Rainbow Studios

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Rainbow Studios Inc.
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1995; 22 years ago (1995)
Headquarters Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Products MX vs. ATV
Parent THQ (2001–2013)
THQ Nordic (2013–present)
Website www.rainbowstudios.com

Rainbow Studios Inc. 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 (video game),[1] the company shifed 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 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 2001/2002 PlayStation 2, Xbox
Star Wars: Racer Revenge 2002 PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
ATV Offroad Fury 2 2002/2003 PlayStation 2
Splashdown 2: Rides Gone Wild 2003 PlayStation 2
MX Unleashed 2004 Xbox, PlayStation 2
MX vs. ATV Unleashed 2005/2006 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 PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 Xbox GameCube Wii Xbox 360
Cars Mater-National Championship 2007 Microsoft Windows PlayStation 2 Wii PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
MX vs. ATV: Untamed 2007/2008 PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Deadly Creatures 2009 Nintendo Wii
Dood's Big Adventure 2010 Nintendo Wii Renamed to THQ Digital Studios Phoenix during development.
MX vs. ATV Reflex 2009/2010 Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Cloud (OnLive)
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.


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