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Humongous Entertainment, Inc.

Moby ID: 960

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Humongous Entertainment was founded in October 1992 by Ron Gilbert and Shelley Day. They are the creators of numerous games aimed at a younger audience, such as Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam, Spy Fox, and the Backyard Sports series. They also had a license for making games in the Blue's Clues IP.

From 1995 to 2000, Humongous had a sister company/label Cavedog Entertainment, which developed the Total Annihilation series of strategy games for a general audience.

On 10 July 1996, the company was acquired by GT Interactive, then to Infogrames in 2000 (renamed to Atari in 2003).

In January 2014, Tommo relaunched Humongous Entertainment after acquiring its assets from Atari's bankruptcy sales on 19 July 2013. They released a selection of their back catalog on digital stores for computers, tablets and smartphones.

Credited on 97 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 Sports: Rookie Rush (2010 on Xbox 360, Wii)
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 PlayStation 2, Windows, Wii)
Backyard Baseball '09 (2008 on Nintendo DS)
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)

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History +

January 1, 2014

Company relaunched.

July 19, 2013

The company is acquired by Tommo Inc..

January 21, 2013

Filed a petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

August 26, 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.

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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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