Overview21st Century Entertainment Ltd. was founded in 1991 by a team with a wealth of experience dating back to the very inception of the electronic games industry. The company launched itself with vengeance onto the worldwide software market with the immediate and massive success of Pinball Dreams followed by Pinball Fantasies. Both products rocketed to the top of the charts selling in excess of 650,000 units between them.
This total has been boosted still further through several successful third party bundling licenses with companies such as Word Perfect, Commodore, Instant Access, Creative Labs, Silica Distribution, Amiga Technologies and Philips Media.
The North American market is supported by the US arm of the group 21st Century Entertainment Inc. The company established itself with the release of the popular Pinball Arcade followed closely by the multi-award winning Pinball Fantasies.
The Group is also home to Spidersoft Ltd., a development company with a reputation as one of the most talented teams in the game arena. Spidersoft boasts a client list including Sony Imagesoft, Core Design, THQ, Psygnosis, Tecmagik, Gametek and Western Technologies. Spidersoft has produced games on a variety of formats including PC, PC CD-ROM, Amiga, Super Nintendo, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Gear, Jaguar & projects for the Playstation.
As of 2000 all 21st Century Entertainment Group of Companies have closed.
TriviaLocation and contact information in July 1996:
21st Century Entertainment Ltd.
Westbrook St, Blewbury
Oxfordshire, OX11 9QB, England
Related Web Sites
- 21st Century Entertainment Ltd. (official website)
- 21st Century Entertainment Ltd R.I.P (Background on the end of 21st Century Entertainment, with a link to a history of the company.)
- An Interview with 21st Century Entertainment (1994) (An interview conducted by Game Bytes regarding the company's many pinball games, their development, and the future of the company.)