Tag Archives: licensing

Bits + Pixels acquires worldwide licensing rights to Ultra Ultra’s Echo

Licensing agency Bits + Pixels have picked up the worldwide licensing rights to Danish indie studio Ultra Ultra’s upcoming game Echo. The third-person sci-fi adventure is due for release in Q3 this year on PS4 and Steam after being Greenlit on the latter in 2016. The game takes place in …

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Atari extends RollerCoaster Tycoon license

The RollerCoaster Tycoon series will remain an Atari property until 2022. The announcement says that the agreement provides for investment and expansion of the series” and that Atari will continue to provide ongoing support across its RCT titles and the extension will benefit players with additional investment and product development …

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How professional sporting teams are turning to esports and what it means for the digital world

Widely regarded as a phenomenon only present within the gaming community, it has long been questioned whether esports can be classified as a ‘real sport’ by critics, a debate that’s been reignited by esports inclusion as a medalled sport in the 2022 Asian Games. To those outside the gaming arena, …

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MCV’s guide to the top merchandise firms and products

From indie outlets to worldwide distributors, we talk to the top merchandise firms in the industry. Fangamer Location: Tucson, Arizona (USA) Headcount: 24  Key brands:  Double Fine, Yacht Club ames, Undertale  Key contact: Customer relations and designer Laura Verdin, laura@fangamer.com Fangamer is a small community-focused US-based merchandise company, specialising in indie merch. Undertale, Yooka-Laylee, …

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Porsche confirmed for Gran Turismo Sport

Upcoming PS4 racer Gran Turismo Sport will boast a roster of Porsche cars thanks to a change in the manufacturer’s licensing situation. Sony has now officially confirmed the inclusion via Twitter. Sony has also offered US gamers the chance to sign up for the game’s upcoming closed beta. Applications can …

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The licensing game: Bits and Pixels

Last year, Konami alumni Sandra Arcan and Su-Yina Farmer decided to set up their own video game licensing company, Bits and Pixels.  At Konami, the duo – Arcan (pictured, right) in her role as senior manager of licensing and merchandise and Farmer (pictured, far right) as European comms manager – worked on …

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Rocket League is getting the toys treatment

Cars-meet-football title Rocket League will be getting a line of car toys this spring, after developer Psyonix partnered with creator of licensed collectibles Zag Toys. The line will include 12 pull-back racer cars (see below), which will each come inside a miniature Rocket Ball. Some of these mini-cars will also …

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Bigben has acquired the Test Drive brand

The Test Drive racing series has a new home. Bigben Interactive has announced that it has acquired the IP from Atari, with the intention being to develop new games in the Test Drive Unlimited series. Atari has retained the rights to sell existing games in the franchise. Bigben currently has …

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Porsche’s exclusivity deal with EA may have ended

The long-running agreement between EA and sports car manufacturer Porsche looks like it may have concluded. For several years Porsche has been largely missing from the rosters of the market’s largest racing games – that’s why you tend to often see cars from German company RUF, which bases its models …

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Nintendo and Universal Studios announce three theme parks

Universal Studios in Hollywood (LA), Orlando (Florida) and Osaka (Japan) will soon play host to dedicated Nintendo areas – which will surely be called Super Mario World, right? The parks will be joint creations from both Nintendo and Universal with the aim is making visitors feel as if they are …

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