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|Headquarters||San Rafael, California, USA|
|Manager||Gary Carlston (1980-89)|
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|Sector||Video and Computer Games and Software|
|Information|| Take over by The Learning Company in 1998.|
Actually is Ubisoft the holder of rights of the Brøderbund software
In 1980 Brøderbund was founded by the brothers Doug and Gary Carlston in Eugene, Oregon. First they published the game Galactic Empire for TRS-80, which was written by Doug Carlston.
In 1981 their sister Cathy Carlston joined the company of her brothers.
In 1984 Brøderbund took over the company Synapse Software. In the same year they published the famous application The Print Shop. One year later they closed 'Synapse Software, because they company was not profitable enough.
In 1989 Gary and Cathy Carlson left Brøderbund.
In 1990 they published the famous adventure game Prince of Persia, which runs on PC and is since then released every year spiced up with a different story and new gaphics. Another famouse game for PC was Myst from 1993 and RealMyst from 2000.
In 1991 Brøderbund was changed into an incorporated company and listed on NASDAQ as BROD. Until 1995 the stock of Brøderbund rose up to 80,- US-Dollar.
In 1995 Brøderbund tried to take over the company The Learning Company, but was outbidden by rival Softkey. Three years later The Learning Company sold Brøderbund for ca. 420 million US-Dollars.
Since 2001 is Ubisoft the holder of rights of the Brøderbund software.
In Europe the German company Ariolasoft published the Brøderbund software.
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