The Hollywood-based game company with a focus on movie games has reportedly shut down after a year and a half of existence.
The LA Times is reporting that the Hollywood-based video game company, Brash Entertainment, has closed its doors as of last Friday.
Emerging a year and a half ago promising "to reinvent games based on movies and television shows," Brash learned the hard way that video games and movies do not operate on the same schedule. After the company's first few games fell flat, their investors slowly began to back out, beginning with the head of Legendary Pictures in the spring and continuing all the way until last month when Larry Shapiro, Brash's chief creative officer, quit to join Oddworld Inhabitants.
Brash Entertainment only released four games over the past year, beginning with Alvin & The Chipmunks and continuing with Jumper: Griffin's Story, Space Chimps, and Six Flags: Fun Park. All but the last game was based off of a film property. Brash is still slated to release a game based off of the upcoming film, Tales of Desperaux this December. It is unlikely that the company's promised game based off of the Saw film franchise will ever see the light of day.
Earlier this year, Brash announced that they were going to be working with Factor 5 on an unspecified game slated to be revealed at E3 2008 and set to release in 2010. However, the game announcement never came. It was rumored in a recent issue of Variety that the game was based off of DC Comics' Superman. Variety also lists other properties that Brash Entertainment held the license for that they never officially announced such as Prison Break, Night at the Museum 2, Clash of the Titans, and Frank Miller's 300.