Black Bean

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Full name: Black Bean Games, Srl
Established: 2004
Closed: 2013
Reason: Merged into Milestone Srl

Founded in 2004 as the publishing arm of Leader SpA, Black Bean is best known for its racing titles, including SBK Superbike World Championship and WRC World Rally Championship licenses games. In 2013, with no announcement or explanation, the company's website ( began redirecting visitors to the site of game developer Milestone Srl, for whom Black Bean had been a long standing publishing partner. Today, the Black Bean website no longer exists - even as a redirect. In lieu of an official announcement, it is assumed that the two companies merged.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Black Bean's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 2005 title, "The Day After: Fight For Promised Land" (PC).

The company has been involved titles released on the PC, PSVita, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, DS/DSi, PS2, PSP and Xbox.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2012 release "MUD: FIM Motocross World Championship" (PSVita).

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Related Press Releases

New World Rally Championship Game due for release 08 October

Black Bean Games today announced the final release date for WRC, the only official FIA World Rally Championship videogame.

12 Jul 2010

Wrc To Be The Subject Of Innovative Video Game Concept Development

North One Sport has agreed a technical cooperation to investigate the feasibility of real-time rally gaming

26 Feb 2010

Best-Ever Motorbike Game’s Website Goes Live

Black Bean’s super-fast, super-accurate, super-bike simulator unleashes on the web.

01 Aug 2006

Gary Grigsby’s World at War™ Demo Now Available

Black Bean announces the European demo version.

21 Oct 2005

Black Bean Declares World at War™

Black Bean signs reference strategy title.

25 Jul 2005

Rising Kingdoms is ready to conquer Europe

Black Bean is proud to announce the features of Rising Kingdoms, the new game developed by Haemimont Games.

06 May 2005

Black Bean Unveil SCAR

That's Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo to you and me, guv.

07 Mar 2005

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