Mass Media Games

Mass Media, Inc. is an American video game developer based in Moorpark, California. The current focus of the company is to develop original material for Sony platforms.

Mass Media, Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryVideo games
Founded1985
HeadquartersMoorpark, California
Websitemassmedia.com

HistoryEdit

Mass Media began in 1985 at Cinemaware. In 1991, they formed a production unit called Philips P.O.V. Entertainment Group. Mass Media left Philips in 1995 and the company became an exclusive developer for Time Warner Interactive. After Time Warner halted their interactive division, Mass Media became an independent developer. It was acquired by THQ in February 2007 who closed the studio in November 2008.[1] The company started back up immediately, focusing on developing for the Sony platforms, including the PlayStation 3. On the PlayStation 3, they developed content and spaces for its social gaming network PlayStation Home including the games The Midway, The Midway 2, and The Midway 3 which were three game spaces with ten mini-games in each with ten rewards per mini-game. The Green Ticket, used to play the games in the three Midways, was consistently the best selling item in PS Home.[2] Mass Media has also continued to develop game engine technology for PlayStation 3 and other platforms. Notably this includes one of the first non-Sony PlayStation 3 implementations of fully SPU based GPU rendering command generation, significantly reducing rendering overhead on the main CPU (used in Saints Row 2 and subsequent PS3 titles).

GamesEdit

Mass Media has developed over forty titles and currently has additional titles in various stages of development. All of their titles were developed with their development tool set called BOLT.

Year Title Platform(s)
1992 Defender of the Crown CD-i
Girl's Club
Lords of the Rising Sun
Mystic Midway: Rest in Pieces
Tetris
Zombie Dinos from Planet Zeltoid
1993 Caesars World of Boxing
Mystic Midway: Phantom Express CD-i, DOS
Voyeur CD-i
1994 Mystic Midway: Rest in Pieces DOS
NFL Hall of Fame Football CD-i
Voyeur DOS
1995 Thunder in Paradise Interactive CD-i, DOS
1996 3-D TableSports DOS
1998 The Game of Life Windows, PlayStation
1999 BassMasters 2000 Nintendo 64
Namco Museum 64
2000 Ms. Pac-Man Maze Madness Dreamcast, Nintendo 64
Namco Museum 64 Dreamcast
Saban's Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue Nintendo 64
StarCraft 64
2001 Namco Museum Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2
Pac-Man Collection Game Boy Advance
2002 Namco Museum GameCube, Xbox
Pac-Man Fever GameCube, PlayStation 2
Shrek: Super Party PlayStation 2, Xbox
2003 Blackthorne Game Boy Advance
Jim Henson's Muppets Party Cruise GameCube, PlayStation 2
Rock n' Roll Racing Game Boy Advance
Shrek: Super Party GameCube
The Lost Vikings Game Boy Advance
2004 Nicktoons Movin' PlayStation 2
2005 Full Spectrum Warrior
The Bible Game
2006 Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers
The Bible Game Xbox
2007 Tetris Evolution Xbox 360
2008 Saints Row 2 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2009 Marvel Super Hero Squad PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Wii
Saints Row 2 Windows
2010 Darksiders Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
The Midway PlayStation Home
The Midway 2
2011 Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2012 Jak and Daxter Collection PlayStation 3
The Midway 3 PlayStation Home
2013 Jak and Daxter Collection PlayStation Vita
2014 Ratchet & Clank Collection
2015 Evolve Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
2016 Mafia III
2017 XCOM 2: War of the Chosen PlayStation 4, Xbox One
2018 Carnival Games Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mass Media, Inc". MobyGames. Archived from the original on 2009-03-28. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  2. ^ "Top Ten PS3 Items". Gamer Indepth. Retrieved 2011-02-07.

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