Brash Entertainment was an American video game publisher focused on licensed games. The company was co-founded in 2007 by Thomas Tull, Bert Ellis, President and COO Nicholas Longano, and CEO and Chairman Mitch Davis.
Of the first three games produced (Alvin and the Chipmunks, Jumper: Griffin's Story and Space Chimps) Alvin was the only one to sell moderately well at 360,000 copies. Despite this all three lost money and the stigma of low quality products made some developers wary of doing business with them.
The company also announced a series of games built around the Saw film franchise. On November 6, 2008 Variety reported that Brash was short on money and was in talks of returning the movie rights back to its holders. During this time Brash was forced to stop paying some of its developers as well as modify the release schedule of the next year to only two titles (Saw and Six Flags: Fun Park) On November 14, 2008 the company went out of business.
Several sources such as Kotaku and Joystiq hinted that Brash had the rights to develop titles based on franchises by DC Comics. Developers Factor 5 and Bottlerocket Entertainment were developing a title based on Superman and The Flash, respectively. Also, one of the licenses was believed to be based on the remake of Clash of the Titans, which was hinted.
- Alvin and the Chipmunks (PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS, PC)
- Jumper: Griffin's Story (PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox 360)
- Space Chimps (PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PC)
- The Tale of Despereaux (PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS, PC)
Released under new publishers
After Brash officially ceased all operation due to financial troubles, some of the licenses for games were bought out by other companies. Some games were already far enough into development to be released under a new publisher.
- Saw (2009) (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows) (published by Konami)
- Six Flags Fun Park (2009) (Wii) (published by Ubisoft)
- Prison Break (2010) (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows) (published by Deep Silver, developed by ZootFly)
- "A Start-Up's Risky Niche: Movie-Based Videogames" from The Wall Street Journal
- Tim Ingham. "Brash Entertainment unveils top brass". mcvuk.com.
- Fritz, Ben (26 November 2008). "Brash fallout a cautionary tale". Variety. Retrieved 9 Sep 2012.
- Gamers to see SAW in 2009 - news - www.mcvuk.com
- Fritz, Ben (26 November 2008). "Brash Entertainment short on cash". Variety. Retrieved 9 Sep 2012.
- "Brash officially shutting down" from Variety