Atomic Planet Entertainment

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Atomic Planet Entertainment
Former type Video Game developer
Industry Video game industry
Founded 2000
Founder(s) Darren & Jason Falcus
Defunct 25 February 2009
Headquarters Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Atomic Planet Entertainment was a video games development studio founded in 2000 by Darren and Jason Falcus. Previously the brothers had managed Acclaim Studios Teesside, formerly known as Iguana UK and Optimus Software Ltd.

Atomic Planet Entertainment, commonly referred to as APE, used to be based in central Middlesbrough.

History[edit]

APE's first title was Dino Island for Orange mobile phone systems this was followed by Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing title for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, released in 2002.

A series of titles for the Game Boy Advance system followed. The studio progressed with a port of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo for Capcom, and Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown for Cinemaware, both in 2003.

2004 saw staff numbers hit almost 70. Titles in development at this time included Jackie Chan Adventures on PS2 for Sony Europe, Miami Vice on PS2, Xbox and PC for Davilex, The Guy Game on PS2 for Take 2 Interactive, Gametrak: Dark Wind for In2Games, and the Mega Man Anniversary Collection on PS2, GameCube and Xbox.

In 2005 Taito Legends was released, published by Empire Interactive, reworking some of Taitos´ video games classics for the current consoles.

2006 the studio produced a number of titles for platforms such as the Nintendo Wii and DS, including Jenga, AMF Bowling Pinbusters, Sea Monsters and An Arctic Tale.

On the 25 February 2009 Atomic Planet went into administration after a number of redundancies.[clarification needed][where?][citation needed]

Games developed by Atomic Planet Entertainment[edit]

2000 DinoIsland (Mobile)
2002 Mike Tyson Heavyweight Boxing (PS2, Xbox)
2002 Aero the Acro-Bat (GBA)
2003 Zapper (GBA)
2003 Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (GBA)
2003 Superstar Dance Club (PSone)
2003 Sennari Darts (Mobile)
2003 Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown (Xbox, PC)
2004 Mega Man Anniversary Collection (PS2, GameCube, Xbox)
2004 The Guy Game (PS2)
2004 Jackie Chan Adventures (PS2)
2004 Gametrak: Dark Wind (PS2 with Gametrak Controller)
2004 Miami Vice (PS2, Xbox, PC)
2005 10 Pin: Champions Alley (PS2)
2005 Ultimate Pro Pinball (PS2, Xbox)
2005 Stealth Force (PS2)
2005 Perfect Ace 2 (PS2, PC)
2005 Taito Legends (PS2, Xbox, PC)
2005 Red Baron (PS2, PC)
2005 SAS Anti-Terror Force (PS2, PC)
2005 WWII: Soldier (PS2)
2006 Daemon Summoner (PS2)
2006 Taito Legends 2 (PS2, Xbox, PC)
2006 Family Feud (PS2, PC, GBA)
2007 Charlotte's Web (PS2)
2007 Top Gun (PS2)
2007 Bob the Builder (PS2)
2007 History Channel: Great Battles of Rome (PS2, PSP)
2007 AMF Bowling Pinbusters (Wii)
2007 Jenga (Wii, NDS)
2007 Arctic Tale (Wii, NDS)
2008 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (PS2, Wii, NDS)
2008 The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (PS2, NDS)
2008 Skyscraper (PC, PS2, Wii)
2009 Stealth Force 2 (PC, PS2)