 30 projects on all platforms for more than 10 publishing partners. The projects currently in development are slated for release throughout 2007 and 2008.
Indie developer Foundation 9 Entertainment announced that it has acquired Amaze Entertainment and all of its studios, who will now combine with Foundation 9 in a transaction funded by Foundation 9’s current owners, private equity firm Francisco Partners.
Independent game developer Foundation 9 Entertainment that it acquired the non-game assets of Shiny Entertainment Studio, known for the MAtrix and Earthworm Jim, from Atari in an acquisition funded by Foundation 9’s recent investment from Francisco Partners.
Independent developer Foundation 9 Entertainment announced today that it has received a significant capital infusion from Francisco Partners, which will fund up to $150 million over the next few years, with access to further resources as necessary for Foundation 9’s organic growth, IP development, and future acquisitions.
Independent game developer Foundation 9 Entertainment announced today that four of the company's studios are moving into new office space to accommodate the steadily rising number of employees
Foundation 9 Entertainment announced today that it is opening a new studio in Canada. The new studio will be located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and aims to employ approximately 20 people by the end of 2006.
Foundation 9 Entertainment announced today that it is officially moving into development for next-gen consoles in a number of its studios. F9's The Collective studio was already working on a next-gen Dirty Harry title, while its Backbone Emeryville, Pipeworks and Backbone Vancouver studios are all working on unannounced next-gen projects
Foundation 9 Entertainment and Circle of Confusion, announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership, with North America's largest independent game developer, Foundation 9, taking an equity interest in the New York and Los Angeles-based feature film management and production company.
Foundation 9 Entertainment today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Pipeworks Software, an independent studio focusing on development of entertainment software titles for major software publishers. After the transaction is completed, Pipeworks will continue to develop video games for the PS2, Xbox, and the PSP.
The Collective, known for previous titles such as Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wrath Unleashed, currently working on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and Backbone Entertainment, Death Jr., plan to merge and form a company called Foundation 9 Entertainment Inc. with its headquarters in Los Angeles.
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