Saturday, August 19, 2017

Gaming Ads: Cwest, Cyberdreams, and Cybersoft

Cwest, short for Computer West, is the distributor of Pinball Fantasies for the Atari Jaguar. The publisher for the Jaguar release is 21st Century Entertainment but I believe Cwest is responsible for this advertisement. 21st Century Entertainment was a U.K.-based publisher that was founded in 1991 and closed around 2000. Pinball Fantasies for Jaguar is a port of a computer game developed by Digital Illusions CE (DICE).

Founded in 1990 and based in California, Cyberdreams released five games during the '90s before closing in 1997. Four of its games have science fiction themes and fall into the adventure genre though CybeRace is also a racing game. The fifth game is a black and white full-motion computer game titled Noir.

Cybersoft was a subsidiary of I.J.E. that published six games between 1994 and '95. I.J.E. also owned the publisher GameTek and two of the ads do feature both publishers. One game is Brutal: Paws of Fury which was published on some platforms by Cybersoft and on Sega CD by GameTek. In this case I'm going to most likely repeat this ad later when I post GameTek's album. The other game, Adventures of Yogi Bear, was distributed by GameTek in Europe but it appears to be a Cybersoft-only game in the U.S. so I'll only post that one under Cybersoft.

Flickr album: Cwest
Flickr album: Cyberdreams
Flickr album: Cybersoft

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