Humongous Entertainment was an American video game developer based in Bothell, Washington, founded in 1992. It has been responsible for several educational franchises and developed multiple video game franchises. However, the company has ceased operations. The company was acquired by Microsoft in 2014. Despite the company’s large amount of success, the company failed to sustain itself after its acquisition.
The company was founded by Ron Gilbert, formerly of LucasArts, and Shelley Day in 1992. The company’s first game was Putt-Putt Joins the Parade, and it went on to make several other games in the “Junior Adventure” series, including Fatty Bear and Buzzy the Knowledge Bug. After the company acquired Cavedog Entertainment, they started developing more mainstream games and franchises.
Humongous Entertainment games are very popular with young children. Their many franchises include Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam, and SPY Fox. They also offer a variety of small franchises for younger audiences. If you’re looking for something to keep your child occupied for hours on end, you should consider a Humongous game.
The company was founded by Shelley Day and Ron Gilbert, and they quickly became known for their point-and-click adventure games for kids. In 1996, they were acquired by GT Interactive, a game company later known as Infogrames. The company was rebranded as Atari in 2003.
While the company’s games are not available on modern consoles, they are available on PC through Steam. This allows gamers to experience the nostalgic feel of the era without having to upgrade to the latest hardware. Moreover, the games retain their nostalgic appeal with pixel graphics and point-and-click gameplay.
A recent Kickstarter campaign to remaster the soundtracks of humongous entertainment games is under way. The Putt-Putt Saves The Zoo project, the Spy Fox project, and the Freddi Fish in the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds project all reached their goal of $15k in the first week. However, the projects are now in limbo as Tommo, the company behind the games, has threatened to sue the campaign for using modern promo art.
Another popular game by Humongous Entertainment is Backyard Baseball. This arcade game features 31 real-life MLB players and allows for online play. In addition, the company has released two sequels to the popular Pajama Sam series, Pajama Sam’s SockWorks. Both games require players to sort socks in the correct bins. These games are designed for children of all ages and are also educational.