Telstar Electronic Studios

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Telstar Electronic Studios was a video game division of Telstar Records, based in Surrey, UK, launched in 1993. Initially, it was called "Telstar Fun and Games", and re-issued titles in budget form and reduced price game packs. Telstar then soon entered the full publishing business, working with smaller, little-known developers. Unfortunately, many of their games sold poorly, leading the company into debts of £10,000,000. In 1999, Telstar signed a deal with Take-Two Interactive, which included a total dissolution and absorption into the latter.

1st Logo (1995-1998)

Visuals: Unknown.

Technique: The logo rotating and moving. [possible misuse]

Audio: A gentle creaking.

Availability: Seen on most of their games.


2nd Logo (August 1997)

Visuals: On a white background, there is a gold emblem with the white word "telstar" and the black letters "F&G" beneath it. The bottom section is cropped. Beneath that is a black rectangle with octogonal edges with the white text "fun & games" inside. Four black triangles surround everything in the logo.

Technique: None. [possible misuse]

Audio: None.

Availability: Can only be seen on the European release of Bubsy 3D.


3rd Logo (October 24, 1997)

Visuals: Unknown.

Technique: The moving star and orb. [possible misuse]

Audio: Unknown.

Availability: Appeared on Virus and Dementia (aka Armed & Delirious).


4th Logo (November 21, 1997-June 16, 1998)

Visuals: On a black background is the Telstar logo from before. The letters have a blue outline, and we see the arrow from before rotating around and casting a shadow on a blue, rippling sphere.

Technique: The rippling and the arrow moving. [possible misuse]

Audio: A synth music note.

Availability: Appears on Wreckin Crew and Formula Karts: Special Edition (the latter of which was only released in Europe).

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