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Piranha Bytes
Founder(s)Michael "Mike" Hoge, Tom Putzki, Stefan Nyul and Alex Brüggemann
Parent companyTHQ Nordic

Piranha Bytes was incorporated as Piranha Bytes Software GmbH in 1997 by Michael "Mike" Hoge, Tom Putzki, Stefan Nyul and Alex Brüggemann. In 1999, the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of German publisher Phenomedia. Following a financial scandal, Phenomedia filed for insolvency in May 2002. By September 2002, Piranha Bytes' management had performed a management buyout and transferred Piranha Bytes' trademarks and intellectual property, including the rights to their Gothic series, from Phenomedia into a new entity, Pluto 13 GmbH, which assumed "Piranha Bytes" as its trading name. One of the four original founders remained with the new incorporation. On 22 May 2019, THQ Nordic announced to have acquired the studio to undisclosed terms. through the acquisition Piranha Bytes was reincorporated as Piranha Bytes GmbH. By June, the company had 32 employees.

Games developed[edit]

Title Year Platform(s)
Gothic 2001 Microsoft Windows
Gothic II 2002 Microsoft Windows
Gothic II: Night of the Raven 2003 Microsoft Windows
Gothic 3 2006 Microsoft Windows
Risen 2009 Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360
Risen 2: Dark Waters 2012 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Risen 3: Titan Lords 2014 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360
ELEX 2017 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Pages in category "Piranha Bytes"

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