GT Interactive Software

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


GT Interactive Software was the interactive division of GoodTimes Entertainment. It was established in February 1993 by the Cayre brothers (the owners of GoodTimes) with the help of Ron Chaimowitz. The company was notable for both their budget titles, as well as being the first game publisher to allow developers to retain their IP. GT would later acquire WizardWorks, FormGen, Humongous Entertainment, and the European division of Time Warner Interactive. In December 1999, following the departure of Ron Chaimowitz and 35% of employees from the company, GT Interactive was purchased by Infogrames (which became Atari in 2003) and integrated in May 2000.

Following the bankruptcy of Atari in 2013, the GT Interactive brand was sold to Tommo, and later Billionsoft. On April 20, 2023, Atari announced they had re-acquired the brand from Billionsoft, alongside select titles formerly published by the company.Atari formed a holding business named GT Interactive, LLC to hold the copyright and trademarks of the re-acquired titles and currently uses the brand as a publishing label for these titles, such as the 2000 version of Gunship!

1st Logo (September 1995-October 10, 1999)

Visuals: On a black background is the underlined text "GT Interactive Software" fading in near the right. Next to it, the conjoined letters "GT" are drawn in by a spark, revolving through rainbow colors before settling down. Another spark finishes the horizontal line serving both letters.

Trivia: The "GT" logo design was actually used on some of GoodTimes' VHS mockbusters at a time before this, where they can be seen on each corner of the boxart (like this).


  • On Mortal Kombat 3 for DOS, the logo is still on a white background, the name is in small black letters and "Presents" is added below.
  • On Mortal Kombat Trilogy, the name is in two lines.
  • On Ice & Fire, the name is underlined and has "DISTRIBUTED BY" above.
  • On Duke Nukem for Game Boy Color (a port of Duke Nukem II), the name is not in italics.
  • On Bedlam, the logo has expressive colors and the name is red and underlined.
  • On Bedlam 2, the same version gains a copyright info below.
  • On Imperium Galactica, the color gamma is changed to mellower tones, the name is in a straight font and has "Presents" below.
  • On T-Mek, the background is white with a shadow.
  • On Driver, the plain black logo is on a map background.
  • On GoodTimes' VHS release of the Windows 95 Video Guide, the logo is still on a white background, with the company name written in smaller letters and italicized at the bottom of the "GT" design.

Technique: 2D computer animation. For variants, none.

Audio: A synthesized theme or silence. The opening theme of the game might also be heard.

Availability: Seen on the aforementioned games. The animated version appeared on Bedlam Dilogy, ZPC and Mortal Kombat 3 for PC. Also seen on the Windows 95 Video Guide on VHS.

2nd Logo (September 7, 1996-February 1, 2000)

Visuals: On a blue/black gradient background shone by a spotlight, a quick flash occurs and brings forth the GT logo with the (R) symbol above it, but without any company name.


  • A still variant exists where the logo appears in a 3D view with silver borders, slightly turned in perspective. The company name is written in bold and stylized like the previous logo.
  • There is a variant without the (R) symbol. This can be spotted on Duke Nukem: Time To Kill.
  • One static variant has an interlaced blue/black background. The logo hangs over it, surrounded with light aura, and the name is in red. Seen on Courier Crisis, Hexen: Beyond Heretic for PlayStation and Death Rally.
  • On Streak Hoverboard Racing, "DISTRIBUTED BY" is added to the usual logo.
  • On Ka-52 Team Alligator, the logo is glowing cyan, superimposed over the intro movie.
  • On Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds, the glowing logo appears over Mars.
  • On Beavis & Butt-Head Do U, the white word "presents" fades across the logo and makes it disappear.
  • On the Nintendo 64 version of Hexen, the logo is seen on the bottom right with the game's title logo on the top left.
  • Sometimes, the background is white. This appeared on Anno 1602 and Everest. The latter was one of the last games by GT and had this logo in HD.

Technique: 2D animation. Otherwise, it depends on the variant.

Audio: A military-style drumbeat alongside some waving sounds, then a deep chord alongside some indistinct chattering voices.

Audio Variant: The still variants are either silent or use the opening theme of the game.

Availability: The animated flash logo appeared on Critical Depth, Bug Riders, Rogue Trip, TigerShark and Duke Nukem: Time to Kill. The static picture of this variant appeared on Lode Runner 2. The still logo with black background was spotted on Powerslide, and with white background on Everest and Anno 1602. Other games are listed above.

3rd Logo (1997)

Visuals: On a space background, a CD flies and enters a spaceship-like area where two lasers that come from low and top corner hit the CD and create the "GT" symbol from before. Meanwhile, the text "GT Interactive Software" flies and gets below the symbol. Finally, the spaceship area disappears, leaving only the space.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: None, or a space-age sounder with lasers.

Availability: Found on the early shareware version of Blood and AHX-1.

4th Logo (May 2023-)

Visuals: There is the standard GT Interactive logo and symbol fading on a gray background with a white flash. On the top of the symbol is the word "Published by".

Technique: Fading effects.

Audio: None.

Availability: Was spotted on the Steam page for the 2000 remake of Gunship! It was likely created to plaster the Tommo logo on the titles Atari re-acquired from them and Billionsoft.

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