|Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
San Rafael, California, U.S.
Factor 5 is an independent software and video game developer. The company was co-founded by five former Rainbow Arts employees in 1987 in Cologne, Germany, which served as the inspiration behind the studio's name.
Chris Hülsbeck developed a custom driver which was used in Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3D. Later, Jens Petersam, Jan Delgado, Rudolf Stember, Dirk Jagalski, Willi Bäcker, Holger Schmidt and Peter Drescher all developed a custom sound driver, TROET Sound System. TROET appears to be MIDI-based, given the dynamic channel allocation.
For their Game Boy games, the company used a custom sound driver from an unknown programmer.
For the Game Boy Color, the company developed MusyX, a MIDI-based sound driver. While no games from the company used the driver, MusyX was licensed to various developers.
Factor 5 developed a variation of MusyX. Like the Game Boy Color before it, MusyX was licensed to various companies.
- Chris Hülsbeck
- Jens Petersam
- Jan Delgado
- Rudolf Stember
- Dirk Jagalski
- Willi Bäcker
- Holger Schmidt
- Peter Drescher
- Markus Siebold
- Jake Jacobson