Digital Eclipse

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Digital Eclipse
TypeDivision of Other Ocean Emeryville
Founded1992
HeadquartersEmeryville, California, U.S.
Founder(s)Andrew Ayre (Digital Eclipse)
Jeff Vavasour (Digital Eclipse Vancouver)
Jon Goldman (ImaginEngine)
Mark Loughridge (ImaginEngine)
IndustryVideo games
Websitehttp://www.digitaleclipse.com/

Digital Eclipse is an American video game developer that is mostly known for its emulation of classic video games.

Foundation

Digital Eclipse was founded in 1992 by Andrew Ayre.

ImaginEngine

ImaginEngine was founded by Jon Goldman and Mark Loughridge in 1994.

Digital Eclipse Vancouver

Jeff Vavasour founded the Vancouver branch of Digital Eclipse in 1997.

Backbone Emeryville, Backbone Vancouver, and Backbone Charlottetown

In 2003, Digital Eclipse and ImaginEngine merged to form Backbone Entertainment. ImaginEngine retained its name, while the Digital Eclipse studios were renamed Backbone Emeryville and Backbone Vancouver. Backbone Charlottetown followed in 2006.

Andrew Ayre purchases Backbone Charlottetown

In 2007, Andrew Ayre purchases Backbone Charlottetown and renamed it Other Ocean Interactive.

Closure

In 2009, Backbone Vancouver was closed. In 2012, Backbone Emeryville and ImaginEngine were closed.

Acquisition by Other Ocean and reformation

On June 8, 2015, Other Ocean Interactive acquired the "Digital Eclipse" brand and reopened the studio as part of its Other Ocean Emeryville studio.

Backbone Entertainment games (2004-2012) owned by WEC Museum

Title Year System Added to Museum Notes
Root Beer Tapper 2007 Xbox 360 December 12, 2009 Emulation of the 1984 arcade game.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2007 Xbox 360 December 12, 2009 Emulation of the 1991 Sega Genesis game.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 2007 Xbox 360 December 12, 2009 Emulation of the 1992 Sega Genesis game.
Yaris 2007 Xbox 360 July 2, 2009 Free game.
Sonic & Knuckles 2009 Xbox 360 December 12, 2009 Emulation of the 1994 Sega Genesis game.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 2009 Xbox 360 December 12, 2009 Emulation of the 1994 Sega Genesis game.
The Simpsons Arcade Game 2012 Xbox 360 March 18, 2012 Emulation of the 1991 arcade game.

Digital Eclipse games (2015-present)

Title Year System Added to Museum Notes
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2015 PS4 June 3, 2017 Emulation of NES versions of Mega Man 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
The Disney Afternoon Collection 2017 PS4 June 4, 2017 Emulation of NES versions of Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 1 and 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales 1 and 2, and TaleSpin.
SNK 40th Anniversary Collection 2018 Windows April 24, 2021 Emulation of arcade versions of Beast Busters, Bermuda Triangle, Chopper I, Fantasy, Munch Mobile, Ozma Wars, Paddle Mania, Prehistoric Isle Psycho Soldier, SAR: Search and Rescue, Sasuke vs. Commander, Street Smarts, Time Soldiers, TNK III Vanguard, and World Wars, arcade and NES versions of Athena, Guerilla War, Ikari Warriors, Ikari III: The Rescue, P.O.W.: Prisoners of War, and Victory Road, and NES versions of Alpha Mission, Crystalis, and Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy.
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection 2018 Nintendo Switch April 19, 2020 Emulation of arcade versions of Street Fighter, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, and Street Fighter II: The Tournament Battle, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter III: New Generation, Street Fighter III: 2nd Attack - Giant Attack, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike - Fight for the Future.
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King 2019 PS4
Windows
October 31, 2019
January 2, 2020
Emulation of Game Boy and Genesis versions of Aladdin and Game Boy, Genesis, and SNES versions of The Lion King.
Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection 2020 Windows Not yet Emulation of Samurai Shodown, Samurai Shodown II, Samurai Shodown III, Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge, Samurai Shodown V, Samurai Shodown V Special, and Samurai Shodown V Perfect.
Blizzard Arcade Collection 2021 Switch May 8, 2022 Emulation of The Lost Vikings, The Lost Vikings 2, RPM Racing, Rock N Roll Racing, and Blackthorne.
Disney Classic Games Collection 2021 Windows February 17, 2022 Emulation of Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Genesis versions of Aladdin by Virgin Games, the SNES version of Aladdin by Capcom, Game Boy, Genesis, and SNES versions of The Jungle Book, and Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, and SNES versions of The Lion King.
Space Jam: A New Legacy - The Game 2021 Xbox One March 7, 2022 Free game.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection 2022 Switch March 24, 2022 Emulation of NES versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters, arcade and NES versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game, Game Boy versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of The Foot Clan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue, the SNES version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters, the arcade and SNES versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, and the Genesis versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters.