Payday devs plans to bring Defender of the Crown, Wings and more to StarVR

Starbreeze acquires entire Cinemaware IP library

Starbreeze has purchased all of the intellectual property previously owned by US-based games firm Cinemaware.

The acquisition cost the Swedish studio a not too shabby €525,000 and gives them rights to a variety of long-absent video games IP. The library, which is fully listed below, includes classic medieval adventure Defender of the Crown.

Bo Andersson Klint, CEO of the Payday developer, says that many of these brands will be brought to StarVR, the firm’s virtual reality platform.

"Defender of the Crown is one of the games that made me and many others at Starbreeze go into the gaming industry all those years ago," he said. "For many, Cinemaware set the bar for fun and immersive gaming in the Atari and Amiga era.

"For us, as a developer, it will be a pleasure to re-energize and bring these great brands into the new era of VR and other platforms. The classic Cinemaware games are concepts that still in this day are epic imaginations. We will make them excel in excellent VR experiences at our location-based IMAX centers."

Starbreeze recently acquired the full rights to the Payday series from publisher 505 Games.

The full list of IP Starbreeze has acquired included:

  • The Cinemaware brand
  • Defender of the Crown
  • Wings
  • The King of Chicago
  • Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon
  • Lords of the Rising Sun
  • Rocket Ranger
  • It Came from the Desert
  • It Came from the Desert II: Antheads
  • SDI
  • TV Sports: Basketball
  • TV Sports: Baseball
  • TV Sports: Boxing
  • TV Sports: Football
  • TV Sports: Hockey

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