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Old 01-25-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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Ritual Entertainment So Just Who Is MumboJumbo?

If you're like most hardcore gamers, you won't really be familiar with MumboJumbo. You might have played one of their games, but probably can't remember the name of it. So thankfully GamaSutra comes to the rescue here with a rather thorough interview with MumboJumbo's secretary general Mark Cottam, covering pretty much everything there is to know about what the company does and how it operates. Here's a slice:
All right. So that's just on the development side, but as far as publishing, you obviously publish as far as retail anyway, and perhaps online also games that were developed outside of MumboJumbo, right?

Mark Cottam: We do. We've branded MumboJumbo as a developer and publisher of "premium casual games." Everything that is either developed internally or being licensed and published into retail falls into the casual game category, and a lot of our content does come form the other developers in the casual games space.
Mark also mentions that MumboJumbo is currently looking to break into the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS markets, which would certainly go along with their multi-platformed reasoning for buying Ritual. And yes, he does roll around in a giant monkey ball, at least in the office. Click here to read the rest.

On a somewhat similar note, we're going to have an interview with the Ritual wonder twins Levelord and Robert Atkins in the next few days, so stay tuned for that.

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Old 01-25-2007, 05:16 PM   #2
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It's about time that Ritual takes their balls and talk to the community what will happen in future...if something will happen at all.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:40 PM   #3
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It's about time that Ritual takes their balls and talk to the community what will happen in future...if something will happen at all.
With an attitude like that I am not surprised that they are not rushing to respond to you. Geez.
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Old 01-26-2007, 01:25 AM   #4
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well, actualy i really do not like the kind of game devloped by mumbo jumbo... the only thing that could make me change my mind would be creating sin1 on DS, psp or even ngage... lol
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:39 AM   #5
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With an attitude like that I am not surprised that they are not rushing to respond to you. Geez.
I only think that we long time fans should get an official update about the future of Ritual and their games. Very clever that you post as Unregistered
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:30 AM   #6
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Who is MumboJumbo? The company that killed Ritual (and Sin) and pissed off the fans. Well, that was easy to answer. I hope some of the hardcore designers form their own company and keep making great games. To the rest as was said in another thread, I hope you guys can stomach the fluff that you'll now have to make. I certainly hope that we don't see the characters from Sin used in one of those dreadful casual games.
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:43 PM   #7
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Who is MumboJumbo? The company that killed Ritual (and Sin) and pissed off the fans.
No, they're the company who bought Ritual instead of watching them close up shop, as would've otherwise happened.

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Old 01-27-2007, 06:10 PM   #8
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With an attitude like that I am not surprised that they are not rushing to respond to you. Geez.
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I only think that we long time fans should get an official update about the future of Ritual and their games. Very clever that you post as Unregistered
I agree with DI_MeisterM (and i'm really not the only one here), talking bs as unregistered is easy, but it only shows that your attitude isn't any better.
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:16 PM   #9
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I always believe Ritual under-priced SiN EP1. Pricing FPS as cheap Bejeweled is not smart. I also believe most of Steam is under pricing their products, but HL has such a large fan base it don't matter for them. We all seen signs of trouble with eveyone leaving these last few weeks.

I though Mark Dochtermann setup most of Mumbojumbo, but he not Mumbojumbo site. I thought he loved SiN maybe he can save it, if he still a major player.

All I can say is at least Ritual was saved by x-employees, than dieing out, or bought up by a big corporate monsters. If Ritual going to me made into making Non-FPS, then I guess people like me will wish the Ritual Team the best of luck, but my love with FPS so I must go!

Best Wishes guys!

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Old 09-18-2007, 10:56 PM   #10
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I don't think MumboJumbo is going to shed a tear if all 5 of the Ritual fans get angry about Sin Episodes going into permanent retirement. Do you guy seriously expect a company to blow money developing a game that isn't going to sell? Get real.
The first Sin game was somewhat of a failure although I don't think anyone at Ritual can be blamed. But making a Sin sequel was probably not the smartest idea. I think it would have been smarter to go for something entirely new without any baggage. Don't get me wrong though, I loved the original Sin game, even if I am one of a handful.
If you really love the game, you should cry for MumboJumbo to OpenSource all of the Sin content they own. Would be interesting to see if there are enough fans to keep it from becoming a relic of little known gaming history.
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