Rainbow Studios

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Rainbow Studios Inc.
THQ Digital Studios Phoenix, Inc. (2010–2013)
IndustryVideo game industry
Founded1995; 23 years ago (1995)
HeadquartersPhoenix, Arizona, U.S.
ProductsMX vs. ATV
ParentTHQ (2001–2013)
THQ Nordic (2013–present)

Rainbow Studios Inc., known as THQ Digital Studios Phoenix, Inc. between 2010–2013, is an American video game developer known for their off-road racing video games involving motocross bikes and all-terrain vehicles. The company was founded in 1995. Originally making Rail shooters with their first game being The Hive,[1] the company shifted gears and created Motocross Madness, which was released in 1998 for computers running Microsoft Windows. Originally independent, it was acquired by THQ in 2001,[2] until being acquired by Nordic Games in 2013, and incorporated as Rainbow Studios Inc., in 2015.

Games developed[edit]

Game title Year released Platform(s) Notes
The Hive 1995 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation The company's first game
Deadly Tide 1996 Microsoft Windows
Ravage D.C.X 1996 Microsoft Windows Company's Last Rail shooter
Motocross Madness 1998 Microsoft Windows Company's departure from Rail shooters into Motocross style games.
Missile Command 1999 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation A remake of the classic Atari arcade game. Co-developed with Meyor/Glass Interactive.
Motocross Madness 2 2000 Microsoft Windows
ATV Offroad Fury 2001 PlayStation 2 Company's first game involving all-terrain vehicles.
Splashdown 2001 PlayStation 2, Xbox
Star Wars: Racer Revenge 2002 PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
ATV Offroad Fury 2 2002 PlayStation 2
Splashdown 2: Rides Gone Wild 2003 PlayStation 2, mobile phone
MX Unleashed 2004 Xbox, PlayStation 2, mobile phone
MX vs. ATV Unleashed 2005 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows First entry in their MX vs. ATV series.
MX vs. ATV: On the Edge 2006 PlayStation Portable An updated port of MX vs. ATV Unleashed; referred to in-game as MX vs. ATV Unleashed: On the Edge.
Cars 2006 GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii
Cars Mater-National Championship 2007 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
MX vs. ATV: Untamed 2007 PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360
Deadly Creatures 2009 Wii
MX vs. ATV Reflex 2009 Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Cloud (OnLive)
Dood's Big Adventure 2010 Wii Renamed to THQ Digital Studios Phoenix during development.
MX vs. ATV Alive 2011 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Renamed to THQ Digital Studios Phoenix during development.
MX vs. ATV Supercross 2014 Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 First game in the MX vs. ATV series under Nordic Games; Rainbow Studios resumed using their original name.
MX vs. ATV All Out 2018 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Second game in the series under THQ Nordic

and the first game in the series to use the Unreal Engine.

Untitled Monster Jam Game 2019 TBA