|Rainbow Arts Software GmbH|
|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.
Every arranger had his own choice, but Chris Hülsbeck also shared unreleased tools and unreleased updates of his published tools.
People who worked on more than one soundtrack for Rainbow Arts are:
- Chris Hülsbeck - Commodore 64 and Amiga composer and sound programmer (freelance 1987, full-time 1987 - 1989-12-31, freelance 1990-01-01 - 1991).
- Detlef Pleiß and Markus Weichselbaum - Unnamed group of Atari ST arrangers and composers (1990 - 1991).
- Factor 5 - Amiga developer (1988 - 1993).
- Georg Brandt - Commodore 64 composer (1987).
- Jochen Hippel - Atari ST arranger and composer (1988 - 1991).
- Jürgen Piscol - Atari ST arranger and composer (1989 - 1990).
- Karsten Obarski - Amiga composer (1988).
- Manfred Trenz - Audio for two of his own games (freelance 1987, full-time 1987 - 1999).
- Palladix - DOS developer and composers (1990 - 1991).
- Ramiro Vaca - Commodore 64 composer (1988 - 1990).
- Rudolf Stember - Commodore 64 and Amiga composer (freelance 1990 - 1991).
- Thomas Lopatic - Amiga arranger and sound programmer (1988).
Rainbow Arts sold an AdLib clone.
- mobygames.com/company/rainbow-arts-software-gmbh - MobyGames.
- mobygames.com/company/rainbow-arts-inc - MobyGames.
- mobygames.com/company/time-warp-productions - MobyGames.
- mobygames.com/company/time-warp-software-gmbh - MobyGames.
- mobygames.com/company/golden-goblins - MobyGames.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Arts - Wikipedia.