SuperBot Entertainment

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SuperBot Entertainment
Private
Industry Interactive entertainment
Founded 2009 (as Broodworks)
Founder Chan Park
Headquarters Culver City, California, U.S.
Key people
Chan Park
David Yang
Omar Kendall
Products PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Services Video game development
Owner Independent
Website www.superbotentertainment.com

SuperBot Entertainment (formerly known as Broodworks) is 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 is currently working on a new intellectual property.

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] Although many speculated that the company had closed, it was revealed in April 2013 that the company had begun work on a new intellectual property.[8][9]

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. ^ "PlayStation All-Stars Developer Working on a New Intellectual Property - Push Square". Pushsquare.com. 2013-04-15. 
  9. ^ "Superbot 'substantially' smaller after Sony split, working on new IP | Joystiq". Joystiq.com. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-06-03.