>> Tuesday, December 2, 2008
On first tought, you might think what this has to do with CD-i, but if you know your history a little you would know Mass Media created a lot of games for CD-i, including an official Tetris game. And that's the exact thing I liked in this interview, Rob Shepherd put a few references to their original CD-i version of Tetris when talking about Tetris Evolution on the Xbox 360 (Apparently already one year old)
"RS: Mass Media, based in Moorpark, California, is the newest addition to the THQ Studio System. Previously they created the CDi Tetris game and many of the team members have a passion for Tetris and the puzzle genre. They have worked on a wide range of products in the past and are currently focused on next-gen development. We’re very excited to have them as part of the THQ Studio System, working exclusively on THQ titles now. Mass Media developed Tetris for the Compact Disc Interactive, known as CDi, the first CD-based entertainment system platform back toward the dawn of time. We’ve also accumulated a few hundred mini-games in our portfolio over the years, many of which were puzzle-based, so our puzzle roots run very deep. "
Read the interview here
A few weeks back the news arrived us that Mass Media, as part of THQ, is on the list to be closed by THQ in order to reduce costs. That would mean the end of one of the very few software companies who survived CD-i.