Autumn Games

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Autumn Games
Type Video game publisher
Industry Interactive entertainment
Founded 2007
Founders Alex Collmer and Jason Donnell
Headquarters New York, NY
Products Console, PC, mobile and social games
Services Marketing, publishing and distribution
Website www.autumngames.com

Autumn Games is a New York-based video game publisher. The company was founded by Alex Collmer and Jason Donnell in 2007,[1] with institutional sponsorship from Communications Equity Associates and Autumn Entertainment Partners.[2]

The company's first video game was Def Jam Rapstar.[3] In December 2010, the game was nominated for awards in two categories of the annual Spike Video Game Awards, for Best Music Game and Best Soundtrack.[4] The game was co-published by Autumn Games and Japanese publisher, Konami Digital Entertainment. The game was the result of a multi-year publishing arrangement between Autumn Games and the New York-based games studio, 4mm Games, which was founded by 2 of the original founders of Rockstar Games.[1] Def Jam Rapstar is owned by 4mm Games, and was developed by 4mm Games, Terminal Reality, and Def Jam Interactive.[5]

The company's second game was released in November 2011, and was developed by Isopod Labs in conjunction with 5-time reigning champion of NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson,[6] who in 2011 was named Forbes' No. 1 most influential athlete.[7] The game is called Jimmie Johnson's Anything with an Engine.[8] On November 25, 2011, Jimmie Johnson appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to announce the game's first downloadable character, a James Bond inspired Jimmy Fallon character,[9] from which a portion of the download proceeds would be donated to the American Red Cross.

The company has also announced a publishing partnership with former head of LucasArts and former head of worldwide studios for THQ, Jack Sorensen.[10]

Most recently, Autumn Games partnered with Los Angeles-based developer, Reverge Labs to publish the 2-D fighting game Skullgirls.[11] Skullgirls won Best Fighting Game awards at the 2011 E3 conference from VGchartz, Bitbag, and Ripten,[12][13][14] and additionally received Best Fighting Game nominations from IGN, GamePro, 1Up, and the Official E3 Game Critics Awards. Skullgirls was released on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network on April 10, 2012 and April 11, 2012, respectively, and immediately became the top selling game on both platforms. It is one of the highest user-rated games ever released on both platforms.[15][16][17][18] Skullgirls was released in Japan on the PSN in February 2013, and immediately became the #1 selling game on the Japanese PSN.[19]

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  2. ^ Tameka Kee (May 21, 2009). "Cea Autumn Games". paidContent. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "GameSpy: Konami Dates, Lists Tracks for Def Jam Rapstar – Page 1". Wii.gamespy.com. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "The 2010 Spike Video Game Awards". Geekosystem. December 12, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Def Jam Rapstar Announces European Exclusive Tracks". IGN. May 19, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ David Caraviello (December 3, 2010). "Real or digital, Johnson keeps departing from type – Dec 03, 2010". Nascar.Com. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ Van Riper, Tom (May 9, 2011). "The Most Influential Athletes". Forbes. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Jimmie Johnson's Anything with an Engine – hands-on, Jimmie Johnson's Anything with an Engine Xbox 360 Previews". GamesRadar. December 8, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2011/10/jimmie-johnson-can-race-anything-with-an-engine/
  10. ^ "Ex-LucasArts president Jack Sorensen forms Famous Games | News". Gamesindustry.biz. October 14, 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  11. ^ Eric Caoili (February 3, 2011). "GameSetWatch Autumn Games Publishing Skullgirls 2D Fighter". Gamesetwatch.com. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  12. ^ "E3 2011: Best of Show Awards – gamrFeed". Gamrfeed.vgchartz.com. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Best Of E3 2011 Awards". The Bitbag. June 16, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  14. ^ "RipTen’s Best of E3 2011 Awards | RipTen Videogame Blog". Ripten.com. June 17, 2011. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  15. ^ Ryan Clements. "E3 2011: Skullgirls – A Fighter With Character – Xbox 360 Preview at IGN". Xboxlive.ign.com. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  16. ^ post a comment (June 14, 2011). "E3 2011 Best of E3 Awards, page 3, Feature Story from". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2011-11-30. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  17. ^ "1UP's Best Games of E3 2011 from". 1UP.com. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Game Critics Awards". Game Critics Awards. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  19. ^ http://skullheart.com/forums/index.php?threads/skullgirls-1-downloadable-ps3-title-in-japan.270/

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