Cyberdreams

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Cyberdreams
Industry Computer and video games
Fate Dissolved
Successor None
Founded 1990
Defunct 1997
Headquarters Calabasas, California
Key people
Rolf Klug (owner)
Patrick Ketchum (president, 1990-1995)
Paul Licari (general manager, 1995-1997)
Products Dark Seed series, I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
Parent MGM Interactive(de facto, 1995-1997)

Cyberdreams Interactive Entertainment was a video game publisher located in California that specialized in adventure games developed in collaboration with famous names from the fantasy, horror and science fiction genres between 1990 and 1997.

History[edit]

Patrick Ketchum, who had founded Datasoft before, founded the company in 1990. In 1995 an "internal shake-up" took place by which the investors removed management and installed a "turnaround management team" that should accomplish the transition to third-party publishing. Ketchum left the company and started a career as photographer. The company went defunct early in 1997.

Cyberdreams' most successful titles were Dark Seed, incorporating the art of H. R. Giger, and I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream, based upon Harlan Ellison's short story of the same name. Cyberdreams other published titles included CyberRace, a futuristic racing game using the vehicle designs of Syd Mead, Noir: A Shadowy Thriller, a film noir interactive movie, and a sequel to Dark Seed.

List of published titles[edit]

Titles announced by Cyberdreams but never completed include Hunters of Ralk, a role-playing video game designed by Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax,[1] and Wes Craven's Principles of Fear, based on a concept by film director Wes Craven.[2][3] Other announced, but unreleased games are Evolver,[4] an adaptation of Species,[5] Reverence,[6] and The Incredible Shrinking Character.[7] Only two survived with the help of other publishers: Ares Rising and Blue Heat. Reverence was also eventually leaked as a playable prototype.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 1995 Winter Consumer Electronic Show - Report - Coming Soon Magazine". Csoon.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Principles of Fear". Game-nostalgia.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Gamers Get a Taste of Fear". GameSpot.com. 2000-04-26. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  4. ^ "The Mugs of Sacrifice, pt. 5". IGN.com. 2000-11-13. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  5. ^ "MGM Interactive gets in bed with CyberDreams". Connection.ebscohost.com. 1995-12-04. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  6. ^ "Reverence". Thecomputershow.com. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  7. ^ "The Incredible Shrinking Character [Cancelled – PSX SAT PC]". Unseen64.net. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 
  8. ^ "U64!Leaks? — Reverence | PC | Leaked Playable Prototype: You". U64leaks.tumblr.com. 2015-12-17. Retrieved 2016-06-26. 

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