Software 2000

Overview

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.

Games

Bundesliga Manager X(2001)
Fast Food Tycoon 2(2000)
Gute Zeiten - Schlechte Zeiten: Volume 3(2000)
Gute Zeiten - Schlechte Zeiten: Volume 2(1999)
Corum II: Dark Lord(1999)
Gute Zeiten - Schlechte Zeiten(1999)
Fast Food Tycoon(1999)
Pizza $yndicate Mission CD: Mehr Biss(1999)
Swing Plus: Total Mindcontrol(1999)
Flying Saucer(1998)
Bundesliga Manager: Champions-Pack(1998)
Bundesliga Manager 98(1998)
Clash(1998)
Montezuma's Return(1997)
Alarm für Cobra 11: Die Autobahnpolizei (included games)(1997)
F1 Manager Professional(1997)
Marble Master(1997)
Fun Compilation Vol. 1(1997)
Total Football Management(1996)
Total Control(1996)
Network Q RAC Rally Championship(1996)
F1 Manager(1996)
Capitalism(1996)
Apache(1995)
Ocean Trader(1995)
Talisman(1995)
Bundesliga Manager Hattrick: Jimmy Hartwig Edition(1995)
Archibald Applebrook's Abenteuer(1995)
Space Marines: Der stählerne Kaiser(1995)
Exploration(1994)
Bundesliga Manager Hattrick: Supporter(1994)
Die Höhlenwelt Saga: Der Leuchtende Kristall(1994)
Software Manager(1994)
Death or Glory: Das Erbe von Morgan(1994)
Pizza Tycoon(1994)
Football Limited(1994)
Der Baulöwe(1994)
Jonathan(1993)
Eishockey Manager(1993)
Der Schatz im Silbersee(1993)
Manager, The(1992)
Bundesliga Manager Professional (Limited Edition)(1992)
Hexuma: Das Auge des Kal(1992)
Build-It: Das Bauhaus(1991)
Cubulus(1991)
Bundesliga Manager Professional(1991)
Die Kathedrale(1991)
Kengi(1991)
Shiftrix(1991)
Shiftrix & Lettrix(1991)

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Trivia

The company website was located at: http://www.software2000.de

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