Brøderbund was a video game developer and publisher that was founded in 1980 by Doug and Gary Carlston. They were purchased by The Learning Company in 1998. They developed the Carmen Sandiego series, the Living Books series, and In the 1st Degree. Brøderbund developed the Windows port for Myst. They were also one of the publishers for The Last Express and published the masterpiece edition of The Manhole.
In 1997, they formed the publishing label Red Orb Entertainment (chosen for the first six letters of Broderbund, reversed) to differentiate those games from their usual educational titles. Red Orb Entertainment published Ring: The Legend of the Nibelungen. When The Learning Company was purchased by Ubisoft in 2001, the Red Orb Entertainment label was no longer used.