Bit Managers

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Bit Managers, formerly known as New Frontier, was a video game developer based in Barcelona (Spain).

History[edit | edit source]

The company was founded in 1988 with the name New Frontier. Initially they programmed games for ZX Spectrum, Amstrad and MSX, but they didn't get so much success.

In 1992, the company changed its name to Bit Managers and began to make games for Nintendo consoles (especially for Game Boy). This was their best time, they created innovative games based on comic characters like Asterix, The Smurfs or Tintin for the company Infogrames.

In 1997, they were chosen by Acclaim between several video game studios to develop the Turok series for Game Boy.

In 1998, the year of the launch of Game Boy Color, Bit Managers was the first third-party developer to finish two Game Boy Color titles (Turok II and Sylvester & Tweety). In this year, the company was bought by the Spanish arcade video game company Gaelco. Then, they ported to PlayStation the Gaelco arcade game Radikal Bikers.

In 2001, the former associates of Bit Managers bought again the company and they continued their relationship with Infogrames with several games for Game Boy Advance.

In 2005, the Spanish video game company Virtual Toys bought Bit Managers and nowadays its part of this one and it is known as Virtual Toys Barcelona.

Games[edit | edit source]

Title Console Publisher Date
The Morning Adventure Game Boy Advance Virtual Toys Summer 2003
Inspector Gadget Racing Game Boy Advance LSP Christmas 2002
The Revenge of the Smurfs Game Boy Advance Infogrames Autumn 2002
Droopy´s Tennis Open Game Boy Advance LSP Summer 2002
Asterix & Obelix Bash´em all! Game Boy Advance Infogrames February 2002
Baby Felix Halloween Game Boy Color LSP Christmas 2001
Tintin in Tibet Game Boy Color Infogrames Spring 2001
Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun Game Boy Color Infogrames Christmas 2000
Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Game Boy Color Acclaim Summer 2000
UEFA 2000 Game Boy Color Infogrames Summer 2000
Radikal Bikers PlayStation Infogrames Summer 2000
Ronaldo V-Football Game Boy Color - B/W Infogrames Christmas 1999
Turok: Rage Wars Game Boy Color Acclaim Christmas 1999
Die-Maus Game Boy Color Infogrames Autumn 1999
Asterix & Obelix Game Boy Color Infogrames Summer 1999
Hugo 2 1/2 Game Boy Color - B/W Infogrames Summer 1999
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Game Boy Color - B/W Acclaim Christmas 1998
Sylvester & Tweety Game Boy Color - B/W Infogrames Christmas 1998
Ottifanten Game Boy Infogrames Autumn 1998
Sea Battle Game Boy Infogrames Autumn 1998
Bang! Coin-op Gaelco Spring 1998
Die-Maus Game Boy Infogrames Spring 1998
Turok: Battle of the Bionosaurs Game Boy Acclaim Christmas 1997
Hugo 2 Game Boy Laguna[disambiguation needed] Christmas 1997
Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun Game Boy Infogrames Spring 1997
Spirou Game Boy Infogrames Christmas 1996
Tintin in Tibet Game Gear Infogrames Autumn 1996
Tintin in Tibet Game Boy Infogrames Summer 1996
Asterix & Obelix Super NES Infogrames Christmas 1995
Asterix & Obelix Game Boy Infogrames Summer 1995
The Smurfs Game Gear - Master System Infogrames Christmas 1994
The Smurfs NES Infogrames Autumn 1994
The Smurfs Game Boy Infogrames Summer 1994
The Adventures of Pinocchio Game Boy Nintendo 1993
Metal Masters Game Boy Electro Brain Christmas 1993
Asterix NES Infogrames Autumn 1993
Asterix Game Boy Infogrames Summer 1993
Bomb Jack Game Boy Infogrames Summer 1992
Pop Up Game Boy Infogrames Spring 1992
Mystical Spectrum Infogrames Autumn 1991
The Light Corridor Spectrum, Amstrad, MSX Infogrames Summer 1991
North & South Spectrum, Amstrad, MSX Infogrames Christmas 1990
Hostages Spectrum, Amstrad, MSX Infogrames Spring 1990
Magic Johnson Basketball Spectrum, Amstrad, MSX Zafiro Spring 1990
Time Out Spectrum, Amstrad, MSX Zafiro Christmas 1988

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