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eGames was formed by a merger between a software sales company, Romtech, and one of the first educational multi-media CD-ROM development companies called Applied Optical Media based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Soon after going public, Romtech acquired a software development company based in San Luis Obispo, California that created SOHO software, and also shut down operations at Applied Optical Media.
The eGames website provided registration and technical support. In late 2005, eGames acquired Cinemaware, a game company founded in the eighties who produced a series of "interactive movie" games including widely acclaimed Defender of the Crown. In 2006, eGames released the first titles under its new affiliated label, Cinemaware Marquee. Through Cinemaware Marquee, eGames brings traditional games developed around the world to retail. Cinemaware Marquee titles include Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators, Independent Game Festival grand prize winner Darwinia, and Moscow to Berlin: Red Siege.
With the September 2005 release of Boss Hunter: Revenge is Sweet!, an office-themed arcade-style game where the player chases their boss with a wide variety of work-related weaponry and early 2007 launch of Defender of the Crown: Heroes Live Forever, eGames began a ground-up game development efforts. eGames' third internally developed title, Burger Island launched in May 2007 in conjunction with Sandlot Games. It was distributed by Yahoo!
Games for a two-week period, and was the number one downloadable game in terms of sales and downloads on Yahoo! in its debut week.
eGames is now known as Entertainment Games, following the acquisition of Heyday Games in June 2011.
eGames Inc. was one of the first companies to include advertising in their commercially bundled software. Several eGames titles included adware called "TSAdBot" from the Conducent Affiliate Network.PA-Pennsylvania Modern Technologies Children's Games Specimen Pieces Company Logo Featured