|Fast facts on Appaloosa Interactive|
|Headquarters: Palo Alto, CA, USA|
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Appaloosa Interactive, known as Novotrade until the mid-1990s, was a computer and console game developer spanning a wide variety of genres and subjects, but they are best known for Sega's Ecco the Dolphin series and various computer games. They appear to have disappeared sometime after mid-2006. Novotrade was founded in 1983 by the Hungarian government as a way to get hold of foreign currency, of which the supply was always low in the eastern bloc; however, the company set up office in Palo Alto, Calif., in the early 1990s after Hungary reverted to being a republic.
Their former website, http://www.appaloosacorp.com/, has about a decade's worth of updates on the Internet Archive, but most, if not all, are incomplete (the domain is presently held by a squatter). They also maintained a website for the Ecco the Dolphin Dreamcast game, http://www.eccothedolphin.com/, but nowadays it redirects to a still image of a dolphin.