Software Creations Ltd.

Moby ID: 140

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In 1986 Richard Mark Kay and Mike Webb formed a small games development company in the United Kingdom and called it Software Creations. The name was officially changed in 1991 to Software Creations Limited.

In addition to developing its own games for various platforms, Software Creations ported games for the Commodore, ZXSpectrum, Amiga, Amstrad and Atari. The company became one of the first in Great Britain to develop games for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), and the first company outside Japan to develop games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). Software Creations was a member of Nintendo's "Dream Team" of developing companies for its N64 system. It also created Sound Tools (an audio component for the N64).

In November 1994 company stock was first listed on the London Stock Exchange, and in December 1994 it was acquired by B.C.E. Holdings plc along with Rage Games Limited. The two companies were grouped together under the name BCE Multimedia, the newly created group. Software Creations' Richard Kay and Paul Finnegan of Rage Software Ltd. were appointed as joint managing directors of the new group. According to the agreement, the individual company names and structures were to remain the same since they were known by the industry.

In June 1997, Sweeplink Ltd. acquired Software Creations Ltd. from Rage Software plc (formerly BCE).

In May, 2002 Acclaim bought most of the assets of the Software Creations studio and established a new development company, known as Acclaim Studios Manchester.

Credited on 94 Games from 1986 to 2002

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Super Monkey Ball Jr. (2002 on Game Boy Advance, N-Gage)
Stuart Little 2 (2002 on Game Boy Advance)
All-Star Baseball 2003 (2002 on Game Boy Advance)
2002 FIFA World Cup (2002 on Windows, PlayStation, PlayStation 2...)
FIFA Soccer 2002: Major League Soccer (2001 on PlayStation)
Rugrats: Castle Capers (2001 on Game Boy Advance)
The Simpsons: Night of the Living Treehouse of Horror (2001 on Game Boy Color)
Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001 on Game Boy Advance)
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000 on Game Boy Color)
FIFA 2001: Major League Soccer (2000 on PlayStation)
Nicktoons Racing (2000 on Windows, PlayStation, Arcade)
NASCAR 2000 (2000 on Game Boy Color)
UEFA Euro 2000 (2000 on Windows, PlayStation)
NASCAR Racers (2000 on Windows)
Mario Artist: Paint Studio (1999 on Nintendo 64)
Boarder Zone (1999 on Game Boy Color)
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Slugfest (1999 on Game Boy Color)
Rugrats: Time Travelers (1999 on Game Boy Color)
The F.A. Premier League Stars (1999 on Windows, PlayStation)
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now (1998 on Windows, Nintendo 64, Macintosh)

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May 2002

Acclaim bought most of the assets from the Software Creations studio and established a new development company, known as Acclaim Studios Manchester.

June 17, 1997

The company is acquired by Sweeplink Ltd.

December 1994

The company is acquired by BCE Holdings Plc and is merged with Rage Software Ltd into BCE Multimedia.

November 1994

Software Creations Limited goes public on the London Stock Exchange.


Company formed.

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Company location and contact information (March 2000):

Software Creations (Holdings) Limited

140 Cheetham Hill Road

Manchester M8 8PZ


Telephone: +44 (0)161 839 2239

Fax: +44 (0)161 832 7608

Former company website:

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