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Appaloosa Interactive Corporation

Moby ID: 1752

  • Novotrade Software Kft. (from 1983 to 1989)
  • Novotrade International, Inc. (from 1989 to 1996-11-04)

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Appaloosa Interactive Corporation was a Hungarian game development studio founded by András Császár and Stephen J. Friedman. It was established in 1983 as Novotrade Software Kft. by 4 banks and 93 enterprises as a way to get hold of foreign currency, of which the supply was always low in the eastern bloc. Initially the company imported and sold computer hardware and software, and later began licensing software and games from European companies, mostly for the Commodore 64. The company also made computer programs and TV commercials. An office in California (USA) was also opened in 1983, possibly with the name Novotrade International LLC. When Hungary became a republic in October 1989 after shaking off the communist regime, the operations in Hungary and the USA were joined with the establishment of Novotrade International, Inc. In addition the name was changed to Appaloosa Interactive Corporation on 4th November 1996.

In the nineties the company was especially known for creating games for SEGA consoles, most notably in the Ecco the Dolphin series.

The company was closed in 2006. Many Hungarian developers who got their start at Novotrade later went on to work at Mithis Games.

Credited on 70 Games from 1983 to 2006

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Jaws: Unleashed (2006 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Wacky Races (2000 on Windows, PlayStation)
Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future (2000 on PlayStation 2, Dreamcast)
Tiny Tank (1999 on PlayStation)
South Park (1998 on Windows, PlayStation, Nintendo 64)
C: The Contra Adventure (1998 on PlayStation)
Grossology (1997 on Windows, Windows 3.x)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997 on Genesis)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997 on PlayStation, SEGA Saturn)
Sesame Street: Alphabet Avenue (1997 on SEGA Pico)
Contra: Legacy of War (1996 on PlayStation, SEGA Saturn)
Three Dirty Dwarves (1996 on Windows, SEGA Saturn)
Math Antics with Disney's 101 Dalmatians (1996 on SEGA Pico)
Sky Target (1995 on Windows, SEGA Saturn, Arcade)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Crossroads of Time (1995 on SNES, Genesis)
Crayola Crayons: Create a World (1995 on SEGA Pico)
Ecco Jr. (1995 on Linux, Windows, Genesis...)
Exo Squad (1995 on Genesis)
Garfield: Caught in the Act (1995 on Windows, Genesis, Game Gear)
Kolibri (1995 on SEGA 32X)

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Company founded in Budapest, Hungary.

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The company website was formerly located at www.appaloosacorp.com


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