Foundation 9 Acquires Shiny Entertainment

Foundation 9 Entertainment, the largest independent game developer in North America, acquired Shiny Entertainment (Enter the Matrix, MDK, and The Matrix: Path of Neo) today from Atari, Inc. In the deal, the Shiny team will remain together but will relocate with The Collective (Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, and The Da Vinci Code), another Foundation 9 studio, in 2007.

Jon Goldman, Chairman and CEO of Foundation 9 Entertainment, praised the acquisition, "Shiny Entertainment fits well with the current studios of Foundation 9 Entertainment and aligns with our long-term goals for the future. The studio has tremendous talent and experience working with big Hollywood franchises and will be working with us on a major, as-yet-undisclosed day and date release. The Shiny team will only add to our capabilities and technology base."

F9E currently has over 20 titles in development across its studios, which include The Collective, Backbone Entertainment, Pipeworks, ImaginEngine, Digital Eclipse and Circle of Confusion. Titles in development at these studios include Death, Jr.(with Konami), Dirty Harry (with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) and Sonic Rivals (with SEGA).

In February, Dave Perry, founder of Shiny Entertainment, resigned amidst Atari’s sale of several Shiny properties.


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