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Revision of the company overview for Blue Tongue Entertainment Pty, Ltd.

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Company OverviewBlue Tongue Entertainment was a game development studio based in Melbourne (Australia). It was originally established in October 1995 as Blue Tongue Software, transitioning from web development to games. Its debut was the Australian football game AFL Finals Fever in 1996. It reached the third place in the Australian sales charts, selling 15,000 units. Its next title, the equestrian simulation Riding Star (1998), was Blue Tongue's first international release, and eventually spawned many ports and conversions for different franchises. For its next titles the studio worked with publisher such as Microprose, Hasbro and Vivendi. Up to De Blob in 2008, all of their games since Riding Star were based on existing franchises. The studio created its own cross-platform game engine TOSHI. It was first used in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis (2003).

In November 2004 the studio was acquired by publisher THQ Inc. Blue Tongue was eventually closed by THQ in August 2011. Its last title was De Blob 2 (2011).

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Originally started in 1995 as Blue Tongue Software, BT is one of only a handful of Australian computer game developers currently developing titles for worldwide release. Providing web development services in their early years, BT soon moved into the video game market with a bang in Australia with AFL Finals Fever in 1996, which reached no.3 on the Australian sales charts, selling 15,000 units.¶
Their
next title, Riding Star, was their first international release, and has spawned many ports, including conversions for the Sony Playstation and Nintendo GameBoy.¶
Starship Troopers sees BT joining forces
with long time leaders in the board game market, Hasbro, as well as Microprose, in the biggest title that the young Australian team has developed.
Blue Tongue have developed strong bonds with Melbourne IT, Ericsson Australia and Victoria University, as well as developing their own cross-platform game engine.
Company Overview
Blue Tongue Entertainment was a game development studio based in Melbourne (Australia). It was originally established in October 1995 as Blue Tongue Software, transitioning from web development to games. Its debut was the Australian football game <moby game="AFL Finals Fever">AFL Finals Fever</moby> in 1996. It reached the third place in the Australian sales charts, selling 15,000 units. Its next title, the equestrian simulation <moby game="Riding Star">Riding Star</moby> (1998), was Blue Tongue's first international release, and eventually spawned many ports and conversions for different franchises. For its next titles the studio worked with publisher such as <moby company="Microprose">Microprose</moby>, <moby company="Hasbro">Hasbro</moby> and <moby company="Vivendi">Vivendi</moby>. Up to <moby game="De Blob">De Blob</moby> in 2008, all of their games since <i>Riding Star</i> were based on existing franchises. The studio created its own cross-platform game engine TOSHI. It was first used in <moby game="Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis">Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis</moby> (2003).¶

In November 2004 the studio was acquired by publisher <moby company="THQ Inc.">THQ Inc.</moby> Blue Tongue was eventually closed by THQ in August 2011. Its last title was <moby game="De Blob 2">De Blob 2</moby> (2011).

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view changes 2 Apr 17, 2012 Overview Sciere (676947) Approved major update
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