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Crave? Who the hell are Crave?

18 February, 2008 at 1:00am | Life, My Games

This afternoon, I was checking out eBay for the Gamecube version of the first game I worked on. I’ve pretty much every copy of all my games for each platform, but I didn’t have an NTSC Gamecube one of this title. I spotted a few at decent prices, but I was suprised to see that there were actually two different versions on offer. One from ‘AKA’ Akklaim (a moniker Acclaim adopted to be ‘down with the kids’), and one from a company named Crave Entertainment.

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I’ve never heard of Crave, nor that they ever published my game. A bit of googling later, and indeed it looks like they paid $120k for rights to the game. I’m not sure what to make of Crave, with such titles as The Bible Game under their belt, I’m dubious as to whether they can be considered a quality publisher.

It looks like they only ever re-released it on Gamecube, I can’t find any for the Xbox or PS2. The copy I ended up purchasing from eBay was the Crave one, for $10. I’ll be curious to see what the manual looks like. But I guess until I get a Wii (again), I won’t know what the actual game differences are, if any… There was a bunch of movies and legal screens which had Acclaim logos in. But I’d be really surprised though if they managed to get hold of the old code and data and replace that stuff.

One thing is for sure, I didn’t see a penny of royalties! 🙂

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