Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
September 1, 2014
arrowPress Releases
September 1, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Report: Brash Entertainment To Close
Report: Brash Entertainment To Close
November 14, 2008 | By David Jenkins

November 14, 2008 | By David Jenkins
Comments
    2 comments
More: Console/PC



Movie-focused game publisher Brash Entertainment is to close completely, according to the latest reports from Hollywood trade paper Variety.

The news cites unnamed sources, but Variety has been following the progress of the company since its inception, and was the first to break the news that a number of executives exited the company including co-founder Thomas Tull, chief creative officer Larry Shapiro and more than 20 other staff.

Brash was originally established with a $400 million financing deal, and claims to have gained the use of more than forty film licenses through partnerships with five major film studios. Its first three games have all performed poorly with critics although Alvin and the Chipmunks did sell relatively well.

According to Variety, the departures have been enough to ensure that the entire company will be ceasing operations as of today. The report says investors have pulled out of the company, causing an insurmountable cash flow problem.

Brash has already announced a number of new titles including Six Flags, The Tale of Despereaux and Saw. Other unannounced titles are rumored to include 300, Where the Wild Things Are, Clash of the Titans and Night at the Museum 2.


Related Jobs

Infinity Ward / Activision
Infinity Ward / Activision — Woodland Hills, California, United States
[08.30.14]

Senior AI Engineer
Infinity Ward / Activision
Infinity Ward / Activision — Woodland Hills, California, United States
[08.30.14]

Lead Tools Engineer - Infinity Ward
AtomJack
AtomJack — Seattle, Washington, United States
[08.29.14]

Level Designer
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank , California, United States
[08.29.14]

Senior Engine Programmer










Comments


Lo Pan
profile image
My best to those losing their jobs - especially in this economy. Another poor business plan/model coupled with poor executive management.

Paul Lazenby
profile image
Sad to see people lose jobs, but most viewed this as a failed plan from day 1. Upper management had little experience in actual game development, which was a huge problem. They also lacked expertise in basic management skills - all this according to both friends I had who go out earlier.


none
 
Comment: