Sulake?

Discussion in 'Virtual Magic Kingdom (VMK) Museum' started by Jasonbobdude, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Jasonbobdude

    Jasonbobdude That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario!

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    I've thought a bit about if Sulake has anything to do with VMK closing. Some people have said maybe Disney and Sulake had a contract that is expiring, which would make sense considering that they are saying things like "VMK has lasted longer than we planned" and things like that. I wrote one letter to Sulake a few days simply asking for information about the closing and I have yet to get a response. I was wondering if anyone else has written to them. The website/email addresses for Sulake are:

    http://www.sulake.com
    info@sulake.com
     
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  3. Pirate-Emery

    Pirate-Emery <font color=blue>Did the Tag Fairy see POTC2?</fon

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    This is the Mittelwork to the Hanso Foundation.
     
  4. mikeyandscoobyx2

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    Master Waffles, this is probably the only post I will ever see from you about being serious! :lmao:
     
  5. Jasonbobdude

    Jasonbobdude That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario!

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    I worked very hard on it! :thumbsup2
     
  6. mikeyandscoobyx2

    mikeyandscoobyx2 <font color=orange><b>-hugs tag-fairy-</b><br><fon

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    :lmao: :rotfl:
     
  7. anya.sparrow

    anya.sparrow No longer earning my VMK stuff :(,

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    I too have been looking at the Sulake side of things; however, I would think that Disney would not be stupid and would have lawyered-up at the beginning of their venture with Sulake and maintained all rights to the name "VMK" and everything else that made the game part of the Disney-magic.


    Of course, Disney could have been stupid. They are stupid in their decision to shut down VMK after all. ;)
     
  8. vmkfan13

    vmkfan13 DIS Veteran

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    Sulake created VMK then pretty much left it for Disney to take control, I'm guessing?
     
  9. Candlz

    Candlz PartyLite on VMK

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    Great - now I am sad about VMK and I miss LOST - tyvm

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  10. Bugdozer

    Bugdozer <font color=royal blue>One day at a time.<br>Yeste

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    From my understanding Disney owns VMK but Sulake owns the "engine" (coding) that the site runs off of. Disney owns all the copyrights graphics so on. Kind of like Disney owning the car body and Sulake owning the engine-need both for the car to work properly.

    Bug
     
  11. Pirate-Emery

    Pirate-Emery <font color=blue>Did the Tag Fairy see POTC2?</fon

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    Your welcome. :thumbsup2

    What I meant was that Sulake is a puppet organization for Disney, much like Mittelwork is to the Hanso Foundation.
     
  12. anya.sparrow

    anya.sparrow No longer earning my VMK stuff :(,

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    *cough* see community board for my news about Lost *cough*

    Back on VMK topic, people :)

    Oh, and Pirate-Emery? I saw you at that other site again ;) I like Grey's Anatomy btw rofl
     
  13. tinkryansmom

    tinkryansmom You are one lucky bug!

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    Just looked through the Sulake website and found this little jewel:

    Par teams with Habbo for promos
    January 29, 2008 Paramount Pictures Digital Entertainment and Habbo, the teen-centric virtual world, have inked a deal to create and merchandize virtual goods based on at least three of the studio's films. Habbo has 1.8 million North American teens among its 8 million-strong global community and in the coming months will introduce a number of Paramount-licensed virtual accessories, including themed virtual clothing and furniture. Timo Soininen, CEO of Habbo's parent company Sulake, noted that individual musicians, actors and entertainment properties have appearanced in Habbo in the past.


    Wow! That Paramount is BRILLIANT!! Create and merchandize virtual goods based on upcoming studio films!! Virtual accessories, clothing AND furniture. Now that is pure marketing genius.

    And who wants to tell me the VMK business model doesn't make any profit?? OK so what is there next excuse??
     
  14. Pirate-Emery

    Pirate-Emery <font color=blue>Did the Tag Fairy see POTC2?</fon

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    We don't speak about that site. Namely, because there is no filter: there is no Aengus looking at me funny over there. ;)

    :rolleyes1
     
  15. Kasiks

    Kasiks DIS Veteran

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    I wrote to Sulake too, asking if they could give me any informations concerning a game called VMK and I got no reply -_-
     
  16. moikturtle

    moikturtle You can learn a lot of things from the flowers.

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    Hmm. Now, seeing that story it makes me really wonder if it really IS all a contract thing. Why would they start signing deals with Paramount if they still had contracts with Disney? The timing seems to work out that things are ending with Disney just as they're starting with Paramount. Iiiiinteresting....
     
  17. cteddiesgirl

    cteddiesgirl <font color=deeppink>Not invisible to the Tag Fair

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    Yep. Disney has just failed to market and capitalize as much as they could on VMK.
     
  18. moikturtle

    moikturtle You can learn a lot of things from the flowers.

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    I'm not trying to bash Disney or anything, but they definitely have a long history of doing just that. I really think they need to rethink who they have dealing with marketing and promotions. If not for the fact that they generally have things in the bag simply because of name recognition, they would be long gone. But sometimes I think they're a little too dependent on the fact that they are such a household name.
     
  19. Imagineer_Tech

    Imagineer_Tech Always And Forever ~ illusionistic

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    Anyone notice Habbo advertising just below this thread!!!!! :scared1:

    I'm terrified ,this was the first one I saw too!
     
  20. Pirate-Emery

    Pirate-Emery <font color=blue>Did the Tag Fairy see POTC2?</fon

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    OH MY GOD! I SEE IT TOO!
     
  21. cteddiesgirl

    cteddiesgirl <font color=deeppink>Not invisible to the Tag Fair

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    I agree. Their marketing department overall is very lacking. If I were running things, I would have fired the staff and hired new a long time ago.


    OT:
    Are you still needing a red turnstile, People Mover, Skyway pins and dream ears? If so, I have some for you. :)
     

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