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Lighthouse Interactive Game Publishing BV

Overview

Lighthouse Interactive Game Publishing was a Netherlands-based international video game publishing company with offices in Montreal, Toronto and London, England. The company was founded in August 2005 by Erik Schreuder and Steve Wall.

Important games published by the company are Keepsake, Sword of the Stars and WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs. Tiger. The general focus was on adventure titles and strategy games. The company also managed the Ship Simulator series.

In April 2008 SilverBirch, Inc. announced that it would be acquiring Lighthouse as its first step in building an integrated video company. Near the end of 2008 Lighthouse was hit by a double setback. Mother company SilverBirch had financial trouble and the trade of stock was halted in December. In the same month, Lighthouse's UK distribution partner Pinnacle Software Ltd filed for bankruptcy. On 23rd March 2009 Lighthouse sent out a press release that it had been officially declared bankrupt.

The rights to the then upcoming strategy game East India Company had already been sold to Paradox Interactive, and VSTEP, the studio behind the Ship Simulator series, got back the rights to the games.

Games

Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942(2008)
Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals(2008)
WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs. Tiger(2008)
Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches(2008)
Ship Simulator 2008 (Collector's Edition)(2008)
Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows(2008)
Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy(2008)
Lost Crown: A Ghost-Hunting Adventure, The(2008)
Belief & Betrayal(2008)
Sword of the Stars (Collector's Edition)(2008)
Overclocked: A History of Violence(2008)
Ship Simulator 2008 Add-on: New Horizons(2008)
SunAge(2007)
Avencast: Rise of the Mage(2007)
Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder(2007)
Undercover: Operation Wintersun(2007)
Delaware St. John: Volume 2: The Town with No Name(2007)
Delaware St. John: Volume 1: The Curse of Midnight Manor(2007)
Ship Simulator 2008(2007)
Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood(2007)
Delaware St. John: Volume 3: The Seacliff Tragedy(2007)
WarPath(2007)
Delaware St. John: Volume 1: The Curse of Midnight Manor / Volume 2: The Town with No Name(2007)
Official Ship Simulator 2006 Add-On, The(2007)
Ship Simulator 2006 (Collector's Edition)(2006)
Sword of the Stars(2006)
Ship Simulator 2006(2006)
Keepsake(2006)
War World: Tactical Combat(2006)
Loco Mania(2006)
Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle(2006)

Trivia

Headquarters Location and Contact information (2008):

Lighthouse Interactive
Robert Kochlaan 330
2035 BK Haarlem
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 23 540 9 449
Fax: +31 23 540 1 153

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