21st Century Entertainment Ltd.

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21st Century Entertainment Ltd. was founded in 1991 by a team with a wealth of experience dating back to the very inception of the electronic games industry. The company launched itself with vengeance onto the worldwide software market with the immediate and massive success of Pinball Dreams followed by Pinball Fantasies. Both products rocketed to the top of the charts selling in excess of 650,000 units between them.

This total has been boosted still further through several successful third party bundling licenses with companies such as Word Perfect, Commodore, Instant Access, Creative Labs, Silica Distribution, Amiga Technologies and Philips Media.

The North American market is supported by the US arm of the group 21st Century Entertainment Inc. The company established itself with the release of the popular Pinball Arcade followed closely by the multi-award winning Pinball Fantasies.

The Group is also home to Spidersoft Ltd., a development company with a reputation as one of the most talented teams in the game arena. Spidersoft boasts a client list including Sony Imagesoft, Core Design, THQ, Psygnosis, Tecmagik, Gametek and Western Technologies. Spidersoft has produced games on a variety of formats including PC, PC CD-ROM, Amiga, Super Nintendo, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Gear, Jaguar & projects for the Playstation.

As of 2000 all 21st Century Entertainment Group of Companies have closed.

Credited on 30 Games from 1991 to 2002

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Pinball Madness 4 (2002 on DOS, Windows)
SlamTilt Resurrection (1999 on Windows)
iF-22 / Pinball Builder: A Construction Kit for Windows (1998 on Windows 3.x, Windows)
Pinball Builder: A Construction Kit for Windows (1996 on Windows 3.x)
Absolute Pinball (1996 on DOS)
It's a Funny Old Game (1996 on Windows 3.x)
Pinball Fantasies Deluxe (1996 on DOS)
Pinball Gold Pack (1996 on DOS, Windows, Linux...)
Slam Tilt (1996 on Windows, Amiga)
Synnergist (1996 on DOS)
The Rebels (1996 on Commodore 64)
Total Pinball 3D (1996 on DOS)
Pinball Illusions (1995 on DOS, Amiga, Amiga CD32)
Perfect Pinball (1995 on DOS)
Pinball 2000 (1995 on DOS)
Pinball Mania (1995 on DOS, Amiga)
Pinball World (1995 on DOS, Macintosh, Linux...)
Marvin's Marvellous Adventure (1994 on Amiga, Amiga CD32, Antstream)
Pinball Arcade (1994 on DOS)
Pinball Dreams II (1994 on DOS)

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21st Century Entertainment, Inc. - North American division ceased business operations - Death

March 1998

21st Century Entertainment, Ltd. - United Kingdom - ceased business operations - Death


21st Century Entertainment, Inc. - North American division started


21st Century Entertainment, Ltd. - United Kingdom - Birth

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According to theunderdogs.org, 21st Century is no longer in business.

21st Century's Managing Director Andrew Hewson commented: "1996 was an exceptional year for us, both in Europe and North America. We have established ourselves as world leaders in pinball simulation and have a development schedule for '97 which will further underline this position, and allow us to diversify with a new range of quality products."

Location and contact information in July 1996:

21st Century Entertainment Ltd.
Westbrook St, Blewbury
Oxfordshire, OX11 9QB, England
Tel: +44-(0)235-851852

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