Absolute Entertainment

Absolute Entertainment

Absolute Entertainment was a video game developer and publisher that produced titles for the Amiga, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System, and Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game consoles, as well as for the PC. It also released games for the Sega Master System in Europe. The company was formed in 1986 by former Activision employees Dan and Garry Kitchen, Alex Demeo, John Van Ryzin and David Crane. While the company was based in Glen Rock, New Jersey (and later in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey), David Crane worked out of his home on the West Coast. This company's name was chosen because it had to be a name that was alphabetically above Activision (it was the same strategy that Actvision chose when the programmers left Atari, and alphabetically above all the other companies that were founded by former employees of Activision (Accolade and Acclaim for example).

The company is probably most notable as having developed the cross-platform "Battletank" series of games and the original "A Boy and His Blob" game for the NES console.

The company saw a number of badly received titles towards 1995 including a game based on the sitcom Home Improvement. After a series of failures in video game sales, the founding fathers finally pulled the plug on Absolute Entertainment in 1995 in order to devote their time to the creation of a new company called Skyworks Technologies. The company's holdings are now owned by Activision, as indicated by the inclusion of Absolute Entertainment's Atari 2600 games on the Activision Anthology collections.


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External links

* [http://www.mobygames.com/company/absolute-entertainment-inc Profile] at MobyGames

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