Kaboom Studios

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Kaboom Studios Limited (formerly Geoff Brown Holdings Limited) was a British holding company established by Geoff Brown in 1996 to pursue video game development. The company was started through the acquisition a 75% stake in Silicon Dreams Studio, a video game developer founded by Brown in March 1994, as in-house development team for his publishing company, U.S. Gold, until the entire CentreGold umbrella (including U.S. Gold and Silicon Dreams) was sold to Eidos Interactive in April 1996,[1] in December 1996.[2] In January 1997, Brown also acquired Attention to Detail, and a motion capture studio Audiomotion, as well as another developer, Pivotal Games, were founded under the Kaboom umbrella in 1997 and March 2000, respectively.[3] In 2003, Kaboom Studios faced major financial struggles, resulsting in the colsure of Attention to Detail and Silicon Dreams Studio on 28 August 2003 and 3 September 2003, respectively.[4][5]


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