GameMill Entertainment

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GameMill Entertainment
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Guess you could say these guys are GameMillking the money.
Founded: 2001
Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Website: https://gamemill.com/


GameMill Entertainment LLC, previously known as GameMill Publishing, Inc., is a publisher based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are infamous for publishing a bunch of shovelware titles.

Notable Games

Why They And Their Games Suck

  1. As mentioned above, most of their titles are cheap shovelware games made to just get a quick buck.
  2. Many of their games are rushed and unfinished, i.e. Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing and American Ninja Warrior: Challenge are just broken messes that have the tendencies to crash. Big Rigs is a game that barely made it through alpha stages and was somehow released as a game that was sold on store shelves despite being unfinished in so many ways.
  3. Similar to Outright Games, many of their games look and feel more like cheap flash, mobile, or java games, with the biggest example being Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers.
  4. Many glitches and bugs can be found in their games, further proving that they were rushed and unfinished, and no time and effort were put into them.
  5. Many of their games feel lifeless, no voice acting or charm is present in some of their games.
  6. Many of their games lack any kind of special content and feel bare bones, meaning people will get bored of their games real fast.
  7. False advertising can be found in many areas within their games, for example:
    • In Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing, the back of the box says stuff about police chases and delivering illegal cargo, but there are no police chases, no delivering illegal cargo, and every screenshot on the packaging is fake.
    • In the pre-release trailer for Nickelodeon Kart Racers, there were noticeable voiceovers for the characters. In the final game, however, there are no voiceovers.
    • In Zombieland: Double Tap – Road Trip, some trailers say that there is online co-op, but in the final game, no online co-op is anywhere in the game, and instead there is only local co-op.
    • Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers' page on their site shows a cover for the Nintendo DS version, but there's no DS version for this game, which could potentially mean they made an error or that a planned DS release ended up getting scrapped.
  8. Many of their games' prices are too high for the quality of those games, with most of them costing $39.99, some costing that price at launch but later permanently reduced.
  9. Some of their games are just bland and uninspired rip-offs of far superior games, like Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers is an obvious rip-off of Castle Crashers from similar gameplay to their names, and Nickelodeon Kart Racers is a rip-off of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Mario Kart 7 and 8 due to having similar mechanics of transforming vehicles.
  10. Poor source material grasp can be found in a lot of their games, for example:
    • In Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers, Steven Universe's main attack is a bubble, but in his show, the bubble was only used to protect himself and others from harm or to capture corrupted gems, but never to attack.
    • In Nickelodeon Kart Racers, the character models and CGI for Tommy and Angelica have only sixteen fingers, four on each hand, and the course based on Tommy's house features the house in an L-shape, but in the actual show (Rugrats), Tommy's house is in a perfect square shape save for his garage.
  11. They try to be trendy sometimes, for example, Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix features popular (and terribly annoying) teen star, JoJo Siwa.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Sometimes they do try to improve their games. For example:
    • Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix is very much an improvement over its predecessor, as there's a much bigger roster, and there's way more content such as online multiplayer and a "pit crew" system.
      • As a side note, that game has the biggest roster of any Nicktoons racing game.
    • G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout appears to look better than other GameMill games, despite being mediocre.
  2. Unlike most companies, they listen to fans.
  3. Like Activision, they don’t announce their games too early.

Comments


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ThePCGamer

5 months ago
Score 2
I think they're trying to improve now
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Thedoomaster215

4 months ago
Score 1

Here's the video in question.

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Thedoomaster215

4 months ago
Score 0
This is proof that Gamemill listens to gamers.
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AgentLocke

4 months ago
Score 0
Unlike Activison
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JrStudios

2 months ago
Score 0
Anyone remember Xia-Xia? I own it
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JrStudios

2 months ago
Score 0
It's a Mario clone that is very shallow in terms of gameplay with basically no plot.

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