VU Sells Knowledge Adventure

Vivendi Universal Games announces they've divested themselves of the Knowledge Adventure division:
LOS ANGELES (October 5, 2004) – Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced the sale of its Knowledge Adventure educational software business, including its titles JumpStart, Mathblaster and others, to Knowledge Holdings, Inc., a company formed by Azure Capital Partners and Telesoft Partners, two Bay Area venture capital firms. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

VU Games will continue global sales and distribution responsibilities for Knowledge Adventure titles.
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Oct 5, 2004, 21:04
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mathblaster was sweet

swg free and loving it
Doin' it Big
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Ya, i think thw chain was something like Broderbund -> Learning Company -> Mattel or Hasbro? -> auction -> Riverdeep

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Broderbund did the Carmen San Diego games. Not sure what corporate giant ate and lost them, but it wasn't Vivendi. Vivendi/KA was Jumpstart and Blaster series.

Riverdeep bought them and now just maintains their name.

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Oct 5, 2004, 17:33
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Half Life - Physics adventure!

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the late 90's was a big mess of consolidation, then divesting (oops). It is pretty hard to keep track of what properties went where!

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your right... my bad. I know they got git by some other company but dont remember which. I thought it was KA.

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Broderbund did the Carmen San Diego games. Not sure what corporate giant ate and lost them, but it wasn't Vivendi. Vivendi/KA was Jumpstart and Blaster series.

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Oct 5, 2004, 14:02
 
My kids love these games.....

I would like to have seen them do another Carmen game.

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Oct 5, 2004, 13:11
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Oct 5, 2004, 13:11
 
So, they have no trouble haemorraging money and divisions, but when it comes to games (you all know what I'm talking about) they flow like a corpse...thanks, VU.

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waiting....
Oct 5, 2004, 12:48
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waiting.... Oct 5, 2004, 12:48
Oct 5, 2004, 12:48
 
For a F bomb drop about HL2.

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What you expect from Vivendi?
Oct 5, 2004, 12:47
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We know these guys are all about money.

Why should we be surprised that they are selling the educational game division?

Kids pay money for games in which they get to kill things. They don't pay money to learn ideas and concepts that turn them into better people and contributing members of society

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