Software 2000


Software 2000 was a German game publisher and developer that became one of the biggest German game companies in the 1990s.

Software 2000 was founded 1987 in Eutin (a small town in Schleswig-Holstein) by brothers Andreas and Marc Wardenga. They produced and published games for Amiga, Atari ST, PC and later on for Gameboy Color and the Playstation.

Very successful and even internationally well-known is their "Bundesliga Manager" series (published as "The Manager" in Europe), starting in 1989, which made the sports management genre popular. Also notable are their "Artventure" series of German-speaking interactive fiction games. In the mid-1990s they produced other manager games like "Eishockey Manager" and the "Pizza Connection" / "Pizza Syndicate" series. Notable later games include the puzzler "Swing".

The company produced several titles in parallel with small teams. This strategy proved fatal with the rising standards of full priced games. With sinking sales and important people leaving the company, Software 2000 filed for bankruptcy in 2002.


Bundesliga Manager X(2001)
Fast Food Tycoon 2(2000)
Gute Zeiten - Schlechte Zeiten: Volume 3(2000)
Gute Zeiten - Schlechte Zeiten(1999)
Corum II: Dark Lord(1999)
Pizza $yndicate Mission CD: Mehr Biss(1999)
Fast Food Tycoon(1999)
Swing Plus: Total Mindcontrol(1999)
Gute Zeiten - Schlechte Zeiten: Volume 2(1999)
Bundesliga Manager 98(1998)
Bundesliga Manager: Champions-Pack(1998)
Flying Saucer(1998)
Montezuma's Return(1997)
Marble Master(1997)
F1 Manager Professional(1997)
Fun Compilation Vol. 1(1997)
Total Football Management(1996)
Network Q RAC Rally Championship(1996)
Total Control(1996)
F1 Manager(1996)
Space Marines: Der stählerne Kaiser(1995)
Ocean Trader(1995)
Bundesliga Manager Hattrick: Jimmy Hartwig Edition(1995)
Archibald Applebrook's Abenteuer(1995)
Der Baulöwe(1994)
Pizza Tycoon(1994)
Software Manager(1994)
Die Höhlenwelt Saga: Der Leuchtende Kristall(1994)
Football Limited(1994)
Bundesliga Manager Hattrick: Supporter(1994)
Death or Glory: Das Erbe von Morgan(1994)
Der Schatz im Silbersee(1993)
Eishockey Manager(1993)
Bundesliga Manager Professional (Limited Edition)(1992)
Manager, The(1992)
Hexuma: Das Auge des Kal(1992)
Bundesliga Manager Professional(1991)
Die Kathedrale(1991)
Build-It: Das Bauhaus(1991)
Shiftrix & Lettrix(1991)
Cubulus & Magic Serpent(1991)

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