Time Warner Interactive

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Time Warner Interactive
Division of Time Warner
IndustryVideo games
FateMerged into Atari Games (1996)
SuccessorWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
FoundedJune 23, 1993; 26 years ago (1993-06-23) (as Time Warner Consumer Products)
DefunctMarch 29, 1996; 23 years ago (1996-03-29)
Headquarters
2210 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91506[1][2]
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Products
OwnerTime Warner
ParentTime Warner

Time Warner Interactive (Group) (TWI) was a studio within Time Warner which developed video games. It was formed in 1993 after Time Warner bought a controlling interest in Atari Games, and was active until 1996 when WMS Industries, the owners of the Williams, Bally and Midway arcade brands, bought the company.

This studio was previously known as Tengen, the consumer division of Atari Games. Atari Games would continue to operate under its own name until March 29, 1996, when both it and Time Warner Interactive were bought by WMS Industries and was renamed Midway Games West in 1999.

Time Warner Interactive, was responsible for games, such as Rise of the Robots, Primal Rage and T-MEK.

Time Warner also bought the UK publisher Renegade Software in 1995 and kept it independent as Warner Interactive Entertainment. Both subsidiaries were short-lived; Time Warner Interactive was formed from the Atari Games acquisition in 1993 and sold to WMS Industries on March 29, 1996,[3] while Warner Interactive Entertainment existed only two years before being sold to GT Interactive in 1997, and Time Warner Interactive Japan dissolved in the same year due to Midway not seeing the potential of releasing games in Japan due to how very costly it is for Midway to have a Japanese video game studio in their hands.

List of games[edit]

Release Date Title Platform Developer Publisher
1993 Fire Power 2000 Sega Genesis
NoN
1993 Batman Returns Sega CD
NoN
1994 T-MEK Arcade, Sega 32X
NoN
1994 Dick Vitale's "Awesome Baby" College Hoops Sega Genesis
NoN
NoN
1994 Generations Lost Sega Genesis
NoN
1994 The Lawnmower Man Sega Genesis, Sega CD
NoN
1994 Red Zone Sega Genesis
NoN
1994 Rise of the Robots Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS, Sega Genesis, SNES, Game Gear, 3DO, CD-i, Arcade
NoN
1994 Chuck Jones' Peter and the Wolf PC
NoN
1994 RBI Baseball '94 Game Gear
NoN
1994 RBI Baseball '95 Sega 32X
NoN
1994 Tama: Adventurous Ball in Giddy Labyrinth Sega Saturn, PlayStation
NoN
NoN
1995 Cheese Cat-astrophe starring Speedy Gonzalez Game Gear, Master System
NoN
1995 Virtua Racing Sega Saturn
NoN
1995 Wayne Gretzky and the NHLPA All-Stars Sega Genesis, Super NES
NoN
NoN
1995 Primal Rage PlayStation
NoN
1995 Race Drivin' Sega Saturn
NoN
NoN
1995 Hoop it Up World Tour 3 on 3 the Game Arcade
NoN
1996 Return Fire PlayStation
NoN
1997 Shinrei Jusatsushi Tarōmaru Sega Saturn
NoN
NoN

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Primal Rage - PC Review". Coming Soon Magazine. 1995. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Peter and the Wolf cover of instructions booklet
  3. ^ Webb, Marcus (June 1996). "WMS Acquires Time Warner/Atari Games". Next Generation. No. 18. Imagine Media. p. 26.

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