reLINE Software

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ReLINE Software
IndustryVideo games
Interactive entertainment
FounderUwe Grabosch, Holger Gehrmann
Area served

ReLINE Software was a German game development company founded by Uwe Grabosch and Holger Gehrmann in Hannover in 1987.

The company acted first as a developer for Softgold, Rainbow Arts, Golden Games, Magic Bytes, micro-partner, and Robtek; the company later became significantly more independent and co-published games with Magic Byte.

Titles from the eighties include: Operation Hongkong, Drum Studio, Extensor, Hollywood Poker, Space Port, Amegas, Crystal Hammer, Hollywood Poker Pro, Black Gold (also known as Oil Imperium), Dyter-07, and Window Wizard (also known as Window Willy).

Games of the early nineties include Legend of Faerghail, Fate: Gates of Dawn and Centerbase.

Holger Gehrmann und Olaf Patzenhauer continued reLINE Software as a software label in 1993. The games Biing! and Biing! 2 originated from this time. However, the planned development of Oil Imperium 2 was cancelled.

ReLINE Software closed in 2004. In February 2008, Holger Gehrmann fell to his death from a seven-story office building months before his 40th birthday. Olaf Patzenhauer died some time between late 2011 and mid-2012.


  • reLINE at The Hall of Light (HOL)
  • "reLINE: Screenshot Gallery". 2001-01-15. Archived from the original on January 15, 2001. Retrieved 2013-05-08.