Plug pulled on Acclaim post Playdom acquisition

Saturday, 28th August 2010 18:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Acclaim has shut down most of its client-based online games on August 26, and is offering a reimbursement of it’s virtual currency Acclaim Coins to customers made in the last 30-days.

The shutdown comes on the heels of a buyout by Playdom in May, which in turn was purchased by Disney for $563 million a couple months later.

Not all games have been shuttered though, its Facebook MMO Kogamu, which was in development prior to the acquisition by Playdom, is still around along with it’s music game RockFREE.

Founded in 1987, Acclaim published games like Burnout, Batman Forever, Crazy Taxi, Forsaken, Mortal Kombat I & II, NBA Jam, and Turok before shutting down and having its name purchased in 2005 by former Activision executive Howard Marks for $100,000. David Perry was the company’s CCO before he moved on to co-found Gaikai.

Thanks, Gamasutra.



  1. revolting

    Sad news, but real Acclaim died in 2004, anyway. The shambles that bought the Acclaim name and logo a few years later to launch half-baked dross from a misleadingly recognisable platform really had nothing at all to do with the original beast. They were entirely seperate organisations.

    It’s pretty interesting reading, if the back-room under the table deals of the industry tickle your fancy:

    Acclaim Entertainment (the original) –
    Acclaim Games (the pretender) –

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Nozz

    @1 interesting links. thanks

    #2 4 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    i loved turok evelution

    #3 4 years ago

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