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Interplay is Selling Off Its IPs
Posted by Billy
Posted on 11 September, 2016 at 7:06PM ↑ 1 ↓ 0
Interplay is Selling Off Its IPs

Have you heard of Interplay? They're the company that published titles such as Earthworm Jim, Boogerman, MDK, and Descent. Obviously they have fallen on hard times, since they announced that they're going to be selling off all of their intellectual properties. Turns out this is an all or nothing deal, so people can't just buy Earthworm Jim for example. No price has been listed, people interested have been instructed to contact Wedbush's Joe Morgan (joe.morgan@wedbush.com). Do you or someone you know have possibly thousands of dollars laying around? Well this is your chance!

But seriously, I'm hoping these IPs go to a worthy developer, and not languish like many IPs have in the past, like System Shock. I'd especially love to see another MDK come out.

What do you think?

Source: Nasdaq

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GamersTavern
11 September, 2016 at 7:34PM ↑ 1 ↓ 0

This is some sad news. I have plenty of fond memories of playing Earthworm Jim 1 and 2 on the Genesis. I also remember playing one of the Clayfighter games on the SNES, but I don't know if that was them or not. Either way, hopefully a good developer will pick them up.

Billy
11 September, 2016 at 7:46PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

I think we've all played and enjoyed at least one Interplay game, so yeah this is sad news. And yes, Clayfighter was made by them.

Lazlo Falconi
12 September, 2016 at 10:23PM ↑ 1 ↓ 0

I've played and loved many, many Interplay titles. Here's hoping someone great picks 'em up!

Also who wants to go in with me on a bid? I've got... uhh... let's see here. $12?

GamersTavern
12 September, 2016 at 10:52PM ↑ 2 ↓ 0

If we pooled all of our twelve dollars together, then maybe we could become the next owners of Earthworm Jim. We could then make him the mascot of Retro of the Week.

Swifto
14 September, 2016 at 05:13AM ↑ 1 ↓ 0

I just wanna see another Freespace.

Lazlo Falconi
14 September, 2016 at 6:05PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

Who needs more Freespace when there's so many mods?

GamersTavern
14 September, 2016 at 9:11PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

My hard drive needs more Freespace.

Billy
14 September, 2016 at 8:28PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

Surprised you didn't mention Descent.

Lazlo Falconi
15 September, 2016 at 7:53PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

Freespace is Descent, man.

Billy
15 September, 2016 at 8:40PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

Shows how much I know

Swifto
18 September, 2016 at 8:52PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

Descent is getting a spiritual successor and a successor in name. It's doing fine, all things considered.
Freespace is largely forgotten, though.

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