Attic Entertainment

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Attic Entertainment Software GmbH was a German video game developer and publisher founded in September 1990 by Hans-Jürgen Brändle, Jochen Hamma and Guido Henkel in Albstadt, Baden-Württemberg. They went out of business in 2001. Attic's most famous games were the Realms of Arkania trilogy, a series of role-playing games based on the popular German tabletop game Das Schwarze Auge.

1st Logo (1990-December 7, 1995)

Visuals: On a black background, a blue book-shaped pattern slowly rises from the water. A circle is shown on the book and a bat shadow over it. The name "attic" appears below on the book.

Technique: Sprite-based animation.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on early games by Attic such as Quickly Lords of Doom and Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny.

2nd Logo (1996)

Visuals: A shining dot zooms in the center of the screen, and four blue shapes fly from the side to take their place behind each other. The dot zooms into a gray circle placed over the shapes, and a blue bat emerges flying, then freezes still on the circle. The word "attic" appears in the whole width and zooms in below the logo.

Technique: Computer animation.

Audio: None.

Availability: Appeared only on the demo version of Realms of Arkania III.

3rd Logo (December 1996-1997)

Visuals: On a waving red background, a bright splash of light occurs and a pack of red-eyed bats fly out of it towards the viewer. The red matter moves away like water, revealing a brown background with the 3D book-shaped Attic logo on it.

Technique: A mix of 2D and CGI.

Audio: A dramatic beating synth with the sound of wings, fading at the end.

Availability: Seen on Realms of Arkania III: Shadows over Riva and Herrscher der Meere.

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