Founder Leaves Alvin and the Chipmunks Publisher, Reportedly Due to Quality Concerns

Licensed game publisher Brash Entertainment has been rocked by three high-profile departures in recent months, Variety reports.

Co-founders Thomas Tull and Nicholas Longano have left the company, as has chief creative officer Larry Shapiro, with Tull's departure reportedly stemming from displeasure with the quality of its offerings.

Brash made its marketplace debut last winter with Alvin and the Chipmunks on PC, PlayStation 2, Wii and Nintendo DS, followed by Jumper in early February. The company has a number of other licensed games in the works, including Six Flags, Prison Break, a project based on Zach Snyder's Spartan epic 300, and Saw.

Founded in March 2007, Brash Entertainment was co-created by Legendary Pictures CEO Tull to produce and publish games based on movies and licensed properties. At the time, co-founder Bert Ellis described licensed games and co-marketed movies as "the safest, most lucrative way to sell a video game."