Encore Software, LLC ("Encore") is a Delaware limited liability company focused on software sales, distribution and software development.
|Type||Limited Liability Company|
|Industry||Software Development and Distribution|
|Predecessor||WD, Encore Software, LLC.|
|Products||Software Development, Sale and Distribution|
|Parent||Sereno Ventures, LLC|
In November 2008 Encore announced an expanded license with Riverdeep. Under the terms of the agreement Encore now manages the Broderbund family of products as well as Broderbund's direct to consumer business. In May 2010 Encore acquired the assets of Punch! Software
Previously, Encore was a wholly owned subsidiary of WYNIT Distribution, LLC which acquired the majority of Encore's assets from Speed Commerce, Inc. (previously Navarre Corporation) on approximately July 9, 2014. Navarre Corporation, had initially acquired Encore's assets from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in August 2002.
As a result of bankruptcy case 17-42726 of WYNIT Distribution, LLC, substantially all of Encore's assets were sold at auction on November 9, 2017 to Sereno Ventures, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, with offices in San Francisco Bay Area, California.
Shortly after the sale Encore's main office in Eden Prairie, Minnesota was closed. Encore continues to operate a sales call center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, while technical support and software development is managed by senior management in the US with the help of offshore staff in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Among the brands published by Encore for the retail market:
- Punch! Home Design Software
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Broderbund and The Learning Company: distributes primarily through the Broderbund website owned by Encore. Series include Adventure Workshop, Carmen Sandiego, ClickArt, Disney Fun & Skills, Mavis Beacon, Oregon Trail, The Print Shop, PrintMaster, and Reader Rabbit.
- Hoyle Card Games, Hoyle Casino and Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games
- Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune PC/Mac games
- PlayFirst titles
- Runic Games' Torchlight: distributed to the North American retail market by Encore
- Panda Security software
- WildTangent games, including Fate: The Traitor Soul
- "Encore, Inc & Riverdeep Sign Expanded License Agreement". Press Release. Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
- "Encore, Inc. Acquires Punch! Software". Press Release. Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
- "Encore Inc about us". Encore Inc. 2018-11-05.
- "Navarre Corporation Acquires Encore Software, Inc" (Press release). Navarre Corporation. 2002-08-05. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
- "Fifth Report" (PDF). KSV Kofman Inc. (Overview of the Chapter 11 Proceedings). 2017-12-01.
- https://www.punchsoftware.com. Missing or empty
- "Encore & Runic Announce January 5th Release of TORCHLIGHT - Blue's News". www.bluesnews.com. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
- "Encore Software & Runic Games Announce the January 5th, 2010 Retail Release of TORCHLIGHT®". www.businesswire.com. 2009-11-12. Retrieved 2018-12-29.