Double Helix Games

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Double Helix Games was a development studio located in Irvine, California. It was established on October 9, 2007 when Foundation 9 Entertainment announced they would merge The Collective and Shiny Entertainment into a new outfit. The company received its name selected from a pool of submissions from the team members on March 27, 2008. In 2014, the company was purchased by Amazon.com, and it was absorbed into Amazon Game Studios.

1st Logo (September 30, 2008-September 28, 2010)

Visuals: There is a white box with "DOUBLE HELIX / GAMES" written on its lower side. Inside the box, is the stylized image of a DNA spiral.

Variants:

  • On Front Mission Evolved, the logo appears in the opening sequence, carved on a shellcase.
  • On Silent Hill: Homecoming, the byline "A Foundation 9 Entertainment Studio" appears under the logo.

Technique: None. [possible misuse]

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on MX vs ATV Reflex and Silent Hill: Homecoming. The custom version was used on Front Mission Evolved.

2nd Logo (June 7, 2011-February 18, 2014)


Visuals: There is a batch of shining silver blocks flying to the screen and rotating in action to form the new DNA structure logo: two quarter-circles of the spiral connected with their lines. The name "DOUBLE HELIX" zooms under the DNA, and "GAMES" fades in the second line. The cloudy background then clears to black.

Variants:

  • On Green Lantern, the logo is tinted green and just zooms in.
  • On Battleship, the logo is metallic.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: Background metallic sounds.

Availability: Seen on Green Lantern and Battleship (the video game adaption of the Hasbro-licensed movie with the same name), among other games.

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