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Encyclopedia > Eidos Interactive
Eidos Interactive
Type Subsidiary
Founded 1990
Headquarters Wimbledon, London, England
Key people Stephen Bernard Streater (Founder [Eidos]),
Phil Rogers (Eidos Inc. CEO)
Industry Interactive entertainment
Revenue £179.1 million GBP (2006)
Operating income £28.8 million GBP (2006)
Net income £8.1 million GBP (2006)
Owner SCi Entertainment Group
Employees 600
Website www.eidos.com

Eidos Interactive is a publisher of video and computer games with its parent company based in England. It is now part of the Eidos Group of Companies and is a subsidiary of SCi Entertainment Group PLC that is publicly-traded on the London Stock Exchange. A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... This article is about the year. ... , This article is about the district of London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Stephen Bernard Streater (born 1965) is a British technology entrepreneur. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... GBP redirects here. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... GBP redirects here. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... GBP redirects here. ... SCi (originally The Sales Curve and later Sales Curve Interactive) is a [[England|] video game publisher. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... SCi (originally Sales Curve Interactive) is a videogames software development house based in the United Kingdom. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ...


Its most well-known game series include Tomb Raider, Hitman, Commandos, Deus Ex, Legacy of Kain, Thief, and Fear Effect. Tomb Raider logo. ... This article is about the video game series. ... Promotional artwork for the Commandos series. ... This article is about the video game. ... Legacy of Kain is a series of video games developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Eidos Interactive. ... Thief is a series of mainly first-person computer games where the player takes the role of Garrett, a thief in a steampunk world resembling a cross between the Late Middle Ages and the Victorian era, with some primitive technology thrown in. ... Fear Effect is an action game for the PlayStation. ...

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History

Eidos plc, later to become the parent company of Eidos Interactive, was founded in 1990 as a company specialising in video compression and non-linear editing systems, particularly for Acorn Archimedes computers. Following a series of rights issues and a strongly rising share price, Eidos plc undertook a series of acquisitions in the games sector, starting with the acquisition of the PC games companies Domark Group Limited (Domark), Simis and Big Red Software in 1995 through a reverse takeover. At the time, Domark was known for 3D Construction Kit, Championship Manager, Hard Drivin', and many other games. Domark (by far the largest of the set), Simis and Big Red were combined into Eidos Interactive. In 1996, with the success of the Sony Playstation imminent, Eidos plc acquired CentreGold plc (which included US Gold and Centresoft). Centresoft was sold back in an MBO. US Gold included the valuable asset of Core Design (probably best known for Tomb Raider, Chuck Rock, Curse of Enchantia, Heimdall, Rick Dangerous, Cybercon III, and E-Motion). A further series of acquisitions and skilful use of capital meant that Eidos plc (now almost entirely consisting of Eidos Interactive) was the fastest growing company in the world in the 1990s, with the share price rising over 400 times from its 1993 low to its 1999 high. Video compression refers to making a digital video signal use less data, without noticeably reducing the quality of the picture. ... A non-linear editing system is a video editing or audio editing system that can perform random access on the source material. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Domark was a computer and video games software house based in Britain. ... Simis was a computer game development company founded by Jonathan Newth and Ian Baverstock in 1989. ... A reverse takeover occurs when a publicly-traded smaller company acquires ownership of a larger company. ... 3D Construction Kit (US, Canada & Israel release title: Virtual Reality Studio[3]), also known as 3D Virtual Studio, is a utility for creating 3D worlds in Freescape. ... Championship Manager is a series of English computer games, the first of which was released in 1992. ... Hard Drivin is an arcade game that invite players to test drive a high-powered sports car on a stunt course. ... MBO is an acronym for management buyout, or a leveraged buyout conducted by a companys existing management. ... Core Design is a video game developer best known for creating the popular Tomb Raider series. ... This article is about the original video game. ... Chuck Rock (Genesis version) Chuck Rock is the name of a video game released for various home computer and console systems and produced by Virgin Interactive. ... Curse of Enchantia is a fantasy point-and-click adventure game with comedic elements, created by Core Design, and initially released in 1992 for DOS and Amiga systems. ... Heimdall is an action-adventure computer game developed by a team called The Eighth Day and published by Core Design. ... Rick Dangerous was the character in two platform games released by Core Design (the makers of Tomb Raider) in the 80s. ... E-Motion is a computer game published by US Gold in the late 1980s. ...


The company was planning to bring out a RISC OS powered games console prior to the collapse of Acorn Computers as a vendor and the sale of the OS to Pace Micro Technology. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... forever . ... Pace Micro Technology Plc is a British manufacturer of set top boxes for digital and analogue satellite television, founded in 1982. ...


The company maintains offices all around the world, including the United States, Germany, France, Australia and Japan.


On August 3, 2004, the Wall Street Journal reported that Eidos was in preliminary discussions with a small number of companies in relation of a possible business combinations. In early March 2005 Eidos admitted that cash reserves had dwindled to £11.9m during the second half of 2004 and pre-tax losses had grown to £29m. is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ... ← - 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in March • 31 – Terri Schiavo • 30 – Mitch Hedberg • 29 – Johnnie Cochran • 27 – Wilfred Bigelow • 26 – Paul Hester • 26 – James Callaghan • 21 – Jeff Weise • 21 – Bobby Short • 19 – John De Lorean • 18 – Gary Bertini • 17 – George F... Money creation is the process by which money is produced or issued. ...


On March 21, 2005 Eidos received a takeover bid from Elevation Partners, the private equity firm owned by former Electronic Arts president John Riccitiello and with a number of notable partners, including U2's lead singer Bono. This takeover valued the company at £71m ($135m), and would inject £23m in order to keep the company solvent in the short term. is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elevation Partners is a private equity firm that invests in intellectual property and media and entertainment companies. ... Private equity is a broad term that refers to any type of equity investment in an asset in which the equity is not freely tradable on a public stock market. ... Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ...


On 22 March, Eidos received a second takeover bid from the British games manufacturer SCi Entertainment. SCi offered £74m ($139m), and tabled a restructuring plan to cut £14m from annual costs. To fund this takeover, SCi proposed to sell £60m worth of stock. Eventually, in late April, Elevation Partners formally withdrew its offer, leaving the way clear for SCi. The takeover was finalized on 16 May 2005. SCi (originally Sales Curve Interactive) is a videogames software development house based in the United Kingdom. ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Since the SCi purchase, the vast majority of the old Eidos management have been let go. SCi have left their Battersea Office and moved into the old Eidos office on the second floor of Wimbledon Bridge House, 1 Hartfield Road, Wimbledon. Eidos announced on February 15, 2007 that they will open a new studio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada responsible for "new undisclosed next-generation projects". Eidos Montreal is developing a new game in the Deus Ex franchise.[1][2] Battersea is a place in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... , This article is about the district of London. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ...


Ian Livingstone was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for "Services to the Computer Games Industry" in the New Year Honours List 2006 as was Jane Cavanagh in the New Year Honours List 2007. Ian Livingstone (born December 1949 in Prestbury, England) is an English fantasy author and entrepreneur. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals personal bravery, achievement or service to the United Kingdom. ...


On 4 September 2007 the board of SCi Entertainment confirmed recent speculation that the company has been approached with a view to making an offer.[3] On 10 January 2008 SCi announced take over and/or merger talks had been halted.[4] As a result, the share price dropped by over 50%. Major investors called for the resignation of key personnel, including Jane Cavanagh, over this issue as well as delays to key titles.[5] On January 18, 2008 CEO Jane Cavanagh, Bill Ennis and Rob Murphy left the company.[6] is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Development Studios

Wholly-Owned

Crystal Dynamics is an American video game developer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... IO Interactive is a Danish computer game developer currently owned by Eidos Interactive. ...

Partial-Owned

  • Rocksteady UK (25.1%)

Games

25 To Life is a third-person shooter video game for Windows, PlayStation 2 and Xbox released in 2006. ... Championship Manager 5 is the fifth installment of the popular Championship Manager series of football management computer games. ... Chili Con Carnage is an action/adventure third-person shooter video game. ... Chuck Rock (Genesis version) Chuck Rock is the name of a video game released for various home computer and console systems and produced by Virgin Interactive. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Deathtrap Dungeon is a Fighting Fantasy role-playing gamebook published by Myriador Ltd. ... This article is about the video game. ... Deux Ex: Invisible War is a computer game. ... Fear Effect is an action game for the PlayStation. ... Fighting Force is a 1997 3D beat em up developed by Core Design and published by Eidos in the same lines of classics such as Streets of Rage and Double Dragon. ... Fighting Force 2 is an RPG made for the Sega MegaDrive II/Genesis, a sequel (although not related in storyline) to Fighting Force, with much enhanced graphics and a better control system. ... Gangsters (1998) is a game by Eidos Interactive. ... Gangsters 2(2001) is a PC Computer Game developed by Hothouse Creations and Eidos Interactive designed by Peter Morland & Rob Davies. ... 47 disguised. ... 47 disguised. ... 47 disguised. ... 47 disguised. ... Imperial Glory is a Napoleonic Era real-time tactics (RTT) game developed by Pyro Studios and published by Eidos that was released to the public in May 2005. ... Infernal is an upcoming 3rd person action game being produced by Playlogic International for the PC and Xbox 360. ... Just Cause is a third-person sandbox video game developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. ... Legacy of Kain is a series of video games developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Eidos Interactive. ... Mad Maestro is a Japanese rhythm game for the Playstation 2, developed by Desert Productions and released in the U.S. by Eidos Interactive in 2002. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the action known as Pocket Pool and is not related to the game of pool which generally refers to billiards games such as 8-ball, 9-ball, or Straight pool. ... Praetorians is a 3D real-time strategy game developed by Pyro Studios, based on Julius Caesars campaigns. ... Not to be confused with Eden Project. ... . The article title conflicts with an existing namespace. ... Revenant is an action-RPG computer game by Cinematix Studios, released in 1999 by the publisher Eidos Interactive. ... Reservoir Dogs is a video game based on the Quentin Tarantino film of the same name. ... Startopia is a computer game from Mucky Foot Productions (formed by ex-Bullfrog employees) and published by Eidos in 2001, in which the player takes the role of the administrator of various derelict space stations with the task of rebuilding them to their former states. ... Thief is a series of mainly first-person computer games where the player takes the role of Garrett, a thief in a fantasy/steampunk world resembling a cross between the Late Middle Ages and the Victorian era, with some primitive technology thrown in. ... For the race of creatures from the series see: TimeSplitters (race). ... TimeSplitters 2 is a first-person shooter video game that is available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube game consoles. ... This article is about the original video game. ... Tomb Raider II is a video game in the Tomb Raider series, and is the sequel to Tomb Raider. ... Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft is the third game in the Tomb Raider series, and the sequel to Tomb Raider II. It was developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive. ... Tomb Raider Chronicles is the fifth game in the Tomb Raider series and the sequel to Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation. ... Touch the Dead is a rail shooter/survival horror game for the Nintendo DS developed by Dream On Studio and published by Eidos Interactive under its brand Secret Stash Games. ... Trade Empires is a PC game developed by Frog City Software in San Francisco and published by Eidos Interactive. ... The Unholy War is a PlayStation game developed by Toys For Bob for Crystal Dynamics and published by Eidos Interactive in 1998. ... Urban Chaos became the debut video game of English developer Mucky Foot Productions with its initial release in 1999 on the PC. It was subsequently released on the PlayStation and Dreamcast. ... Warzone 2100 is a real-time strategy and real-time tactics hybrid computer game, developed by Pumpkin Studios and published by Eidos Interactive. ...

References

  1. ^ Gamasutra - Eidos Announces Deus Ex 3 , Talks New Montreal Studio
  2. ^ Gamespot
  3. ^ SCi confirms approach has been made // GamesIndustry.biz
  4. ^ BBC NEWS | Business | Lara Croft firm scraps bid talks
  5. ^ Game Over for Tomb Raider boss - Times Online
  6. ^ Eidos management quit due to pressure from shareholders - news at Thunderbolt Games

External links

  • Official website.
  • Elevation Partners
  • SCi Entertainment
  • Eidos Press Vault - press vault with media and trailers.
  • Eidos Interactive at MobyGames
MobyGames is a website devoted to cataloging computer and video games, both past and present. ...

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Eidos' beginnings in the early 1990s was as a proprietary technology company employing a handful of individuals.
Eidos has since undergone a dramatic transformation process to arrive at its current status as a diverse and well rounded Entertainment and Technological Group utilizing nearly 500 staff.
Eidos Interactive is the publishing umbrella under which all the development studios operate.
Eidos Interactive UK - Terms (4376 words)
Eidos warrants to the original purchaser of this computer software product that the recording media on which the computer software programs are recorded will under normal use and conditions be free from material defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase.
Eidos geeft geen garanties, bepalingen of verklaringen, uitdrukkelijk of geïmpliceerd, met betrekking tot deze handleiding, zijn kwaliteit, verhandelbaarheid en/of geschiktheid voor een bepaald doel.
Eidos Interactive Ltd. garandeert de oorspronkelijke koper van dit product, dat het opslagmedium waarop het softwareprogramma is vastgelegd, vrij is van defecten in materiaal of werking, voor een periode van 90 dagen na de aankoopdatum.
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