Founded in Britain, Ignition Entertainment originally focused mostly on portable games, but has since started to turn their focus onto consoles, with releases like Deadly Premonition and Blacklight: Tango Down. Ignition also publishes SNK's lineup in the West, and grew in popularity after its 2007 acquisition by UTV Software Communications, a media and entertainment conglomerate based in Mumbai, India.
Now known as UTV Ignition Entertainment, they have also started two new development studios, Ignition Tokyo and Ignition Florida, both working on proprietary IP. They also have an office at 500 N Central Ave, Suite 930, Glendale, California 91203, United States.
Following Disney's acquisition of their parent company UTV in 2012, Ignition has since declined, fading into obscurity and selling its IP's to other companies.