SuperBot Entertainment

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SuperBot Entertainment
Private
IndustryInteractive entertainment
Founded2009 (as Broodworks)
FounderChan Park
Defunct2014
Headquarters,
Key people
Chan Park
David Yang
Omar Kendall
ProductsPlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
ServicesVideo game development
OwnerIndependent
Websitewww.superbotentertainment.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

SuperBot Entertainment (formerly known as Broodworks) was an American independent video game company formed in 2009 by Shannon Studstill and Chan Park, who both worked for Sony Santa Monica.[1][2] The studio, based in Culver City, California, released their fighting game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on November 20, 2012 in North America, November 21, 2012 in Europe, November 22, 2012 in Australia, November 23, 2012 in the UK and January 31, 2013 in Japan.[3] The company, having gone dark since 2014, is considered defunct.

Company overview[edit]

The company was formed in 2009 by Sony Computer Entertainment. In early 2011, it was discovered that the studio was working on an un-announced "combat heavy" multiplayer title for the PlayStation 3.[4] In April 2012, it was revealed that the game would be titled PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, which released in November 2012 in most parts of the world.[5] After the release of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, in February 2013, Sony Computer Entertainment cut ties with the company due to inadequate sales.[6][7] SuperBot Entertainment moved on to mobile development, releasing Cuddlefish Friends’ in 2013.[8] SuperBot's website went offline in 2014 [9] and their social media went dark after a February 5, 2014 post saying they were hard at work on a Cuddlefish Friends’ sequel, which never saw the light of day. [10]

Games[edit]

Game Title Release Platform Notes
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale November, 2012 PlayStation 3 The PlayStation Vita version was ported by Bluepoint Games

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broodworks: new Santa Monica studio with focus on Sony handhelds | Joystiq". Joystiq.com. 2009-10-07. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
  2. ^ "SuperBot Entertainment - IGN". Ign.com. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
  3. ^ "SuperBot | Creating the Future of Entertainment". Superbotentertainment.com. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
  4. ^ ""Combat Heavy" PS3 Exclusive in the Works From SuperBot Entertainment". Playstationlifestyle.net. 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
  5. ^ "GT.TV's PS3-exclusive reveal is from SuperBot Entertainment - Gematsu". Gematsu.com. 2012-04-24. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
  6. ^ "Sony Severs Ties With PlayStation All-Stars Developer - Push Square". Pushsquare.com. 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
  7. ^ "Sony Cuts Ties With PlayStation All-Stars Creators, Studio's Fate In Question". Kotaku.com. 2013-02-04.
  8. ^ "CUDDLEFISH FRIENDS by Anna Knoebel , Section Studios , SuperBot Entertainment and Section Studios | Kirkus Reviews". Kirkus. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  9. ^ "SuperBot Website Archive". web.archive.org. 9 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Cuddle Fish Friends Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 16 February 2019.