Rockstar Vienna

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Background

Neo Software Produktions was an Austrian development studio. It was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software in 2001 while working on the Xbox port of Max Payne. In 2003, Neo Software was renamed Rockstar Vienna, but closed abruptly during the development of Manhunt 2 in 2006.

1st Logo (1993, December 12, 2001)

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Logo: A simple gold and black banner is seen, with "neo" inside.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Originally used on the Amiga version of Whale's Voyage. Strangely, the black BG version appeared on the Xbox port of Max Payne, this being the logo's last appearance before the studio was renamed.


2nd Logo (1993-1996)

Logo: The gold-black "neo" shield is seen, crossed with light stripes.

Variant: In 1995, the logo was redone with more accurate 3D effects.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on a lot of games published and developed by Neo Software.


3rd Logo (November 1998-July 19, 2001)

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Logo: We see the shield from before redone in 3D, lit from below and with a byline reading "...online with the future...".

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Appeared on Alien Nations and The Sting! (also known as Der Clou 2 in Europe).

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