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Ariolasoft was one of the largest European game publishers in the 80s.
Ariolasoft was founded by BMG Ariola as software sales department in 1982. In the first years video games by Activision were exclusively marketed. Hereupon Ariolasoft advanced to be the market leader in Germany and opened subsidiaries in the Western European neighbouring countries.
Ariolasoft was renamed United Software in 1990. This was bought by Microprose Germany in 1993. In Great Britain Ariolasoft had a subsidiary named Ariolasoft UK.
Ariolasoft published by order of Ariolasoft, Brøderbund, COSMI and Electronic Arts, HES, Synapse Software in Europe until these companies had founded own subsidiaries in Europe. Next to this Ariolasoft also produced datasette versions for Brøderbund and Electronic Arts. Some titles were also developed by Ariolasoft themselves. Ariolasoft reached great awareness with the titles Kaiser and Hanse.
- Golf Construction Set
- Masters of Time
- Out of This World
- This is E.F.IGES
- They Stole a Million
- Structured BASIC (BASIC expansion on cartridge)