Bits Studios

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Not to be confused with the Japanese developer Bits Laboratory

The origins of the British Bits Studios go back to a company started in 1984 by Fouad "Foo" Katan called Mikto Limited. [1] A development team was formed in 1990 [2] that used the name "B.I.T.S." or "Bits."

In 1995, Mikto's business and assets were used to form a joint venture with Philips Interactive Media International Limited ultimately called Bits Corporation Limited, which went into receivership in 1996. Bits Studios Limited was started that same year with the acquisition of certain fixed assets and intellectual property from the receiver of Bits Corporation. [3]

Bits Corp plc was started in 2000, and Bits Studios became a subsidiary. Bits Corp became Playwize plc in July 2006. [4] Bits Studios went into liquidation in 2008. [5]

Research Methods: Actual mentions

32X[edit]

  • T-Mek (US/EU Publisher: Time Warner Interactive? Sega?)

Famicom/NES[edit]

  • Castelian / Kyoro-chan Land (US Publisher: Triffix; JP Publisher: Hiro; EU Publisher: Storm)
  • Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (US Publisher: LJN)

Game Boy[edit]

  • Castelian / Kyoro-chan Land (US Publisher: Triffix; EU Publisher: Storm; JP Publisher: Hiro)
  • R-Type (JP/US Publisher: Irem; EU Publisher: Nintendo)
  • Saigo no Nindou: Ninja Spirit (JP Publisher: Irem)

Game Boy Advance[edit]

  • Sega Arcade Gallery (US Publisher: THQ; EU Publisher: Sega)

Game Gear[edit]

  • Last Action Hero (US Publisher: Sony Imagesoft)
  • Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (US/EU Publisher: Flying Edge? Sega?)
  • The Itchy & Scratchy Game (US/EU Publisher: Acclaim)

Mark III/Master System[edit]

  • Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (EU Publisher: Flying Edge? Sega?; Portugal Publisher: Sega; BR Publisher: TecToy)

Mega Drive/Genesis[edit]

  • Last Action Hero (US/EU Publisher: Sony Imagesoft)
  • Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (US Publisher: Sony Imagesoft)
  • No Escape (US Publisher: Psygnosis? Sony Imagesoft?)
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day (US/EU Publisher: Flying Edge)
  • The Itchy & Scratchy Game (unreleased) (Acclaim)

Super Famicom/Super NES[edit]

  • Fido Dido (unreleased) (Kaneko)
  • Genocide 2 (JP Publisher: Kemco)
  • GunForce (JP/US Publisher: Irem)
  • Last Action Hero (US Publisher: Sony Imagesoft)

Supervision[edit]

  • Chimera
  • Matta Blatta
  • Sssnake
  • Tennis Pro '92

As Bits Studios[edit]

Nintendo 64[edit]

  • Die Hard 64 (unreleased) (Fox Interactive)
  • Riqa (unreleased) (Nintendo)
  • Thieves World (unreleased)
Eventually became Rogue Ops