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Blue Byte

Blue Byte is a German video game developer and publisher founded in 1988 and is best known for Battle Isle and The Settler. The company operates as a subsidiary of gaming giant Ubisoft.

Official Site: bluebyte.net
Company Size: 500+
Region:  Germany (HQ),
Year Founded: 1988
Phone Number: +49 (0) 211-33800 – 0
Email: info@bluebyte.de

Blue Byte was founded in 1988 by Thomas Hertzler and Lothar Schmitt in Mülheim, Germany. The company’s first game was titled Great Courts, a Tennis simulation game which was released in 1989, followed by a turn-based strategy game titled Battle Isle in 1991. Their next successful game was The Settlers, a real-time strategy game which focused on building medieval settlements with workers and armies to perform specific tasks. The Settlers has spawned numerous sequels and garnered several awards from game magazines. The company also developed several game titles that were well received in Europe but failed to capture the international market. In 1995, Julian Pretto, a Chicago-based entrepreneur approached the founders of the company to open an office in Chicago, Illinois which solidified their foothold in the North American market. Three years later, they moved from their old offices in Chicago, Illinois to new facilities in Austin, Texas. In January 2001, Ubisoft acquired Blue Byte for an undisclosed amount when the latter failed to reach its projected annual sales by a huge margin. Under Ubisoft, Blue Byte was tasked with focusing on their widely-popular flagship titles Battle Isle and The Settlers. Blue Byte currently focuses on developing online games for different platforms with the promise of delivering high quality and excellent titles to the international gaming community.

PC Games

Offline PC Games developed by Blue Byte:

Great Courts
Great Courts 2
Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour
Tom and The Ghost
Battle Isle
Battle Isle Data Disk I
Battle Isle Data Disk II
History Line: 1914-1918
The Settlers
Battle Isle II
Battle Isle II Data Disk I
Battle Isle
The Settlers
The Settlers II
Dr. Drago's Madcap Chase
Extreme Assault
Battle Isle: Incubation
Game, Net & Match!
The Settlers III
Star Trek: Starship Creator
Stephen King's F13
The Settlers IV
Battle Isle: The Andosia War
Castle Strike
No Man’s Land
The Settlers: Heritage of Kings
The Settlers II 10th Anniversary
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire
The Settlers: Rise of Cultures
Anno 1404
Anno 1404: Venice
ANNO 1404 Gold Edition
ANNO 1701
ANNO 1701 The Sunken Dragon
ANNO 1701 Gold Edition
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom
Anno 2070
Anno 2205

Published PC Games

Offline PC Games published by Blue Byte:

Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts
Archimedean Dynasty
Chewy: ESC from F5

Browser Games

Browser Based Games (No download) developed by Blue Byte:

The Settlers - My City (Facebook)
The Settlers Online
Anno Online
Panzer General Online
Might & Magic: Heroes Online
Silent Hunter Online

Mobile Games

Mobile Games developed by Blue Byte:

Assassin's Creed Identity (Android/iOS)
ANNO: Create a New World (Nintendo DS)
The Settlers (Nintendo DS)

Console Games

Console Games developed by Blue Byte:

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 (WiiU)
My Fitness Coach Club (Wii/PS3)
ANNO: Create a New World (Wii)

Contact Info

Blue Byte Contact Information

Email: info@bluebyte.de
Phone Number: +49 (0) 211-33800 – 0
Fax Number:+49 (0) 211-33800 – 152
Corporate Address: Blue Byte GmbH Adlerstr. 74 D – 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany

Useful Links
Blue Byte Official Website
Blue Byte Wikipedia Profile
Blue Byte LinkedIn Profile
Blue Byte Bloomberg Financial Profile