Red Orb Entertainment

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Red Orb Entertainment
Former type Subsidiary
Industry Video games
Founded May 21, 1997[2]
Defunct March 2001[1]
Headquarters Novato, California, USA[2]
Cleveland, England, UK[3]
Key people Ken Goldstein (VP & general manager), Ted Simon (group marketing manager)[2]
Products Prince of Persia 3D, Riven, Warlords III
Parent Brøderbund (1997-1998)[4]
The Learning Company (1998-2001)[1]
Website redorb.com (archived)

Red Orb Entertainment was a publishing division created by the Brøderbund software company to market its video game titles, distinguishing them from its library of edutainment titles, which it marketed to schools. Launched on May 21, 1997 and based in Novato, California, the name comes from the first six letters of "Broderbund," which spell "Red Orb" when reversed.[2]

After its parent company Brøderbund was acquired by The Learning Company in 1998, Red Orb's brand continued to be used and was supported by the latter's Mindscape division.[4] Subsequent games of the Myst, Prince of Persia, and Warlords franchises were later published by Ubisoft, which had acquired The Learning Company's entertainment library in March 2001.[1]

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Red Orb Entertainment developed and/or published several games in the late 1990s, including:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Judson, Peter (March 7, 2001). "UbiSoft Aquires {sic} Entertainment Division of the Learning Company". Neoseeker. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Angwin, Julia (May 22, 1997). "Broderbund in the Game / New titles will bear Red Orb brand name". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Red Orb Entertainment". MobyGames. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Dunkin, Alan (October 2, 1998). "Red Orb Stays With Mindscape". GameSpot. Retrieved January 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Red Orb Entertainment". Metacritic. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 

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