DotEmu

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DotEmu SAS
Private
Industry Video game industry
Founded 2007; 11 years ago (2007)
Founders
  • Xavier Liard
  • Romain Tisserand
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people
Cyrille Imbert (CEO)
Website dotemu.com

DotEmu SAS is a French video game developer and publisher based in Paris, founded in 2007 by Xavier Liard and Romain Tisserand.

History[edit]

DotEmu was founded by Xavier Liard and Romain Tisserand in 2007.[1] The company's offices are located in Paris, close to the Folies Bergère.[1]

In April 2010, DotEmu launched a new digital distribution service that would sell games without digital rights management, akin to Good Old Games.[2]

In March 2017, DotEmu announced that their online store would be closed down on 1 June that year.[3] The company cited a too strong market competition and their focus shiting towards game development rather than game distribution.[4][5] In September 2017, DotEmu founders Liard and Tisserand sold their company an unnamed, private investor.[6] Subsequently, in October 2014, Cyrille Imbert became as DotEmu's chief executive officer.[1] Liard and Tisserand later founded a new video game publisher, Playdigious, in September 2015.[7]

In March 2018, DotEmu announced the creation of The Arcade Crew, a publishing label that would support small development teams.[8][9]

Games[edit]

Year Title
2008 Nicky Boom
Krypton Egg
2009 Ishar + Ishar 2
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
Ishar Compilation
Golvellius
Nicky 2
2010 Gobliiins Pack
Dráscula: The Vampire Strikes Back
Raptor: Call of the Shadows
R-Type
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director's Cut
Gobliiins
Avenging Spirit
2011 Red Baron Pack
The Last Express: Collectors Edition
Earth Defense Force
64th Street: A Detective Story
X-Men
P47 Thunderbolt
Irem Arcade Hits
Rod Land
Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition
2012 Metal Slug 3
Final Fantasy VII
The Last Express
Rayman Jungle Run
Raiden Legacy
Metal Slug
2013 Metal Slug 2
Metal Slug X
The Last Express: Gold Edition
Double Dragon Trilogy
2014 R-Type II
Little Big Adventure
Final Fantasy IV
Sanitarium
2015 Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition
Ys Chronicles 1
Battle Fantasia: Revised Edition
Little Big Adventure: Enhanced Edition
Little Big Adventure Bundle
2016 The King of Fighters 2000
Shock Troopers
The Last Blade
Pulstar
Fatal Fury Special
Samurai Shodown V Special
Ironclad
Twinkle Star Sprites
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Blazing Star
Baseball Stars 2
Art of Fighting 2
Sengoku 3
Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream
Ys Chronicles II
Pang Adventures
Neo Turf Masters
Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad
2017 Ys Origin
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap
King of the Monsters
The King of Fighters 2002
Samurai Shodown II
Windjammers
2019 Windjammers 2[10]
TBA Streets of Rage 4[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Blanchard, Nicolas (30 May 2018). "DotEmu: l'avenir dans le rétro". Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace (in French).
  2. ^ "Birds Of A Feather: DotEmu Beta". rockpapershotgun.com. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  3. ^ "DotEmu is closing its online store, games will will{sic) be gone on June 1". pcgamer.com. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  4. ^ "DotEmu closing its own online store". rockpapershotgun.com. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  5. ^ "DotEmu's online store is closing". mcvuk.com. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  6. ^ "DotEmu Founders Sell Company and Form Playdigious, Announce First Project 'Pix the Cat' from Pastagames". toucharcade.com. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  7. ^ "DotEmu founders launch new publisher Playdigious". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  8. ^ McAloon, Alissa. "Dotemu opens new publishing label to support small creative devs". gamasutra.com. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Dotemu assembling The Arcade Crew". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Windjammers 2 is coming to PC next year". pcgamer.com. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Streets of Rage 4 is coming". polygon.com. Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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