Gameware buys Creature Labs assets

Animal rights.

All the IP rights and assets formerly owned by the now defunct Creature Labs (and parent company Cyberlife Technology) have been successfully acquired by Gameware Europe, which also retains many of its staff by the sound of this press release. Amongst the rights now owned by Gameware are those to the various Creatures titles (1, 2, 3, Adventures, Playground and Docking Station) and erstwhile 16-bit platform hero James Pond.

"Creature Labs was one of many excellent UK Studios hit hard by the present market conditions. I am delighted to have the opportunity to create a new company dedicated, not only to the continuing development of the innovative Creatures series, but also toward the ongoing creation of these uniquely entertaining A.I. concepts for television and mobile-phones," said CEO Jeremy Cooke. "Our first priority is to get the Internet-based offering, Creatures Docking Station, back on-line and assure the loyal fan-base of our intention to continue to provide them with entertaining Creatures concepts."

Creature Labs was also responsible for conversions of games like Ms. Pac-Man, Dig Dug and the PC version of Silent Hill 2 for Konami.

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