Factor 5

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Factor 5
Founded 1987
Headquarters Cologne, Germany
San Rafael, California, U.S.

Factor 5 GmbH 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.

It is notable for the Turrican franchise, as well as many Star Wars games, and a contractor for LucasArts.


Music Development


The name of the sound driver is TROET Sound System. Earlier versions of the sound driver are programmed by Chris Hülsbeck himself. The earlier version of the driver was licensed to Loricel for Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3D (SNES). Later, Jens Petersam, Jan Delgado, Rudolf Stember, Dirk Jagalski, Willi Bäcker, Holger Schmidt and Peter Drescher all did later versions of the driver.


Chris Hülsbeck also programmed Factor 5's Genesis driver.


The name of the driver is MusyX. Rudolf Stember wrote MIDI files, and it was converted to his sound driver. Later, Factor 5 revised the driver, and it licensed the driver to other companies


Factor 5 also developed their Game Boy Advance sound driver, also called MusyX. None of GBA's games were developed by Factor 5, so composers sent his own driver to their companies.

Audio Personnel