Spellbound was a German developer of computer games based in Kehl, Germany. The company was founded in 1994 by Armin Gessert. The company is best known for the Desperados Series.
They also developed Arcania: Gothic 4, part of the Gothic Series and later its expansion - Arcania: Fall of Setarrif. It is Spellbound's first entry into the series, which was previously developed by Piranha Bytes.
Since its founding in 1994 Spellbound has been dedicated to the development of unique computer games, among which were the Airline Tycoon and Desperados series.
As of 2007, they are known as the development team behind Arcania: Gothic 4, the new chapter in the Gothic Series.
In 2012 the company went into administration. They were re-founded as Black Forest Games.