Empire Interactive

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Background: Empire Interactive was a publishing brand in UK, created in 1987 when Oxford Digital joined Entertainment International Ltd., and it remained the trademark of the latter. Empire distributed mostly budget titles and had some subsidiaries, including Xplosiv, Sick Puppies and Razorworks (latter two were development studios). The company was purchased by Silverstar in 2006, after the financial struggle, and closed for good on 4th May 2009.

1st Logo
Empire Software (1991)

Logo: On a black background we see a grey and red symbol containing the text EMPIRE. The red portion of the logo is arranged in a wavy fashion.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None or the intro of a game.

Availability: Seen on earlier games from the company.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
Empire Interactive (1995)Empire Interactive (1996)

Just word "empire" in red letters, with "INTER ACTIVE" below, separated with the pin of the letter "P". Latter variants had the logo relief.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Rare.

Editor's Note: None.

3rd Logo
Empire Interactive (2005)Empire Interactive (2003)

Logo: Many red and white objects cross the screen, including curves and circles, drawing the elements of the logo, until big red "E" letter zooms in the center, and silvery "EMPIRE INTERACTIVE" (in italics) is drawn below.

  • On Vegas Tycoon, the logo appears on casino roller.
  • Ghost Master had the logo appearing from the green misty cloud coming up.
  • Another version had the red mist transforming into the letter "E".

FX/SFX: Animated lines.

Music/Sounds: Soft electronic sounds.

Availability: Uncommon. Can be seen on Taito Legends for PC and most notably, on the FlatOut series.

Editor's Note: None.