Kalisto Entertainment SA

Also Known As +

  • Mindscape Bordeaux SA (from 1995 to 1996)
  • Atreid Concept SA (from 1990-10 to 1995)

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In 1990, Nicolas Gaume created an independent French video game development company under the name Atreid Concept SA. The company set up its own distribution label in 1992 called Kalisto and released The Tinies, Cogito, S.C.Out, Fury of the Furries and Breakline between 1992 and 1994. Apple also invested in the company.

A collaboration with the Japanese group Namco led to the creation of Pac-in-Time in 1994, on Nintendo and SEGA consoles along the PC and Macintosh versions. In October 1994, the British group Pearson bought Atreid Concept and Mindscape, Inc. Atreid joined an international distribution force and became Mindscape Bordeaux in 1995, releasing Warriors, and Al Unser Jr. Arcade Racing, which was chosen by Bill Gates for the promotion of the release of Windows 95.

In 1996, Nicolas Gaume bought back 100% of Mindscape Bordeaux which then became Kalisto Entertainment. English, American, Japanese and Chinese offices were opened and between 1997 and 1998 the company released Dark Earth, Ultim@te Race Pro and Nightmare Creatures.

In June 2000 the company acquired the US studio DayLight Productions and renamed it Kalisto Entertainment USA Inc. The company eventually filed for bankruptcy in April 2002. The US division's director Stretch Williams founded the studio BigSky Interactive, Inc. in May 2002 and took along the team of 30 people of the former Kalisto US studio.

Credited on 24 Games from 1990 to 2002

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Spirits & Spells (2002 on PlayStation 2, GameCube)
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002 on PlayStation 2, GameCube)
NYR: New York Race (2001 on Windows, PlayStation 2)
Lucky Luke: Western Fever (2001 on Windows, PlayStation)
Tinies Farter (2001 on ExEn)
Nightmare Creatures II (2000 on PlayStation, Dreamcast)
4 Wheel Thunder (2000 on Dreamcast)
Swamp Buggy Racing (2000 on Windows)
The Fifth Element (1998 on Windows, PlayStation)
Ultim@te Race Pro (1998 on Windows)
Dark Earth (1997 on Windows)
Nightmare Creatures (1997 on Windows, PlayStation, Nintendo 64)
Savage Warriors (1995 on DOS)
Pac-in-Time (1995 on SNES)
Al Unser, Jr. Arcade Racing (1995 on Windows, Windows 3.x, Macintosh)
Evasive Action (1994 on DOS)
Breakline (1993 on DOS, Macintosh)
Pac-in-Time (1993 on DOS, Game Boy, Amiga...)
Cogito (1992 on Windows 3.x, Apple IIgs, Macintosh...)
S.C.Out (1992 on DOS, Macintosh)

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History +

November 1996

Original founder, Nicolas Gaume, buys the company back and it is officially renamed Kalisto Entertainment.


Atreid Concept changed its name to Mindscape Bordeaux.

October 1994

The company joined the Pearson Group working as a development studio for Mindscape, Inc.


The company set up its own distribution label called Kalisto.

October 1990

The company was formed under the name Atreid Concept by Nicolas Gaume in France.

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Trivia +

Location in July 1995:

Atreid Concept

Immeuble Le Guyenne

7 Terrasse Front du Medoc

33075 Bordeaux, France

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