Last Friday marked the definitive conclusion of Brash Entertainment's meteoric rise and fall within the game industry. The film-to-game migration publishing house, which was cofounded by Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull, made its debut in March 2007 and went on to raise $400 million in initial funding by June. However, Brash soon proved to be less than capable in financing games, backing such critical bombs as Alvin and the Chimpmunks, Jumper: Griffin's Story, and Space Chimps.
With the studio having officially shut its doors, the lawsuits have now begun to pour in. Variety reports today that Slovenian developer Zootfly and LA-based 7 Studios have filed suit against Brash Entertainment over unpaid compensation.
According to the report, Zootfly is seeking $748,000 for work Brash contracted on the game adaptation of Fox's television drama Prison Break. 7 Studios is attempting to secure compensation for two titles: $468,000 for work completed on 9, a game based on the Focus Features animated film produced by Tim Burton, and $113,000 for Six Flags Fun Park, a minigame compilation for the Wii and Nintendo DS.
Neither Zootfly nor 7 Studios had responded to GameSpot's requests for comment as of press time.