|Posted on: 2011-10-09 14:43:04 |
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Whoopee camp was founded in 1997 by Tokura Fujiwara, one of the (2?) game designers at Capcom. He was the guy behind some great CapCom titles such as Ghosts 'n Goblins and the Mega Man series.
From what I gather, Whoopee Camp only released its 2 Tomba(Tombi) titles before it was bought by Sony Computer Entertainment International in May 1998, after which it ceased to exist. Some (or all?) of the staff formed Deep Space, who developed Extermination, a survival horror game for PS2; think Resident Evil with a John Carpenter's "The Thing" setting, and Hungry Ghosts, a horror action adventure game released in Japan some time later.
In January 2002 the old Deep Space/Whoopee Camp gang founded Access Games. They developed an Xbox 360 and PS3 title called Rainy Woods (another creepy game), and Spy Fiction which is a Tomb Raider/Splinter Cell kind of thing and said to be extremely good.
I think that's kind of where things are now.
So, that should sum up what happened to Whoopee Camp in rough lines. If you have more info or details/corrections, feel free to post! We are very interested to know.