Representatives from California based publisher Conspiracy Entertainment have announced that the company is to open a new autonomous UK office, to be headed by industry veteran Howard Newmark.
The company’s main HQ will continue to be in Santa Monica, California but the UK office will be encouraged to establish its own identity, but with goals and objectives mirroring the parent company. The UK office’s first title will be the budget priced Archer MacLean’s Pool Paradise International Edition
The company previously announced
a move into the mobile arena in the U.S., but is best known importing niche Japanese titles such as Treasure’s Bangai-O
and Stretch Panic
(aka Freak Out
) to North America, as well as Western games such as Starbreeze’s Enclave
. The company has not fielded any significant releases of late, besides PSP game Ultimate Block Party
, though, and in fact ceded the Sega Ages series of budget-priced releases back to Sega.
“The key to success for Conspiracy Entertainment in Europe relies on a number of important factors, but already we have put in place key elements to ensure both our short and long term success. We have already set up a distribution network across mainland Europe and Australia with a number of leading distributors and hope to make an announcement shortly with regard to UK distribution”, said Newmark.
In the U.S.. Conspiracy Entertainment has published import titles such as Ultimate Block Party
, as well as planning a number of Flash-related titles and UMD horror releases. According to Newmark, “Presently Conspiracy Entertainment Europe, with funding in place, is looking to meet with developers who have console titles available. We have some advantage over other value publishers, given that we have not only UK and European distribution, but also the possibility of U.S. distribution via our parent company.”