Mindscape Software Australia

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About Mindscape

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Mindscape Asia Pacific, is Australia's leading publisher and distributor of CAD, desktop publishing, home & small business software and computer games. Mindscape also distributes video games for Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox and online platforms.

Established in Australia since 1995, Mindscape represents some of the most well-known international companies and brands including Acronis, Alawar Entertainment, Big Fish Games, Broderbund, Corel, Encyclopedia Britannica, Hoyle Games, Idea Factory, IMSI Design (TurboCAD), iolo, Kalypso Media, Konami, Legacy Games, Nancy Drew Games, Movavi, Nero, Nuance, Pinnacle, PopCap, Punch, QuarkXpress, Rising Star Games, Roxio, The Learning Company, and Universal Music.

A brief history

Oct 2010Mindscape sells Asia Pacific subsidiary to private investors. 
Oct 2009
Mindscape purchases Violet, creator of Nabaztag.
Feb 2008
Mindscape acquires international games development studio Kaolink.
Dec 2007
Mindscape becomes a publicly listed company on France's Alternext.
Oct 2002
Jean-Pierre Nordman buys the international division of The Learning Company from Gore Technology Group and re-names it Mindscape.
Oct 2001
Mattel sells its interactive division to Gore Technology Group, an American group of investors.
Dec 1998
Mattel, the worldwide toy company, buys The Learning Company and renames it Mattel Interactive.
1998The Learning Company acquires Broderbund and Mindscape.
Dec 1995
Softkey purchases The Learning Company.

About Acronis

Acronis is a leading provider of easy-to-use backup, recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. Its patented disk imaging technology enables corporations, SMBs and consumers to protect their digital assets. With Acronis' disaster recovery, deployment and migration software, users protect their digital information, maintain business continuity and reduce downtime. Acronis software is sold in more than 180 countries and available in 13 languages.

About Alawah

Founded in 1999, Alawar Entertainment specialises in the development, publication and distribution of casual games, reaching players in over 60 countries. The company is a leading distributor of casual games publishing over 300 original game titles globally, including leading brands like Farm Frenzy, Stray Souls, The House of 1,000 doors and The Treasures of Montezuma. The games are available for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, PlayStation, Nintendo DS, bada, BlackBerry and other platforms.

About Big Fish Games

Founded in 2002, Big Fish is the world's largest producer and distributor of casual games, delivering fun to millions of people around the world. Through its mobile and online distribution platforms, Big Fish has distributed more than 2.5 billion games to customers in 150 countries from a growing catalogue of 450+ unique mobile games and 3,500+ unique PC games.

About Broderbund

Founded in 1980, Broderbund is an international leader in consumer and business productivity software. Its brands, including the PrintShop, PrintMaster, Mavis Beacon, ClickArt, Calendar Creator and Scrapbook Designer are category leaders. Broderbund has more than 40 million+ customers in homes and businesses.

About Corel

Since 1989, Corel has brought a spirit of innovation to the development of a range of award-winning products that includes graphics, painting, photo, video and office software. They have also earned a reputation for delivering high-quality products that are easy to learn and use, and help people achieve new levels of productivity. With a community of over 100 million strong, Corel have changed the way people express and share ideas with their range of products.

About Her Interactive

Her Interactive, Inc. creates intelligent interactive entertainment for girls of all ages. The company designs, develops and markets award-winning interactive computer games that offer role-playing mysteries and adventures that girls and adventurous sleuths find both challenging and fun. The Nancy Drew series offers exciting adventure game play without violence or gender stereotypes.

About Hoyle Games

The official name in gaming for over 200 years, Hoyle has been the #1 Family Entertainment brand for the computer since it first launched. Great for players of all ages, Hoyle offers the most popular games that can be played for hours on end. Each game is based on the Official Rules from the authority in gaming, Hoyle.

About IMSI/Design

IMSI/Design is the global leader in retail CAD (Computer Aided Design) and home design desktop software, and a pioneer in mobile solutions for the AEC (Architectural, Engineering, and Construction) industry. With over 16 million products distributed since 1988, IMSI/Design products include the award-winning TurboCAD®, DesignCAD™, TurboFloorPlan®, TurboViewer®, and TurboSite® families of precision design applications for desktop and mobile.

About iolo

iolo technologies, LLC, produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects computers. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles with market presence in 33 countries, iolo has nearly 40 million users worldwide and hundreds of awards from industry analysts and media. Used and recommended by the world's leading technical authorities and consistently ranked as best in class by independent labs worldwide, the iolo product line includes System Mechanic®, the #1 best-selling PC performance optimization software; System Mechanic Professional®, an all-in-one suite of performance and security tools; Search and Recover™, a powerful data recovery tool for retrieving deleted files and photos; DriveScrubber®, the #1 best-selling utility for secure data removal; as well as System Shield®, performance-focused antivirus and antispyware software.

About Kalypso

Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. It owns three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Skilltree Studios GmbH – and works with multiple leading independent developers. Kalypso Media‘s titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 3, Tropico 4, Tropico 5, Sins of a Solar Empire (Europe and Asia), Dungeons, Dungeons 2, Crookz and Grand Ages: Medieval.

About Konami

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KDEI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Corporation (NYSE: KNM), is a leading, global developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specialising in the home video game market. Konami Digital Entertainment is responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide.

About Legacy Interactive

Legacy Interactive® is a seasoned developer of innovative games and simulations on all major interactive platforms. Entertaining and educating customers since 1998, the company has built a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic, and high quality games for a broad audience. Legacy has introduced entirely new interactive genres such as TV drama games and medical and vet simulations, and in the process created best-selling games such as Law & Order, House, Murder She Wrote and Sherlock Holmes.

About Movavi

Movavi produces a wide range of multimedia programs that ensure you can have fun with your videos, music, and photos on any platform and any device. They develop easy-to-use, powerful and effective programs that inspire people to process, enhance, and share their content. Their key expertise is seamless video conversion across all popular multimedia formats.

About Nero

Nero creates software applications and platforms that help consumers simply enjoy their photos, videos and music. Its Nero MediaHome platform enables consumers to access, enhance and share their digital content across PCs, smart phones, tablets and online social networks. Nero also produces a top-selling multimedia software suite, which contains powerful applications for media management, video editing, video converting, file back-up, content syncing and disc burning.

About Nuance

Nuance is the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. It's technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. Their award-winning Dragon Naturally Speaking, PowerPDF, OmniPage and PaperPort products are used by millions of users and thousands of business world-wide.

About PopCap

PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. PopCap was founded in 2000 and its games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.

About Punch

Founded with the premise that home design software should be as fun to use as it is productive, Punch! Software embraces a philosophy that proves a good product backed by dedicated people is a sure formula for success. Punch! Software is the market leader in Retail Home and Landscape Design Software with over 60% marketshare, and was the #1 fastest growing software company in the US in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.

About Quark

Founded in 1981, Quark offers the only end-to-end content automation platform that enables the creation, management, publishing and delivery of content across print, Web and digital channels. Whether creating regulatory documentation, policies and procedures, investment research reports or interactive marketing communications, the world’s most recognised brands are modernising their content strategies and processes with Quark solutions.

About The Learning Company

The Learning Company has been a recognised and trusted educational leader in both homes and schools for over 25 years. Award-winning educational materials provide children with a complete and fun learning experience. Its brands include Arthur, Carmen Sandiego, ClueFinders, Kid Pix, Reader Rabbit, Zoombinis, Scooby-Doo, Spongebob and more.

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Corel, is the world's leading provider of consumer digital media creation applications and produces innovative, easy-to-use products and media services that empower people to create, manage and share their digital media.

About Rising Star Games

Rising Star Games Limited is a global video games publisher with a long standing history of bringing a diverse range of titles to market across handhelds, consoles and PC. Their portfolio of over 100 video games includes widely recognised brands such as Hello Kitty and Harvest Moon as well as niche titles such as Virtue’s Last Reward.

About Universal Music

Universal Music Group is the world’s leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's leading global music publishing operation. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world's most popular artists and their recordings. Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.