🐳 Moby v2024.04.07

Ubisoft Mainz

Moby ID: 2194

  • Blue Byte Mainz (from 2014-06 to 2019-08)
  • Related Designs Software GmbH (from 1995-01 to 2014-06)

Overview edit · view history

Founded in January 1995, Related Designs originally focused on developing medium priced games as well as advertising and online games. The experience gained in the production of a number of smaller titles led to the development of the company's biggest success - the real-time strategy game A*M*E*R*I*C*A, developed for the German publisher Data Becker.

The game was listed for eight continuous months in the German Media Control PC games charts with the best position attained in February 2001. In March 2001 "America" was voted "Game of the month" by Germany's largest computer game magazine "Computerbild-Spiele". Having sold more than 250.000 copies worldwide the game marked the company's entry into the segment of full price PC games.

The next titles released in 2003 were two real-time strategy games: Castle Strike, in which the player controls one of three tribes in medieval times, and No Man's Land, which features 300 years of history of North America, both of which underlined the focus of Related Designs to producing real-time strategy titles. As of 2006, they have handled the Anno / A.D. series of games.

Ubisoft Entertainment acquired a 30% share of the company in April 2007 and became the company's exclusive publisher. They would fully acquire the studio on 11 April 2013.

In 2014, the company was renamed to Blue Byte Mainz, and would work closely with Blue Byte's main Düsseldorf studio.

Credited on 18 Games from 1996 to 2024

Skull and Bones (2024 on Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series...)
Anno 1404: History Edition (2020 on Windows)
Anno 1503: History Edition (2020 on Windows)
Anno 1602: History Edition (2020 on Windows)
Anno 1701: History Edition (2020 on Windows)
Anno 1800 (2019 on Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series)
Champions of Anteria (2016 on Windows)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (2015 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Anno 2205 (2015 on Windows)
Anno 2070 (2011 on Windows)
Dawn of Discovery (2009 on Windows)
1701 A.D. (2006 on Windows)
Castle Strike (2004 on Windows)
No Man's Land (2003 on Windows)
A*M*E*R*I*C*A (2001 on Windows)
Die Pirateninsel (1998 on DOS, Windows)
ARO und ELMI im Kampf gegen die Bakterien Bande (1996 on DOS)
Toffifee: Fantasy Forest (1996 on DOS)

History +

April 11, 2013

Company fully acquired by Ubisoft.

April 2007

Ubisoft Entertainment SA acquires a 30% stake in Related Designs.

January 1995

Company founded.

Trivia +

The German online magazine 4Players named Related Designs as #3 Best Developer of 2006.

Location and contact information (June 2011):

Related Designs Software GmbH

Römerpassage 1

55116 Mainz


Tel.: +49 (0)6131 - 55447-0

E-Mail: [email protected]

Related Web Sites +


Add your expertise to help preserve video game history! You can submit a correction or add the following: