DreamCatcher Interactive Inc.

Moby ID: 1251

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DreamCatcher Interactive was a game publishing and distribution company based in Ontario, Canada. It was founded in 1996 by Richard Wah Kan.

In January 2002 the company launched the publishing label The Adventure Company, exclusively used for PC adventure games.

In 2003 the company opened the European office DreamCatcher Europe SA in Paris, France, after acquiring the liquidated company Cryo Interactive.

In March 2007 the company along with its labels were acquired by the European company JoWooD Entertainment AG. From then on, the names DreamCatcher and The Adventure Company were only used as publishing labels.

They are currently still in use, along with the name JoWood, and are used as publishing labels for the company Nordic Games GmbH as Nordic Games Holding acquired the JoWood assets in August 2011.

Credited on 190 Games from 1996 to 2011

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Painkiller: Redemption (2011 on Windows)
Learn Science: For Grades 1-4 (2010 on Nintendo DS)
Painkiller: Pandemonium (2010 on Windows)
ArcaniA: Gothic 4 (2010 on Windows, Xbox 360)
Playmobil Knights (2010 on Nintendo DS)
Playmobil Double Pack No. 2 (2010 on Windows)
Learn Chess: For Ages 6+ (2010 on Nintendo DS)
Dreamer Series: Zoo Keeper (2010 on Nintendo DS)
Learn Geography: For Grades 2-8 (2009 on Nintendo DS)
Playmobil Circus (2009 on Wii)
Playmobil Double Pack No. 1 (2009 on Windows)
Painkiller: Resurrection (2009 on Windows)
Dreamer Series: Top Model (2009 on Nintendo DS)
Dreamer Series: Pop Star (2009 on Nintendo DS)
Monster Band (2009 on Nintendo DS)
Sarah: Keeper of the Unicorn (2009 on Nintendo DS)
Matchstick (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Dreamer Series: Horse Trainer (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Dreamer Series: Puppy Trainer (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Learn Math: For Grades 1-4 (2008 on Nintendo DS)

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History +

March 1, 2007

DreamCatcher and The Adventure Company become labels of JoWooD.

November 3, 2006

Publisher JoWooD Productions Software AG announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the company.

January 30, 2003

DreamCatcher opens its European office in Paris, France

October 15, 2002

The trading court of Paris accepts a takeover proposal for Cryo Interactive by DreamCatcher Interactive, Cryo's North American subsidiary.

July 10, 2002

The Adventure Company signs an exclusivity deal with Microids to publish and distribute their game Syberia in the U.S. market

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Trivia +

In March 2005 (Issue #249), Computer Gaming World awarded the company an award as Underdog Publisher of the Year.

On Oct. 1, 2003, DreamCatcher Interactive Inc. was ranked as the 17th fastest growing company on the Deloitte & Touche Canadian Technology Fast 50 list.

The Fast 50 is a prestigious annual award honoring the 50 fastest growing Canadian technology companies, based on percentage revenue growth over a five-year period.

To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $75K CDN in 1998 and $1MM in 2002, be controlled and headquartered in Canada and, be a "technology company". Rankings are based on the percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues from 1998-2002. Entering its sixth year, the program continues to gain recognition and it is now regarded as the leading award for the technology industry in Canada. DreamCatcher had experienced revenue growth of 2294.74% over that period.

DreamCatcher Interactive had a highly successful 5 years, publishing console and PC games in a variety of different genres. The company has also become North America's biggest publisher of adventure games for the PC, through its highly respected 'The Adventure Company' brand.

Company address & contact information (2006):

DreamCatcher Interactive, Inc.

5000 Dufferin Street, Building R

Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T5


Phone: (416) 638-5000

Fax: (416) 398-4476

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