United Software GmbH

Moby ID: 2829

  • ariolasoft GmbH (from 1983 to 1990)

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Ariolasoft was a German computer game publisher and distributor. Besides releasing games for home computers, they were also notable for being the distributor for the Sega Master System in Germany between 1987 and 1988.

Ariolasoft was also the publisher for Electronic Arts and Brøderbund Software in Europe before those companies set up their own European offices. Some of the better received original games released by the company were Deactivators, Golf Construction Set, Out of This World, Starfox (no relation to the Nintendo franchise of the same name) and They Stole a Million.

The company also had a division in the United Kingdom: Ariolasoft UK.

The company was renamed United Software GmbH in the middle of 1990; it had started as the software subsidiary of Ariola Records, a German record label belonging to BMG. In 1993, United Software was taken over by Microprose Germany.

Credited on 77 Games from 1983 to 1991

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Die Ralf Glau Edition (1991 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)
Hoyle: Official Book of Games - Volume 2: Solitaire (1990 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)
Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan (1990 on DOS, PC-88, PC-98...)
Atomix (1990 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)
Das Haus (1990 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST)
Dragonflight (1990 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST)
Enchanted Land (1990 on Amiga, Atari ST)
Inspektor Griffu (1990 on Amiga, Atari ST, DOS)
Leavin' Teramis (1990 on Amiga, Atari ST)
Magic Lines (1990 on Amiga, Atari ST)
Qatbol (1990 on Amiga, Atari ST)
Robot Commander (1990 on Amiga)
Shuffle Pix (1990 on Amiga)
Super Cars (1990 on Amiga, NES, Atari ST...)
Thalion: The First Year (1990 on Amiga, Atari ST)
Tower FRA (1990 on Amiga)
World Class Soccer (1990 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)
Pipe Dream (1989 on DOS, Windows 3.x, Game Boy...)
Asgard (1989 on Commodore 64, Atari ST)
Gazza's Super Soccer (1989 on Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64...)

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Company renamed to United Software.


Company founded.

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Ariolasoft was also the publisher for the developer Starlight Software run by former Beyond Software publisher Francis Lee.

Ariolasoft also released some games by the team of Antony Crowther and Ben Daglish including Challenge of the Gobots and Killer Ring.

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