|Founder(s)||Andrew Bailey, Trevor Nuriden|
Tantalus Media (formerly Tantalus Interactive) is an Australian video game developer based in Melbourne, Australia, founded in 1994 by former Beam Software programmers Trevor Nuridin and Andrew Bailey. In the mid 90's Tantalus was partly owned by UK developer Perfect Entertainment, which secured contracts with Psygnosis for ports of their popular PlayStation games to the Sega Saturn. During this time Tantalus was known as Tantalus Entertainment, but reverted to Tantalus Interactive after they became independent when separating from Perfect in 1998. The company changed its name to Tantalus Media in 2007 following investment from private equity company Netus. In 2010 following the completion of the DS and PSP title Megamind: The Blue Defender, CEO Tom Crago re-acquired the business from Netus.
Tantalus Media are best known for licenced platform conversions and have created over 30 games for the Xbox, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, SNES, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and Windows. Currently they are developing for the Nintendo 3DS, iPhone, and PlayStation Portable.