Digital Leisure, Inc. was formed in 1997 with a vision of acquiring, re-mastering and publishing existing video-intensive games that would benefit from the superior video and audio quality of DVD and bringing these interactive titles to DVD movie players, PC DVD-ROM and PC CD-ROM systems.
Digital Leisure first acquired the rights to Dragonís Lair, Space Ace and Dragonís Lair II: Time Warp in early 1997, the three games that redefined the gaming industry in the 1980s. The games were created by Rick Dyer and feature spectacular quality animation by Don Bluth, an ex-Disney animator who is also known for his work on All Dogs Go To Heaven, The Land Before Time and Anastasia.
With the release of the Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's Xbox, the company seized the opportunity and re-branded its DVD-Video titles as "PlayStation 2 and Xbox Compatible" (as these systems will play DVD movies, it also will play the companyís DVD-Video based games) and sold the games into the console market as new releases, which met with great success for the company.
Recently the company has acquired the development and worldwide publishing rights to the entire American Laser Games catalog of nine laser disc arcade titles including Mad Dog McCree, Crime Patrol and Who Shot Johnny Rock? These titles will be released over the next two years on CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and DVD-Video/PlayStation 2 with Mad Dog McCree and Who Shot Johnny Rock? having been released last Christmas season. This year, we are on track to release Crime Patrol 2: Drug Wars, Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold and The Last Bounty Hunter.
Going forward, Digital Leisure Inc. plans to continue bringing classic video-based games to the newest technologies of the future.