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Red Orb Entertainment

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Red Orb Entertainment was a game division of Brøderbund Software, Inc. established on 21st May 1997. The division was conceived by Ted Simon and lead by Vice President and General Manager Ken Goldstein. Red Orb (Broder when spelled backwards), was founded for regular games to distinguish them from its library of edutainment titles.

The Red Orb division included a complete development studio and publishing operations. In addition to publishing its own creations, the division published games from other developing companies.

When Brøderbund was acquired by The Learning Company on 31st August 1998, it became a publishing label for the Mindscape, Inc. division.

16 Games Released (1997 - 2002)

Soul Fighter (1999 on Dreamcast)
Prince of Persia 3D (1999 on Windows, Dreamcast)
Myst: Masterpiece Edition (1999 on Windows, Macintosh)
John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles: An Adventure in Terror (1998 on Windows)
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate (1998 on Windows)
Prince of Persia Collection (1998 on DOS, Windows, Macintosh)
Warlords III: Darklords Rising (1998 on Windows)
WarBreeds (1998 on Windows)
The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time (1998 on Windows, Macintosh)
John Saul's Blackstone Chronicles: An Adventure in Terror (1998 on Windows)
Ring: The Legend of the Nibelungen (1998 on Windows, Macintosh)
Riven: The Sequel to Myst (1997 on Windows, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn...)
Warlords III: Reign of Heroes (1997 on Windows)
Take No Prisoners (1997 on Windows)
Myst (1993 on Windows, Windows 3.x, PlayStation...)
Prince of Persia (1989 on DOS, Game Boy, Game Boy Color...)

History +

May 21st, 1997

Brøderbund Software, Inc. launches the publishing label Red Orb Entertainment.

Trivia +

Red Orb was a reincarnation of Broderbund Software when they decided to create a presence as a mature games developer. The name "Red Orb" is "Broder" spelled backwards.

Company Information (ca. 1998):

Red Orb Entertainment

Unit A, Brenda Road

Hartlepool, Cleveland

TS25 1NN

UK Former Company Website: www.redorb.com

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