BMG Interactive

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


BMG Interactive was a video game publisher and distributor owned by Bertelsmann Music Group. They mainly distributed titles outside of the United States, though they did operate an American subsidiary (which closed in 1997). In 1998, the company was sold to Take-Two Interactive Software, with the company's assets later serving as a launchpad for Rockstar Games.

Logo (1994-1998)

Visuals: On a shaded steel-like background, the letters "B", "M", and "G", in their corporate font, are hammered from behind with sparks coming out. Then the upside-down triangle, line, and text "INTERACTIVE" appear the same way at once, forming the "BMG INTERACTIVE" logo.


  • On some games, the logo is still and in black and red colors.
  • On Duck City, the logo is drawn in a childish fashion against a wall of duck feet.
  • On Mass Destruction, copyright info appears below after the logo finished animating.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A synth drone with four pounding sounds.

Availability: Seen on international prints of games such as Grand Theft Auto 1 and 2, Mass Destruction, and Tilt! Hyper 3D Pinball. It also appears on the Japanese version of Courier Crisis, but does not appear in America or Europe as BMG sold the American rights to GT Interactive Software. In America, this appeared on Spider: The Video Game for PlayStation.

BMG Interactive
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