Rainbow Arts

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Rainbow Arts Software GmbH
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Founded 1984
Closed 1999
Headquarters Gütersloh (until 1988), Düsseldorf (since 1988), Germany

Rainbow Arts Software GmbH was a German developer best known for Turrican. Initially, its founder, Marc Alexander Ullrich from Gütersloh, co-wrote database programs for Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64 and successfully offered them to Ariolasoft, but after being awed by Frogger and Falcon Patrol, he had freelancers write extended clones of arcade classics for the still-new Amstrad CPC.

In October 1986, Rainbow Arts Software became a corporation ("GmbH") owned by Rushware and Softgold and focused fully on game development, mainly for Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST and later DOS. Rainbow Arts itself had two labels called Time Warp and Golden Goblins and an office in England.

In 1992, when several employees in the creative department had already left to form their own software companies, Funsoft bought Rushware and Softgold, and in December 1998, sold them to THQ, who eventually discontinued Rainbow Arts.


Music Development

Every arranger had his own choice, but Chris Hülsbeck also shared unreleased tools and unreleased updates of his published tools.

Audio Personnel

People who worked on more than one soundtrack for Rainbow Arts are:


Sound Devices

Rainbow Arts sold an AdLib clone.