Press Play (company)
Computer and video games
|Fate||Closed by Microsoft Studios Acquired by Flashbulb Games|
|Defunct||March 10, 2016|
|Owner||Microsoft (2012-2016) Flashbulb Games (2016-present)|
|Parent||Microsoft Studios (2012-2016)|
Press Play was a video game development studio based in central Copenhagen in Denmark. Since 2006, Press Play have released five titles, including the Max & the Magic Marker, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Kalimba.
In 2012 the studio was acquired by Microsoft and Press Play was then part of the Microsoft Studios family along with other studios like 343 Industries, Rare, Lionhead Studios, Turn 10 Studios and Twisted Pixel Games. On March 7, 2016 Microsoft announced the plan to close Press Play, and their title, Knoxville, was cancelled. On March 10, 2016 Press Play was officially closed by Microsoft Studios. After the closure, the founders of Press Play founded a new studio called Flashbulb Games, and is working on a new sandbox game called Trailmakers.
On November 10, 2016, Flashbulb acquired Press Play and its library of games to republish under the Flashbulb name including Kalimba, Tentacles: Enter the Mind, and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.
|Android||iOS||Mac OS||Nintendo DS||PSN||Wii||Microsoft Windows||Windows Phone||Xbox 360||Xbox One|
|Max & the Magic Marker||2010||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin||2012||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Max: The Curse of Brotherhood||2013||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Tentacles: Enter the Mind||2014||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|
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- "Flashbulb Games reboots Press Play titles". www.gamasutra.com. Retrieved 2019-01-10.