Brash Sued by Two Studios for Unpaid Work

Brash Entertainment, the licensed game publisher which shut down last week, has been sued by two of its contracted studios for work that has gone unpaid.

According to a report by Variety, 7 Studios, based in Los Angeles, has filed suit against Brash claiming $468,000 in owed compensation for work on 9, a tie-in for an upcoming Tim Burton animated film, and an additional $113,000 for Six Flags Fun Park (Wii, DS), a mini-game collection featuring the amusement park giant's brand.

Zootfly, a Slovenian studio, has demanded $748,000 for a game tie-in for the Fox television show Prison Break.

Brash reportedly stopped paying its developers roughly two months ago after the publisher's funding dried up amidst the current credit crisis. Co-founders Thomas Tull and Nicholas Longano left the company a month ago, citing quality concerns with the company's products.

Its debut games, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Jumper, tanked both in ratings and at retail. When it was founded, co-founder Bert Ellis famously described licensed games as "the safest, most lucrative way to sell a video game."

Variety points out that Brash had "around a dozen projects" in the works at the time of its collapse, signaling that more lawsuits may be on the horizon.