Backbone Entertainment was an American video game developer based in Emeryville, California. The company was formed in 2003 as the result of a merger between developers Digital Eclipse and ImaginEngine. In 2005, Backbone merged with The Collective to form Foundation 9 Entertainment
Backbone Entertainment was an American video game developer based in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Created on February 19, 2003, it is the result of the merger of ImaginEngine and Digital Eclipse Software, Inc. effective on January 1, 2004. Backbone Entertainment is the result of a 2003 merger between Digital Eclipse Software and ImaginEngine. Digital Eclipse specialized in arcade game ...
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Backbone Entertainment is the result of a 2003 merger between Digital Eclipse Software and ImaginEngine. Digital Eclipse specialized in arcade game emulation and handheld video games, and formerly had studios in Emeryville, California and Vancouver, British Columbia. ImaginEngine specializes in children's software, formerly having studios in San Francisco, California and Boston, Massachusetts. The San Francisco and Emeryville teams were combined at the Emeryville location upon execution of the merger. One of their first franchise projects as Backbone Entertainment was Death Jr., for the PSP. They have also produced a sequel, Death, Jr. II: Root of Evil, and a Nintendo DS version of the franchise entitled Death Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom. When Death Jr. was first announced, the CEO of Backbone spoke on making DJ a full-featured franchise, with comic books, a TV show, action figures, and more. According to GameRankings, the average review score for the three games in the franchi...
1. The Disney Afternoon Collection (2017) - Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC 2. Mega Man Legacy Collection (2015) - Xbox One, PlayStation 4, 3DS, and PC 3. The Simpsons Arcade Game(2012) - XBLA, PSN 4. X-Men(2010) - Emeryville - XBLA, PSN 5. Shinobi(2009) - Emeryville - XBLA 6. Space Invaders Extreme(2009) - Vancouver - XBLA 7. Cyberball 2072(2007) - Vancouver - XBLA 8. Gyruss(2007) - Vancouver - XBLA 9. Paperboy(2007) - Vancouver - XBLA 10. Root Beer Tapper(2007) - Vancouver - XBLA 11. Rush'n...
Part of Digital Eclipse's work include their own Eclipse Engine, a tool that allows them to decompile the code from older games into machine-readable format that is then used by the Eclipse Engine to play them on modern systems. While it may take some extra work by the company to decompile the older game into the proper format one time, this approach allows them to rapidly port the Eclipse version to any modern gaming system, including computer, console, or portable/mobile device with a minim...
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This is crap. Digital Eclipse deserves its own Wikipedia entry... it's been around for over a decade now, and its logo still appears in recently released video games. Mergers or not, the company still exists as its own entity and should be recognized as such. --M.Neko06:53, 21 November 2006 (UTC) I would really adore if I could make a wiki entry for Digital Eclipse as well, since it is one of the companies that I've seen which markets their specialists by emulation, so someone get on that. --Alex 10:44, 10 September 2007 Backbone is not a Canadian game developer. The main office is in Emeryville, California. Time to stop the edit war, you're wrong.22.214.171.124 (talk) 09:36, 30 May 2009 (UTC) Seriously, the Vancouver office is closed, it's not a Canadian company126.96.36.199 (talk) 20:14, 21 August 2009 (UTC) 1. Page edited to clarify the (formerly) Canadian aspect of Backbone Entertainment. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 03:50, 20 December 2009 (UTC) T...
Okay, this article needs to be split between Digital Eclipse and Backbone. That's the first thing. Another thing happens to be that many Digital Eclipse games were made way before the list here presents anything. In fact, I have a different solution/suggestion: combine all companies of this company under one very detailed article. I was going to edit this article, but it's too lame for me to want to invest the time. I do small edits, and only give a damn about the Super Mario Bros. Super Show entry. But I do know that there's a hell of lot more stuff on Digital Eclipse, like doing the Arcade's Greatest Hits series for Midway. Coffee5binky (talk) 14:40, 26 December 2009 (UTC)
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Backbone Entertainment was an American video game developer based in Emeryville, California. The company was formed in 2003 as the result of a merger between developers Digital Eclipse and ImaginEngine. In 2005, Backbone merged with The Collective to form Foundation 9 Entertainment.
Digital Eclipse is an American video game developer based in Emeryville, California. Founded by Andrew Ayre in 1992, the company found success developing commercial emulations of arcade games for Game Boy Color. In 2003, the company merged with ImaginEngine and created Backbone Entertainment. A group of Digital Eclipse employees split off from Backbone to form Other Ocean Interactive, which, in 2015, bought and revived the Digital Eclipse brand. Among its staff is video game preservation special