Ariolasoft

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Ariolasoft
Logo Ariolasoft
Founded 1982
Closed 1993
Headquarters Germany
Manager
Employees
Key People (choice)
Turnover
Sector Video and computer games
Website
Information

Ariolasoft was one of the largest European game publishers in the 80s.

History[edit]

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.

Games[edit]

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.

Ariolasoft developed for the platforms: Amiga, C64, Sega Master System and ZX Spectrum

Own developments[edit]

Applications[edit]

Ariolasoft was also publisher for applications for Brøderbund, CHIPSOFT, Creative Software and Electronic Arts, HES, MARITEL and SIGHT&SOUND in Europe.

  • Structured BASIC (BASIC expansion on cartridge)

Links[edit]

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