Acclaim Studios Teesside

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Optimus Software/Iguana Entertainment UK/Acclaim Studios Teesside
Subsidiary of Acclaim Entertainment
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Founded 1988
Defunct 2002
Headquarters Teesside, England, United Kingdom
Key people
Darren Falcus
Jason Falcus
Products Shadow Man (1999–2002)
Parent Acclaim Entertainment

Acclaim Studios Teesside was a British video game developer based in Teesside, England, United Kingdom. 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 Entertainment 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 Iguana Entertainment UK[edit]

Year Game Platform(s)
1996 College Slam Super NES, Genesis, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Windows
1996 Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Windows
1996 Batman Forever: The Arcade Game Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Windows
1998 Forsaken Nintendo 64

as Acclaim Studios Teesside[edit]

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