Digital Eclipse Software, Inc.

Also Known As +

  • Backbone Vancouver - informal company name after the merger with Backbone Entertainment in 2003.

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Digital Eclipse was a game development studio based in Emeryville, USA. It was established by Andrew Ayre in 1992.

In the beginning they were working on emulating older Williams arcade games on an Apple Macintosh (Defender, Stargate and Joust) and showed Williams the results. The studio ended up partnering with Williams to begin bringing classic arcade games from Williams' considerable catalog (Atari, Bally, Midway, Williams, and assorted smaller companies) to home systems and consoles.

In 2003, the company merged with ImaginEngine Corp. into Backbone Entertainment, and two years later, in March 2005, Backbone as a whole merged with The Collective into Foundation 9 Entertainment.

The history of the Emeryville-based studio ends in October 2012 when most of the staff was laid off.

The name lived on when on 8th June 2015 Other Ocean Group Inc. announced the acquisition of the Digital Eclipse brand. Other Ocean had become the new home of former founder Andrew Ayre. Previously he headed Backbone studio Backbone Charlottetown in Canada and in May 2007 he and several other former Digital Eclipse employees spun off from Backbone becoming Other Ocean Interactive Ltd. Digital Eclipse now exists as a division of Other Ocean Emeryville.

Credited on 127 Games from 1994 to 2009

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Bomberman Ultra (2009 on PlayStation 3)
Bomberman Live (2007 on Xbox 360)
Sonic Rivals (2006 on PSP)
Activision Hits Remixed (2006 on PSP)
Sega Genesis Collection (2006 on PlayStation 2, PSP)
Noddy: A Day in Toyland (2006 on Game Boy Advance)
Interstellar Wrestling League (2006 on HyperScan)
Frogger (2006 on Xbox 360)
Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition (2006 on Windows)
Atari Masterpieces Vol. II (2006 on N-Gage)
Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play (2005 on PSP)
Atari Masterpieces Vol. I (2005 on N-Gage)
Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (2005 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary (2005 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox...)
Namco Museum: 50th Anniversary (2005 on Game Boy Advance)
Capcom Classics Collection: Remixed (2005 on PSP)
Rayman: Hoodlum's Revenge (2005 on Game Boy Advance)
Diner Dash (2005 on Windows, BREW, J2ME...)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005 on Game Boy Advance)
Grand Theft Auto Advance (2004 on Game Boy Advance)

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History +

June 8th, 2015

Re-Established by the original founder, Andrew Ayre, as a part of The Other Ocean Group

March 29th, 2005

When Backbone Entertainment merges with the The Collective, Digital Eclipse becomes part of the new Foundation 9 Entertainment company.


The company merges with ImaginEngine Corp. into Backbone Entertainment.


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