Other Ocean Interactive

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Other Ocean Interactive
FormerlyBackbone Charlottetown (2006–2007)
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
Founded6 February 2006; 16 years ago (2006-02-06) in Charlottetown, Canada
FounderAndrew Ayre
Headquarters,
Canada
Key people
Andrew Ayre (CEO)
Parent
DivisionsOther Ocean Emeryville
Websiteotherocean.com

Other Ocean Interactive is a Canadian-American video game developer based in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Emeryville, California.[1][2] Originally founded in 2006 in Charlottetown, as a studio for Foundation 9 Entertainment, the studio was spun off as Other Ocean Interactive in May 2007. Since then, it has made eight games itself and has been involved in the development of 40 other games.

History[edit]

Foundation 9 Entertainment, at the time the largest independent video game developer in North America, announced on 6 February 2006 that it was opening Backbone Charlottetown, a new internal studio based in Charlottetown, Canada.[3] When co-founder Andrew Ayre left Foundation 9 a year later, he bought out and became the sole owner of the Backbone Charlottetown studio, which was renamed Other Ocean Interactive that May.[4][5] By 2008, the company established headquarters in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.[6]

Games developed[edit]

Other Ocean Interactive developed the following games:

Year Title Platform(s) Notes
2008 Super Monkey Ball iPhone
2010 Dark Void Zero Nintendo DSiWare
Puffins: Let's Race! Nintendo DS
Puffins: Let's Fish!
Puffins: Let's Roll!
2011 Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection Xbox LIVE Arcade
Spider-Man: Edge of Time Nintendo DS
Iron Brigade Windows
2012 The Simpsons: Tapped Out Android
Stacking Windows
Poptropica Adventures Nintendo DS
The Amazing Spider-Man
2013 Gunstringer: Dead Man Running Windows
2014 Hexic Windows 8.1

Windows Phone

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation iOS

Android

Involved in development
Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels PlayStation 3

Xbox 360

Involved in development
Costume Quest 2 Wii U
NBA Rush iOS Involved in development
2015 #IDARB Windows

Xbox One

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist PlayStation 4

Windows

Xbox One

Involved in development
2016 Giant Cop: Justice Above All Windows VR title for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift
Super Time Force Ultra PlayStation Vita
2017 Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition New Nintendo 3DS
2019 Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist Nintendo Switch Involved in development
Project Winter Windows
MediEvil PlayStation 4 Remake of the 1998 title MediEvil
TBA Cloudy Mountain Intellivision Amico
Night Stalker

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bitti, Mary Teresa (20 March 2011). "Fostering entrepreneurial spirit — in every employee". National Post.
  2. ^ Smellie, Sarah (2 January 2018). "Atlantic Canadian company taking gamers through the Rick and Morty multiverse". CBC. Archived from the original on 2 December 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  3. ^ Carless, Simon (6 February 2006). "Foundation 9 To Open New Canadian Studio". Gamasutra. Archived from the original on 14 April 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  4. ^ Bartlett, Dave (2 July 2010). "Two Newfoundland natives making waves in video game industry". SaltWire Network. Archived from the original on 29 January 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  5. ^ Boyer, Brandon (25 May 2007). "Foundation 9 Co-Founder Departs, Opens Other Ocean". Gamasutra. Archived from the original on 3 May 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  6. ^ Collins, Dillon (8 August 2018). "Made Right Here: Other Ocean". Newfoundland Herald. Archived from the original on 29 January 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2020.

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