VIS Entertainment Limited

Moby ID: 1771

  • VIS Entertainment plc (from 2000-09-19 to 2004-03-18)
  • VIS Interactive plc (from 1996-10-03 to 2000-09-19)
  • VIS Interactive Media Productions Limited (from 1996-03-12 to 1996-10-03)
  • Sandalwood Limited (from 1995-09-20 to 1996-03-12)

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Formed in 1996 by Chris van der Kuyl and Peter Baillie, VIS entertainment plc was a game design and development company located in Scotland.

The company also provided interactive content for Interactive Digital Television ("iTV") and broadband. VIS entertainment plc consisted of VIS Games and associated companies Axis Animation and VIS iTV. The company had over 100 employees.

The company worked closely with BAM! Entertainment, acquiring (and later closing) BAM's London Studio.

On April 7, 2005, VIS filed for bankruptcy. Later in the month, all development work was cancelled and assets were sold to other developing companies.

Credited on 10 Games from 1998 to 2005

Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer (2005 on PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Wii)
NARC (2005 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (2003 on PlayStation 2, Xbox)
The Powerpuff Girls: Relish Rampage (2002 on PlayStation 2, GameCube)
Tom and Jerry in War of the Whiskers (2002 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
State of Emergency (2002 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox)
The Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction (2001 on PlayStation, Nintendo 64)
Tom and Jerry in Fists of Furry (2000 on Windows, Nintendo 64)
Earthworm Jim 3D (1999 on Windows, Nintendo 64)
H.E.D.Z.: Head Extreme Destruction Zone (1998 on Windows)

History +

April 21, 2005

All development work is cancelled, and assets are sold to other developers (including State of Emergency 2, sold to DC Studios)

April 7, 2005

The company goes into administration. Its Dundee office is closed with immediate effect and work is suspended at the Edinburgh studio.

April 7, 2005

The company files for bankruptcy.

February 18, 2004

The company is acquired by bam! Entertainment, Inc..

October 3, 2003

The company closes its newly-acquired London studio.

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Trivia +

The company website was located at


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