Rainbow Arts Software GmbH

Moby ID: 558

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Rainbow Arts was a game publisher and developer founded in 1984 in Gütersloh, Germany.

Early in the 80's they gathered many people from all over Germany, like Armin Gessert (founder of the company Spellbound), Thomas Hertzler (of Blue Byte), Chris Huelsbeck, Manfred Trenz, and others.

All their games from that time were mainly made for the C64 and the Amiga and only very few were converted to the IBM-PC later on.

Early in the 90's most of Rainbow Arts people went on to work somewhere else or to form their own independent companies (Blue Byte, Factor 5). Rainbow Arts became part of Softgold/Funsoft and are now part of THQ, as Funsoft itself was bought by THQ in 1999.

Credited on 72 Games from 1985 to 1997

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Earthworm Jim 1 & 2: The Whole Can 'O Worms (1996 on DOS, Windows, Macintosh...)
Imperium Romanum (1996 on DOS)
Rendering Ranger R² (1995 on SNES)
Claim to Power (1995 on Windows)
Galactic Attack (1994 on Windows, SEGA Saturn, Arcade...)
Hurra Deutschland (1994 on DOS)
Lollypop (1994 on DOS, Amiga, Windows)
St. Thomas (1994 on DOS, Amiga)
In the Hunt (1993 on Windows, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn...)
Mega Turrican (1993 on Genesis, Amiga, Wii...)
Super Turrican (1993 on NES)
Mega Box (1992 on DOS, Amiga)
Vision: The 5 Dimension Utopia (1992 on DOS, Amiga)
5th Anniversary (1991 on Amiga, Commodore 64)
Action Pack (1991 on Amiga)
Log!cal (1991 on DOS, Game Boy Color, Amiga...)
Mad TV (1991 on DOS, Amiga)
Turrican II: The Final Fight (1991 on DOS, Amiga, Atari ST...)
3001: O'Connors Fight (1990 on Amiga)
Apprentice (1990 on Amiga, Atari ST)

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1984

Company founded in Germany

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