BBC Multimedia

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BBC Multimedia
Founded 1995 (1995)
Defunct 2005 (2005)
Parent British Broadcasting Corporation

BBC Multimedia was a division of the BBC which dealt with the publishing of computer-game versions of well-known BBC television programmes. More recently, video games, such as Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, have been published by BBC Worldwide. The Multimedia division was founded in 1995[1] and was closed in 2005 after sales declined in its boxed product business.[2]

Games[edit]

Game Platform(s) Release Date
Ace Lightning Windows 95 / XP / 98 / Me/ PS2 2002
Attenborough's Antarctic Windows 95 / 98 / 3.1 1997
Bill & Ben Flowerpot Fun! (published in America by Griffin Software) Windows 98 / 95 2001
Blue Peter Windows 95 1997
Changing Rooms Windows 95 / 98 N/A
Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors Windows 95 1997
Fast Show Comedy Fun Pack Windows 95 / 98 N/A
Fawlty Towers – Comedy Pack Windows 95 / 98 N/A
Gardeners' World Magazine Garden Manager with Alan Titchmarsh Windows 95 / 98 N/A
GCSE Bitesize Revision: Maths Windows 95 / 98 1996
GCSE Bitesize Revision: Science Windows 95 / 98 1996
The Human Body – Your Body (published in America by Dreamworks Interactive) Windows 95 / 98 1999
Key Stage 2 ReviseWise Science Windows 95 / 98 1997
Key Stage 3 Bitesize Revision English Windows 95 / 98 1999
Key Stage 3 Bitesize Revision Maths Windows 95 / 98 1999
Live & Kicking: Show Maker Windows 3.1 / 95 / 98 1995
Mastermind Windows 3.1 / 95 / 98 1997
Noddy – Let's Get Ready for School (published in America by Activision) Windows 95 / 98 / Nintendo 64 (US only) 1998 (UK) 1999 (US)
Noddy – The Magic of Toytown (published in America by Virgin Interactive) Windows 95 / 98 / will not run under Windows XP 1997
Only Fools & Horses Windows 95 / 98 N/A
Pingu & Friends (published in America by Infogrames) Windows, Macintosh, Dreamcast (US only) 2001
Pingu – A Barrel of Fun! (published in America by Infogrames) Windows 95 / 98 / Dreamcast (US only) 2003 (UK) 2004(US)
Pingu – A Barrel of Fun! (published in America by Infogrames) Windows 95 / 98 / Playstation Wii 2000
Play with the Teletubbies (published by Knowledge Adventure) Windows 95 / 98 / Playstation Wii 2000
Result BBC Sports Quiz with Desmond Lynam Windows 95 N/A
Robot Wars: Advanced Destruction Game Boy Advance 2001
Robot Wars: Arenas of Destruction Windows 98 / Me, PlayStation 2 2001
Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP, Xbox, Game Boy Advance 2002
Robot Wars: Metal Mayhem Game Boy Color 2000
Rotten Ralph – Big Night In Windows 95 / 98 2000
S Club 7: On The Road Windows 95 / 98 / Me / 2000 / XP 2003
Shakespeare on CD-ROM: Macbeth Windows 3.1 / 95 / 98 1995
Shakespeare on CD-ROM: Romeo and Juliet Windows 95 / 98 1995[3]
Smart Windows 95 / 98 / NT N/A
Spark Island Adventures in Literacy 7-9 Windows, Macintosh 1997
Spark Island Adventures in Literacy 9-11 Windows, Macintosh 1997
Spark Island Adventures in Maths 7-9 Windows, Macintosh 1997
Spark Island Farmer Rumtums Letter Fun 3-5 Windows, Macintosh 1999
Spark Island Farmer Rumtums Number Fun 3-5 Windows, Macintosh 1999
Spark Island Maths Adventures 9-11 Windows, Macintosh 2001
Spark Island Number Games 5-7 Windows, Macintosh 2001
Spark Island Reading Games 5-7 Windows, Macintosh 2001
Teletubbies Favourite Games (published by Knowledge Adventure) Windows 95 / 98 1999
Top Of The Pops: Mix Factory Windows 95 / 98 N/A
Top Of The Pops: Mix Factory 2 Windows 95 / 98 1999[4]
Wallace & Gromit Cracking Animator Windows 95 / 98 N/A
Wallace & Gromit Print-o-matic Windows 95 / 98 1998

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ French, Michael (6 August 2007). "BBC to return to games development?". Market for Home Computing and Video Games. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  2. ^ French, Michael (21 January 2010). "BBC gets back into games". Market for Home Computing and Video Games. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "BBC Shakespeare on CD-ROM - Romeo and Juliet". Amazon.com. Retrieved 30 June 2014. "25 April 1995" 
  4. ^ "Top Of The Pops: Mix Factory 2". GameTrailers. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 

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