Vicious Cycle Software, Inc.

Moby ID: 3139

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When layoffs at Hasbro Interactive closed MicroProse Chapel Hill in January 2000, many of team members stayed together and founded Vicious Cycle Software in less than four months, officially opening doors on 3 April 2000.

On 20 June 2007, it was officially announced Vicious Cycle Software was acquired by D3Publisher of America and became their subsidiary. Previously, Vicious Cycle Software had already worked together with D3, as a developer or co-developer for games D3 published, such as Dead Head Fred, Flushed Away, Aardman, and the PSP SKU of Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords. After the acquisition, Eric Peterson remained President and Wayne Harvey Vice President of Vicious Cycle Software. No re-location was needed.

Next to original and licensed intellectual property, the company has also developed the Vicious Engine development technology for consoles, handhelds and the PC. In 2007, the company employed about 50 people.

In September 2014, the studio was acquired by publishing company Little Orbit.

Credited on 33 Games from 2002 to 2015

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Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (2015 on Wii U, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS...)
Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (2015 on Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 4...)
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (2014 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS...)
Ben 10: Omniverse 2 (2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U...)
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (2013 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
History Legends of War: Patton (2012 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Defenders of the Mystic Garden (2012 on PSP, PlayStation 3)
Scarygirl (2012 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (2011 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Jam City Rollergirls (2011 on Wii)
Puzzle Quest 2 (2010 on Windows, Nintendo DS, BREW...)
City Builder (2010 on Wii, Windows)
Freekscape: Escape from Hell (2010 on PSP, PlayStation 3, PS Vita)
Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond (2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
The Ultimate Red Ball Challenge (2009 on Wii)
Real Heroes: Firefighter (2009 on Windows, Wii, Nintendo 3DS...)
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard (2009 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
The Hilton Family (2009 on PSP)
Chrysler: Classic Racing (2008 on Wii, Nintendo DS)
Galactic Bowling (2008 on Windows, Wii)

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May 8, 2008

The company announces to have relocated to Morrisville, NC (USA), with plans to expand its current 50-person team to more than 90 game developers.

June 20, 2007

The company is acquired by D3 Publisher of America, Inc. and becomes a subsidiary.

October 27, 2005

The company joins SCEI's Tools and Middleware Program for the PSP, offering its Vicious Engine toolset to developers and publishers of games for the PSP platform as a licensed middleware solution.

April 3, 2000

Company founded.

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Company location and contact information (Jan. 2008):

Vicious Cycle Software, Inc.

6330 Quadrangle Drive, Suite 100

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517

Company phone: 919-370-3000

Company Fax: 919-370-3010

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