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Software 2000

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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.

Credited on 65 Games from 1988 to 2001

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Bundesliga Manager X (2001 on Windows)
Fast Food Tycoon 2 (2000 on Windows)
Gute Zeiten - Schlechte Zeiten: Volume 3 (2000 on Windows, PlayStation)
Pizza $yndicate Mission CD: Mehr Biss (1999 on Windows)
Fast Food Tycoon (1999 on Windows)
Gute Zeiten - Schlechte Zeiten (1999 on Windows)
Gute Zeiten - Schlechte Zeiten: Volume 2 (1999 on Windows, PlayStation)
Swing Plus: Total Mindcontrol (1999 on Windows)
Corum II: Dark Lord (1998 on Windows)
Bundesliga Manager 98 (1998 on Windows)
Bundesliga Manager: Champions-Pack (1998 on DOS)
Flying Saucer (1998 on Windows)
Montezuma's Return (1997 on DOS, Windows)
Alarm für Cobra 11: Die Autobahnpolizei (included games) (1997 on Windows 3.x, Macintosh)
Clash (1997 on DOS, Windows)
F1 Manager Professional (1997 on DOS)
Fun Compilation Vol. 1 (1997 on DOS)
Marble Master (1997 on DOS, Windows, PlayStation...)
Rallye Racing 97 (includes X-Tra Strecken) (1997 on DOS)
Total Football Management (1996 on DOS)

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February 2002

Software 2000 files for bankruptcy


Software 2000 founded by Marc Wardenga, Norbert Wardenga and Andreas Wardenga

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

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