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Ubisoft Düsseldorf


Blue Byte is a game developer based in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company was founded in October 1988 in Mülheim by Thomas Hertzler and Lothar Schmitt, both former employees of Rainbow Arts. Blue Byte debuted with Pro Tennis Tour / Great Courts, before moving towards the Battle Isle and The Settlers strategy games for which they were most famed. Their original focus was the Amiga until 1994, when they switched their focus towards the PC.

Blue Byte opened several divisions for publishing, distribution and additional development: The company's fortunes wavered in the late 1990s, and they were absorbed by Ubi Soft in 2001.

Also Known As

  • Ubisoft Blue Byte GmbH (from Aug 18, 2017 to Aug, 2019)
  • Blue Byte Studio GmbH (from 2001 to Aug 18, 2017)
  • Blue Byte Software GmbH & Co. KG (from 1999 to 2001)
  • Blue Byte Software GmbH (from Feb, 1988 to 1999)


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Anno 1800(2019)
Settlers: Rise of an Empire - Gold Edition, The(2018)
Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici - History Edition, The(2018)
Settlers IV: History Edition, The(2018)
Settlers: Heritage of Kings - Complete, The(2018)
Settlers III: History Edition, The(2018)
Settlers: History Edition, The(2018)
South Park: The Fractured But Whole(2017)
For Honor(2017)
Champions of Anteria(2016)
Anno 2205(2015)
Anno 2205: Asteroid Miner(2015)
Anno: Build an Empire(2014)
Assassin's Creed: Identity(2014)
Might & Magic Heroes Online(2014)
Anno Online(2013)
Panzer General Online(2013)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013(2012)
Anno 2070(2011)
Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom - DLC Complete Pack, The(2011)
Dawn of Discovery(2010)
Settlers Online, The(2010)
Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom, The(2010)
Dawn of Discovery(2009)
Settlers: Rise of Cultures, The(2008)
Settlers: Rise of an Empire, The(2007)
Settlers, The(2007)
Settlers II: 10th Anniversary, The(2006)
Heritage of Kings: The Settlers(2004)
Settlers: Fourth Edition, The(2001)
Settlers: Smack a Thief!, The(2000)
Settlers III: Ultimate Collection, The(2000)
Battle Isle: The Andosia War(2000)
Battle Isle: Platinum(2000)
Settlers III: Quest of the Amazons, The(1999)
Total Heaven 2(1999)
Settlers III: Mission CD, The(1999)
Stephen King's F13: Ctrl, Alt, ...Shiver(1999)
Stephen King's F13: Ctrl, Alt, ...Shiver (Limited Edition)(1999)
Die Siedler III: Das Geheimnis der Amazonen (Sonderedition)(1999)
Settlers III, The(1998)
Game, Net & Match!(1998)
Incubation: Hidden Worlds(1998)
Star Trek: Starship Creator(1998)
Incubation: The Wilderness Missions(1997)
Incubation: Time is Running Out(1997)
Extreme Assault(1997)
Settlers II: Gold Edition, The(1997)
Incubation: Battle Isle Phase Vier (Limitierte Exclusiv Edition)(1997)

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Blue Byte was named "Best Developer of 1996" by the German magazine Power Play (issue 02/1997)

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