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Other Ocean Interactive Ltd.

Moby ID: 9709

  • Backbone Charlottetown Ltd. (from 2006-03 to 2007-05-25)

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Backbone Charlottetown Ltd. was founded as one of the three development studios of Backbone Entertainment in March 2006.

When co-founder Andrew Ayre left Foundation 9 Entertainment on 25th May 2007, he spun off the studio Backbone Charlottetown Ltd. into the independent company Other Ocean Group Inc. It is a Canadian-owned and controlled company, based in California.

The development studio of the group is called Other Ocean Interactive Ltd.. A second studio, based in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, was announced on 9th September 2008. On 13th December 2007 the company had also opened the QA testing facility Sculpin QA. Both are based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In July 2008 the establishment of P.E.I. studio was announced, a specialized Apple iPhone development division.

Other Ocean team's first released title (still as Backbone Charlottetown) was the Xbox 360 XBLA adaptation Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (2007). It earned the studio two of 10 Xbox LIVE Awards from Microsoft at the 2008 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco; Best Classic Game, and Highest Rated Game.

The studio's second achievement was the release of Ultimate Mortal Kombat (2007) on the Nintendo DS. Soon to follow were the releases of two well-known games from the classic franchises, Tron (2008) and Discs of Tron (2008), both for the Xbox 360 XBLA service.

After the establishment of an iPhone development division Super Monkey Ball (2008), their first title for the platform, was released. It sold 300,000 copies in the first twenty days after the release. The team's next release was the Windows hidden object game Enchanted Fairy Friends: Secret of the Fairy Queen (August 2008) for ValuSoft, Inc.

In September 2008 two more games were released; their first Wii title Ten Pin Alley 2 and their second iPhone game Diner Dash.

Upcoming titles are Story Hour: Adventures and Story Hour: Fairy Tales, both for the Wii, an Atlantic Canadian-inspired game Puffins: Island Adventure (DS) and several other games that have not yet been announced.

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Project Winter (2019 on Windows, Windows Apps, PlayStation 4...)
SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch...)
Giant Cop: Justice Above All (2017 on Windows)
Line Drive (2015 on iPhone, Android, iPad)
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Legacy of the Duelist (2015 on Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
Kaiju Carnage (2015 on Windows)
#IDARB (2015 on Windows Phone, Windows Apps, Xbox One)
Yu-Gi-Oh!: ZEXAL World Duel Carnival (2014 on Nintendo 3DS)
Sharknado: The Video Game (2014 on iPhone, iPad)
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Millennium Duels (2014 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Gunhouse (2014 on iPad, PS Vita, Nintendo Switch...)
Monsters Love Candy (2013 on Windows Apps)
Yu-Gi-Oh!: 5D's Decade Duels Plus (2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
The Gunstringer: Dead Man Running (2012 on Windows Apps)
Poptropica Adventures (2012 on Nintendo DS)
Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt - King of Bucks (2012 on iPad, iPhone)
Iron Brigade (2012 on Windows)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012 on Nintendo DS)
South Park: Tenorman's Revenge (2012 on Xbox 360)
The War of the Worlds (2011 on Xbox 360)

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History +

September 9th, 2008

The company announces to open a new development studio operating under the Other Ocean Interactive brand in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

July 2008

The company announces to have set up the iPhone division P.E.I. studio at its studio in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

December 13th, 2007

The company opens the testing facility Sculpin QA.

May 25th, 2007

Company established.

May 25th, 2007

Backbone Charlottetown Ltd. is spun off from Foundation 9 Entertainment and becomes Other Ocean Group Inc.

Trivia +

Contact information (2007):

Other Ocean Interactive

Suite 405, 90 University Ave.

Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 4K9

Phone: (902) 892-7723

Fax: (902) 892-7725

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