Blue Tongue Entertainment

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Blue Tongue Entertainment Pty. Ltd.
Subsidiary of THQ
Industry Computer and video game industry
Founded 1995
Defunct 2011
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia
Products Games for video game consoles
Parent THQ

Blue Tongue Entertainment Pty. Ltd. was an Australian video game developer founded in 1995. It was acquired by THQ on 17 November 2004, and remained an internal development studio of THQ until its closure in August 2011. In addition to THQ, Blue Tongue had worked with the publishers Hasbro Interactive and Vivendi Universal Games.

Blue Tongue originally provided web development services, but moved into video games in 1995 with their first release, AFL Finals Fever. It was released on 9 June 1996 and reached number 3 on the Australian software sales charts, selling a total of 15,000 units overall. Another game, Riding Star, was their first international release. It was ported to multiple platforms, including the PlayStation and the Game Boy. Blue Tongue also developed the game engine TOSHI.

In 2008, Blue Tongue finished developing de Blob, its first original game since Riding Star, for the Wii system. Since its release, de Blob has garnered significant and favorable acclaim from various gaming websites, including Official Nintendo Magazine, which awarded the game a rating of 92% and a Gold Award, and, which awarded the game several Wii-specific awards in its 2008 video game awards, including Best Platform Game, Best Graphics Technology, and Best Use of Sound. In addition to the awards won, IGN also nominated de Blob for several other Wii-specific awards, including Best New IP, Best Original Score, Most Innovative Design, and Game of the Year.

In 2011, Blue Tongue was announced to be closed down under a restructuring and realignment plan by parent company, THQ


Year Title Platform(s)
1996 AFL Finals Fever Microsoft Windows
1998 Riding Star PlayStation, Game Boy
2000 Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy Microsoft Windows
2003 Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
2004 The Polar Express Game Boy Advance, Windows, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4
2005 Nicktoons Unite! Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2
2006 Barnyard Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Wii
2006 Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2
2007 Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots Wii, PlayStation 2
2007 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera PlayStation 2
2008 de Blob Wii
2009 Marvel Super Hero Squad Wii
2011 de Blob 2 Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Cancelled The Avengers[1] Microsoft Windows


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