BAM! Entertainment

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BAM! Entertainment, Inc.
Formerly
Bay Area Multimedia, Inc. (1999–2000)
Private
IndustryVideo game industry
FoundedOctober 7, 1999; 19 years ago (1999-10-07)
FounderRay Musci
Headquarters,
U.S.
Area served
North America
Key people
Ray Musci (CEO)

BAM! Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Bay Area Multimedia, Inc.) is an American dormant video game publisher based in San Jose, California. The company was founded by Ray Musci in October 1999.[1]

History[edit]

American entrepreneur Ray Musci founded Bay Area Multimedia on October 7, 1999.[2][1] In December the following year, the company was renamed BAM! Entertainment.[1]

In 2000, BAM! entered a partnership with Cartoon Network, which would allow the company to release games based on Dexter's Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls. The Cartoon Network partnership expanded to include Samurai Jack[3] and Ed, Edd 'n Eddy in 2002.

In February 2001, BAM! Entertainment Limited, the British subsidiary of BAM! Entertainment, entered into a distribution deal with French publisher Ubi Soft which would allow them to distribute BAM!'s games in the entirety of Europe except for the United Kingdom.[4]

In 2002, BAM! started to suffer from financial problems, which led to the NASDAQ threatening to delist the company.[5]

In 2003, the distribution deal between Ubi Soft and BAM! expired, with BAM! eventually entering a new distribution deal with Acclaim Entertainment in August 2003. Unlike the Ubi Soft partnership, the Acclaim deal included all PAL region countries. The deal ended after Acclaim's bankruptcy the following year.[6]

In 2004, BAM! acquired VIS Entertainment and fellow subsidiary State of Emergency Development. The NASDAQ finally delisted BAM!'s stock in the same year[7] and due to this, BAM! fell into dormancy in 2005 and hasn't released any new products since the delisting.[8]

In 2005, VIS Entertainment fell into administration and was eventually closed in 2007.

Games published[edit]

Year Title Platform(s) Developer(s)
2000 Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals PlayStation, Nintendo 64 Takara
The Powerpuff Girls: Bad Mojo Jojo Game Boy Color Sennari Interactive
Dexter's Laboratory: Robot Rampage Game Boy Color Altron
The Powerpuff Girls: Paint the Townsville Green Game Boy Color Sennari Interactive
Yogi Bear: Great Balloon Burst Game Boy Color Taito Corporation
Sgt. Rock: On the Frontline Game Boy Color Altron
Contender 2 PlayStation Victor Interactive Software
Jimmy White's 2: Cueball PlayStation Awesome Developments
2001 The Powerpuff Girls: Battle Him Game Boy Color Sennari Interactive
Xtreme Wheels Game Boy Color Spike
Fire Pro Wrestling Game Boy Advance Spike
Hot Potato Game Boy Advance Pukka Games
Sports Illustrated for Kids: Baseball Game Boy Advance Sennari Interactive
Dexter's Laboratory: Deesaster Strikes! Game Boy Advance Virtucraft
The Powerpuff Girls: Mojo Jojo's Pet Project Microsoft Windows Intelligent Games
Dexter's Laboratory: Science Ain't Fair Microsoft Windows Intelligent Games
The Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction PlayStation, Nintendo 64 VIS Entertainment
Asylum Entertainment
Driven PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube Crawfish Interactive
The Powerpuff Girls: Mojo Jojo A-Go-Go Game Boy Advance Sennari Interactive
2002 Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars Game Boy Advance Revolution Software
WRC: World Rally Championship PlayStation 2 Evolution Studios
Wolfenstein 3D Game Boy Advance Stalker Entertainment
Savage Skies PlayStation 2 Irock Interactive
Dexter's Laboratory: Mandark's Lab? PlayStation Red Lemon Studios
Star X Game Boy Advance Graphic State
Dropship: United Peace Force PlayStation 2 Team Soho
Way of the Samurai PlayStation 2 Acquire
Wipeout Fusion PlayStation 2 SCE Studio Liverpool
Kong: The Animated Series Game Boy Advance Planet Interactive
Riding Spirits PlayStation 2 Spike
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever II Game Boy Advance Crawfish Interactive
Ed, Edd n Eddy: Jawbreakers! Game Boy Advance Climax Group
Fire Pro Wrestling 2 Game Boy Advance Spike
Chase: Hollywood Stunt Driver Xbox I-Imagine Interactive
Dexter's Laboratory: Chess Challenge Game Boy Advance Virtucraft
Reign of Fire PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube Kuju Entertainment
The Powerpuff Girls: Him and Seek Game Boy Advance Vicarious Visions
Runabout 3: Neo Age PlayStation 2 Climax Entertainment
Disney's Winnie the Pooh: Preschool PlayStation Hi Corp
Disney's Winnie the Pooh: Kindergarten PlayStation Hi Corp
My Disney Kitchen PlayStation Atlus
The Powerpuff Girls: Relish Rampage PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube VIS Entertainment
The Powerpuff Girls: Gamesville Microsoft Windows Intelligent Games
2003 Samurai Jack: The Amulet of Time Game Boy Advance Virtucraft
Sports Illustrated for Kids: Football Game Boy Advance Sennari Interactive
Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, Microsoft Windows Frontier Developments
4x4 Evo 2 PlayStation 2 Terminal Reality
2004 A Sound of Thunder Game Boy Advance Möbius Entertainment
Carmen Sandiego: The Secret of the Stolen Drums PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox Artificial Mind and Movement
Bujingai: The Forsaken City PlayStation 2 Taito Corporation
2005 Ice Nine Game Boy Advance Torus Games

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About BAM! Entertainment". April 19, 2005.
  2. ^ "Business Search - Business Entities - Business Programs - California Secretary of State". businesssearch.sos.ca.gov.
  3. ^ "BAM! Entertainment Expands License Agreement With Cartoon Network(TM) And Warner Bros. Consumer Products to Include Samurai Jack(TM)". PR Newswire. United Business Media. January 8, 2002. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Software Distribution Agreement - BAM Entertainment Ltd. and Ubi Soft Entertainment S.A. - FindLaw". Findlaw.
  5. ^ Fahey, Rob (February 12, 2004). "BAM! threatened with NASDAQ delisting". GameIndustry.biz. Eurogamer Network. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
  6. ^ Calvert, Justin (July 23, 2003). "Acclaim signs PAL games from Bam".
  7. ^ "Bam! Entertainment, Inc. Announces Nasdaq Delisting Notice and Plans Appeal". PR Newswire. United Business Media. February 11, 2004. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
  8. ^ "BAM! Entertainment". IGN. News Corporation. Retrieved November 30, 2012.