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Report: Paramount Acquires Scene It? Creator

DVD board game maker ScreenLife has been acquired by Paramount, in a deal reported to be worth "less than $100 million", according to new media reports. It’s unclear how Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Namco Bandai’s mobile phone adaptations of the game will be

David Jenkins, Blogger

September 3, 2008

1 Min Read

DVD board game maker ScreenLife has been acquired by movie studio Paramount, according to new media reports. Although the deal has not yet been officially announced, a Seattle Post-Intelligencer report suggests the acquisition was made for "less than $100 million". The Scene It? board game uses a DVD filled with video clips of famous movies, and players answer trivia and observation questions based on the footage. Since its launch in 2002, it has sold around 15 million copies on DVD, mobile, video on demand and consoles. An adaptation of the board game, named Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action was published by Microsoft on the Xbox 360 last year, with a follow-up called Scene It? Box Office Smash due this Christmas. Mobile phone adaptations of the property have also been published by Namco Bandai. It is unclear whether Paramount’s acquisition of ScreenLife will affect the release of further games in either series. However, Paramount has recently spoken of plans to expand the company’s video games and interactive division, with an emphasis on casual titles.

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David Jenkins


David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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