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Zoo Publishing may already own the rights to Empire Interactive's IP (having bought the fallen company's catalog last month), but it doesn't own any of the company's current physical stock. This means there's a warehouse somewhere in Birmingham, England filled with the defunct company's retail soft...

June 9th 2009 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Following the publisher's descent into administration earlier this week, Empire Interactive's games catalog and intellectual property rights have been sold to Zoo Publishing, Edge Online reports. As a result of the purchase, US-based Zoo can re-release titles, port them to other platforms and creat...

May 7th 2009 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Twenty-year-old UK publisher Empire Interactive has confirmed that the company has entered into administration (which is like bankruptcy, if bankruptcy put vinegar on its french fries and called them chips). Forty-nine members of the staff will be let go while six will stay on to help administrator...

May 5th 2009 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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Empire Interactive owner Silverstar Holdings has informed employees today that they'll be found "redundant" and the company is going into "administration." Translation in American: Workers best be findin' some new McJobs to put cheddar on their burgers. MCV reports that an email circulated earlier...

April 28th 2009 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Empire Interactive (Pipemania, FlatOut) is the next game company to be hit hard by the global recession. MCVUK reports the British developer has fallen into administration and its entire staff is expected to be laid-off. Sources tell Joystiq that Empire is in financial trouble because suppliers an...

April 27th 2009 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Empire Interactive sent out new screens of its Jagged Alliance remake today, causing a unique variety of nostalgia. We're used to stuff like Mega Man 9 and Retro Game Challenge giving us the feeling of being back in the 80s, but we have as yet experienced very little nostalgia for mid-90s PC gaming....

February 19th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Empire Interactive has recently snatched up the rights to make Mensa-themed games for consoles, handhelds, PCs and Macs. While further details on these upcoming titles are scarce, the ultra-elite group of brainiacs assures us that these new games will "foster intelligence." Judging by that statemen...

February 12th 2009 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Download to PSP Perhaps you've heard so much about Pipemania within the last few days that you're just ready to go under the kitchen sink and take the plumbing apart in anticipation. Well, okay, maybe not that far. But, hey, if you've been wanting more, then we've got it. Here's an exclusive trailer...

August 27th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Rumored M.I.A. since former publisher Strategy First canceled all of its DS titles, the Jagged Alliance port for the DS has returned with a release scheduled for 2009! Have a look at the game's soldiers of fortune in the gallery below!Strategy First is still helping Cypron Studios (Command and Destr...

August 26th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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If you've read our hands-on with Pipemania last week, you may have noticed that we had information regarding an exact price and date for the game. While the release date of September 30 was dead on accurate, we were apparently communicated with the wrong pricing. Chalk it up to a common case of stor...

August 26th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Laying down pipes is a tough job. It's not only for overweight guys with a problem keeping their butt cracks covered up, it's a job for puzzle lovers and thinkers, too. Don't agree? Well, if so, that's because you haven't played Pipemania yet. We've put in some time with the pipe-centric puzzler, p...

August 22nd 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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We've recently had the chance to catch producer Ben Wilkins and Empire Interactive's Director of project management P.J. Snavely for a little Q&A session on their latest multiplat puzzle game, Pipe Mania. The game is a remake of the classic 1989 title with a legion of new game modes and gamepla...

August 8th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments