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Cohort Studios

Company nameCohort Studios
Company typeVideo Game Developer
IndustryComputer and video game industry
FoundedMarch 2006
Defunct21 April 2011
HeadquartersDundee, Scotland
Key peopleLol Scragg (CEO)
Darran Thomas (CCO)
Bruce McNeish (CTO)
Owner(s)Lol Scragg
Bruce McNeish and
Darran Thomas

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Cohort Studios was a Scottish games development and interactive entertainment studio based in Dundee.

Formed in 2006 by Lol Scragg, Darran Thomas and Bruce McNeish, Cohort’s first project involved being contracted by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to assist on MotorStorm for PlayStation 3. This was followed with work on Go! Puzzle for PlayStation Network on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. In addition, the company developed a small downloadable driving title which was used on the website of the Audi TT.

Early in 2008, Cohort Studios released Buzz! Junior: Dino Den for the PlayStation 2 followed later in the year with Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers. Also in 2008, they won the contract for re-developing three of the PS2 Buzz! Junior titles to be distributed via the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3. The titles were to feature 5 of the best mini-games as well as including trophy support and the ability to use a DualShock wireless controller instead of Buzzers.

In October of 2010, the company released The Shoot on the PlayStation 3 platform, published by SCEE. The title was one of the first titles to use Sony's new Playstation Move controller based around the concept of being a movie action hero on a movie set.

On 21 April 2011 Cohort announced that the studio was closing due to "a declining console marketplace". Prior to closing Cohort managed to release the two PlayStation minis titles it had been working on namely, Cohort Chess and Me Monstar: Hear me Roar!

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