The IP assets, particularly the unique game technology behind the Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure (HOPA) system created by top tier independent games developers is being offered for sale by the award winning commercial intellectual property consulting firm, Metis Partners.
Incorporated in 2011, Oysterworld was known for producing high quality online casual and family entertainment products for a variety of devices, with a focus on downloadable entertainment and ‘edutainment’ aimed at children.
The company’s best known game is Garden Party, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) aimed at encouraging children between the ages of 7 and 13 to learn and achieve through social harmony and working together, as opposed to conflict.
The game was developed approximately seven years ago, and has been downloaded by over 350,000 users. The company has also a follow up game, entitled Pooka: Magic and Mischief, in beta testing phase in Canada and Australia. This has been designed to be gender neutral and to avoid stereotypes.
Oysterworld has significant good will and brand presence in a highly competitive field; having worked with the Welsh Government, S4C Digital and Commercial, Coast To Capital among many others.
In addition to the goodwill and brand assets, Metis Partners is pleased to offer for sale software and source code developed in house through the Agile development approach, passed to the Waterfall model, with the backend of the software developed using Unity3D and Flurry for the analytics. Also included are the technical manuals and bug databases.
Also included in the sale are registered trademarks and domain names, and the user data, including from the beta trials of Pooka game, and locally held databases.
Nat Baldwin, of Metis Partners, who is co-ordinating the assignment, said: “Oysterworld Studios holds a rich portfolio of bespoke coding that will be of interest to any in the casual or mid-core gaming market, and the in-house HOPA system is a unique solution to a very popular market of gaming.
“The brand, reputation and powerful social media presence add further value to what is a highly desirable portfolio of IP Assets.”
All offers should be submitted directly to Metis Partners by noon on Tuesday 18 of October 2016.