Rainbow Arts

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Rainbow Arts
Industry Video games industry
Founded 1984
Defunct 1999
Headquarters Gütersloh, Germany
Area served
Key people
Marc Ulrich (Founder)
Products Turrican

Rainbow Arts was a German video game developer founded in 1984 in Gütersloh by Marc Ulrich[1] which was later bought by Funsoft, and eventually absorbed by THQ in 1999. In the early 1990s most of the company's creative developers left to start their own development studios, such as Thomas Hertzler, who is now[when?] Managing Director of Blue Byte, and Armin Gessert, who founded Spellbound Entertainment. Rainbow Arts arose from a split of a former software company, micro-partner, founded by Marc Ullrich, Thomas Meiertoberens and Rolf Lakaemper. Parallel to Ullrich creating RainbowArts, Meiertoberens/Lakaemper founded Magic Bytes, a game software company, also located in Gütersloh, NRW, Germany. Rainbow Arts and Magic Bytes can be seen as the first commercial German game software companies.


Below is a list of games that Rainbow Arts published during the 1980s though 1990s:[2][3][4][5]


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