Spellbound Entertainment

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Spellbound Entertainment AG
Company typePublic
IndustryVideo games
Founded1994; 30 years ago (1994)
Defunct2012; 12 years ago (2012)
SuccessorBlack Forest Games
ProductsDesperados series
Number of employees
65 (2012)

Spellbound Entertainment AG was a German video game developer based in Offenburg. The company is best known for the Desperados series.

They also developed Arcania: Gothic 4, part of the Gothic series and later its expansion, Arcania: Fall of Setarrif. It was Spellbound's first entry into the series, which was previously developed by Piranha Bytes.


Spellbound was founded in 1994 by Armin Gessert. They created video games for Windows computers, and other gaming systems.

In 2012 the company went into administration.[1] On 13th July 2012, they were re-founded as Black Forest Games, employing 40 of the former 65 staff members. [2][3][4][5]

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  2. ^ "Spellbound Entertainment - Insolvenz überstanden & Umbenennung".
  3. ^ "Black Forest Games - Studio". Archived from the original on 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  4. ^ "Golem.de: IT-News für Profis". www.golem.de. Retrieved 2022-09-07.
  5. ^ emilygera (2012-07-13). "'Gothic 4' developer emerges from insolvency as Black Forest Games". Polygon. Retrieved 2022-09-07.
  6. ^ "Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive for Macintosh (2015) Trivia - MobyGames". MobyGames. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  7. ^ "Desperados Gangs [Cancelled - Xbox 360 / PS3 / PSvita / PC] - Unseen64". Unseen64: Beta, Cancelled & Unseen Videogames!. 2012-05-28. Retrieved 2017-09-18.

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