Cinemaware, Inc.

Moby ID: 15127

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Cinemaware, Inc. was formed in 2000 when Lars Fuhrken-Batista acquired the Cinemaware interactive entertainment software trademark and intellectual property previously owned by Cinemaware Corporation which had closed in 1991. The new company was headquartered in Burlingame, California, and lead by Mr. Batista and Sean Vesce.

Cinemaware's catalogue of hit game properties includes Defender of the Crown, SDI, The King of Chicago, Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon, Rocket Ranger, The Three Stooges, Lords of the Rising Sun, It Came from the Desert, Wings and the TV Sports franchise. Several of these titles still reside among numerous "Best Games of All Time" lists in major game publications, including Computer Gaming World.

On October 6, 2005, eGames, Inc. announced their agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Cinemaware, Inc. Lars Fuhrken-Batista, President of Cinemaware, Inc. at that time, was to join eGames, Inc. as its new Vice President of Development.

Credited on 14 Games from 1988 to 2018

Rocket Ranger (Extended Collector's Edition) (2018 on Amiga CD32, Amiga, Atari ST...)
Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991 (2014 on Windows)
Wings!: Remastered Edition (2014 on Windows, Macintosh)
Space Rangers 2: Complete (2008 on Windows)
Defender of the Crown: Heroes Live Forever (2007 on Windows)
Deer Drive (2007 on Windows)
Wizard's War Chest (2006 on Windows)
Space Rangers 2: Dominators (2004 on Windows)
High Rollers Casino (2004 on PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown (2003 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Wings (1990 on Game Boy Advance, Amiga, BlackBerry...)
Rocket Ranger (1988 on DOS, Windows, Amiga...)
Defender of the Crown (1986 on DOS, Windows, PC Booter...)
The King of Chicago (1986 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)

History +

January 4th, 2006

Cinemaware announces the creation of a new label, Cinemaware Marquee. The new label will focus on games by independent developers all over the world that otherwise never will make it to the American market.

October 6th, 2005

Cinemaware is acquired by eGames, Inc.

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