Acclaim Studios Teesside

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Acclaim Studios Teesside
Industry Video game industry
Interactive entertainment
Founded 1988
1999 (Acclaim Studios Teesside)
Defunct 1993
2002 (Acclaim Studios Teesside)
Headquarters Teesside, England
Key people
Darren and Jason Falcus
Parent Independent (1988-1993)
Iguana Entertainment (1993-1995)
Acclaim Entertainment (1995-2002)

Acclaim Studios Teesside was a British video game developer based in Teesside, England. The company was founded in 1988 by brothers Darren and Jason Falcus as Optimus Software. In 1993, it was acquired by Iguana Entertainment and became Iguana UK. Both were acquired by Acclaim Entertainment in 1995. Iguana UK was renamed Acclaim Studios Teesside in 1999.

Darren and Jason Falcus remained with the company until 2000, when they left to form Atomic Planet Entertainment. The studio was finally closed in 2002, with many staff being relocated to Acclaim Cheltenham.

Games developed[edit]

as Optimus Software[edit]

Year Game Platform(s)
1989 SAS Combat Simulator Amiga, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum
Pro Powerboat Simulator Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum
1991 Mean Machine Amiga
Pegasus Amiga, Atari ST
1992 Kwik Snax
Seymour Goes to Hollywood Amiga
Super Seymour Saves the Planet

as Acclaim Studios Teesside[edit]

Year Game Platform(s)
1999 Shadow Man Dreamcast, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 64, PlayStation
2002 Shadow Man: 2econd Coming PlayStation 2