Developers owed in Oxygen IP fallout
Thursday, 15th October 2009 at 11:43 am
Out-of-pocket developers must deal with company's administrators, Jim Scott reveals
The ‘new’ owner of Oxygen’s assets has told MCV that developers have been left out of pocket following the firm’s fall into administration.
OG International purchased Oxygen’s IP and stock after the firm went into administration this week.
The international sales and distribution firm is headed by Jim Scott – Oxygen Games’ former CEO.
Scott admitted to MCV that studios were owed payment
by Oxygen – and must now deal with administrator FA Simms & Partners.
“Obviously, we’ve only bought the assets, so any creditor would have to speak to the administrator [about Oxygen’s debt],” he said.
“I’m not involved with the company now. I don’t think there were many developers owed [money], to be fair.”
Oxygen Games developers included Rebellion Studios, Magellen Interactive and Destineer Games, who produced titles including Cate West: The Vanishing Files and PDC World Championship Darts 2009.
UPDATE: Rebellion founder Jason Kinsgley has told MCV that the firm had been "fully paid" by Oxygen before the firm collapsed.
Scott told MCV that OG International distributes both software and hardware to over 250 retailers around Europe.
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