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Humongous Entertainment, Inc.

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Humongous Entertainment was founded in October 1992 by Ron Gilbert and Shelley Day. They are the creators of Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam, Spy Fox, and the Backyard Sports series. They have also licensed Nick Jr.'s Blue's Clues. In 1996, the company was acquired by GT Interactive, then to Infogrames in 2000. In 2003, Infogrames name was changed to Atari. The last titles in the Junior Adventure series are Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise and Pajama Sam: Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff. In 2014, Tommo relaunched Humongous Entertainment by re-releasing their former games for iPad, iPhone, Android (Google Play and Amazon), on Steam (Windows/Intel Mac OS X/Linux), Amazon PC Digital Download, and MacGameStore.com.

Credited on 94 Games from 1992 to 2015

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Paddington: Adventures in London (2015 on Nintendo 3DS)
Garfield Kart (2013 on Android, Nintendo 3DS)
Freddi Fish's Fun House (2013 on iPhone, iPad, Android)
Putt-Putt's Fun House (2013 on Android, iPad, iPhone)
Backyard Football '10 (2009 on PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, Wii)
Backyard Baseball '10 (2009 on PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Wii)
Freddi Fish: ABC Under the Sea (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Backyard Football '09 (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Backyard Football '09 (2008 on Wii, PlayStation 2, Windows)
Backyard Baseball '09 (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Backyard Baseball '09 (2008 on PlayStation 2, Windows, Wii)
Backyard Football '08 (2007 on Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2)
Backyard Basketball 2007 (2007 on Windows, PlayStation 2)
Backyard Sports: Baseball 2007 (2006 on PlayStation 2, GameCube, Windows)
Backyard Sports: Football 2007 (2006 on Game Boy Advance)
Backyard Football 2006 (2005 on Windows, PlayStation 2)
Backyard Baseball 2006 (2005 on Game Boy Advance)
Backyard Football 2006 (2005 on Game Boy Advance)
Backyard Skateboarding (2005 on Game Boy Advance)
Backyard Skateboarding (2004 on Windows)

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History +

August 26th, 2005

The company's assets are sold by Atari for $10.3 million to Atari's controlling parent, Infogrames Entertainment.

July 2005

Atari fires most of the staff before wrapping up a final project and closing the company.

July 10th, 1996

Company acquired by GT Interactive Software Corp..


Company forms studio Cavedog Entertainment.


Company founded by Shelley Day and Ron Gilbert.

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Trivia +

Humongous was disbanded by Infogrames to make way for what is now known as Atari Kids. Many of its original employees stayed, but some went off to form Plaid Banana Entertainment.

Location and contact information in 2014 (Tommo): Humongous Entertainment 17038 Evergreen Pl City of Industry, CA 91745 web: http://www.humongous.com/

Their official web page used to be at http://www.humongous.com/

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