Virtucraft Studios, Ltd.
Moby ID: 2603
- Virtucraft, Ltd. (from 1999 to 2001)
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Virtucraft Studios, Ltd. was a game development studio located in Bolton, England, and founded in 1999 under the name Virtucraft, Ltd.
Virtucraft developed and ported games exclusively for the GameBoy Color and GameBoy Advance platforms for several years. The company intended to expand its focus "to tackle a whole range of genres from mobile phone puzzle games to next gen 3rd person stealth games." In May 2003 intentions to acquire a controlling interest in Mass Market Media, a new media development company, were announced as the first step towards a full merger. However, those plans never reached fruition and Virtucraft closed its doors in late 2003.
According to co-owner and Managing Director Brian Beuken, "Though Virtucraft was a steady reliable company which eventually grew to 30+ people, it never scored a major hit to propel it to major success, and was always financially vulnerable. When a major client began to have financial problems these impacted on Virtucraft and the company was forced to close."
Credited on 14 Games from 2000 to 2003
|Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time (2003 on Game Boy Advance)|
|Rocky (2002 on Game Boy Advance)|
|Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge (2002 on Game Boy Advance)|
|Dexter's Laboratory: Deesaster Strikes! (2001 on Game Boy Advance)|
|F-14 Tomcat (2001 on Game Boy Advance)|
|Prince Naseem Boxing (2001 on Game Boy Color)|
|The Powerpuff Girls: Paint the Townsville Green (2000 on Game Boy Color)|
|The Powerpuff Girls: Bad Mojo Jojo (2000 on Game Boy Color)|
|The Wild Thornberrys: Rambler (2000 on Game Boy Color)|
|Croc (2000 on Game Boy Color)|
|Micro Machines 1 and 2: Twin Turbo (2000 on Game Boy Color)|
|NBA Jam 2001 (2000 on Game Boy Color)|
|Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995 on Game Boy Advance, SNES, Genesis...)|
|Comix Zone (1995 on Windows, Windows 3.x, Game Boy Advance...)|
- May 2nd, 2003
Intentions to acquire a controlling interest in Mass Market Media are announced.
The company is closed.
The company changes its name from Virtucraft, Ltd. to Virtucraft Studios, Ltd.
Company founded as Virtucraft, Ltd..
Company location and contact information (circa 2000):
21/23 Silverwell Street
England BL1 1PP
Tel: +44(0)1204 528060
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- 1 game with Argonaut Games PLC
- 1 game with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Germany GmbH
- 1 game with Midway Games, Inc.
- 1 game with Blizzard Albany
- 1 game with Ubisoft Entertainment SA