Press Play (company)
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Computer and video games
|Fate||Closed by Microsoft Studios|
|Defunct||March 10, 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 Lightbulb, and is working on a new sandbox game called Pioneers.
|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||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Tentacles: Enter the Mind||2014||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|
- Crapple, Craig (February 10, 2014). "From indie to in-house: Press Play's journey to becoming a first-party Microsoft studio". Develop. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
- Jarvis, Matthew (March 7, 2016). "Lionhead ceases Fable Legends development, considering closure". Develop. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
- Kerr, Chris (June 28, 2016). "Press Play co-founders regroup to form new studio, Lightbulb". Gamasutra. Retrieved June 29, 2016.