N3V Games (formerly Auran) is an Australian video game developer and publisher based in Brisbane, Queensland.
Auran was established by Greg Lane and Graham Edelsten in 1995, and released its first game, Dark Reign: The Future of War, in 1997. They also developed the Trainz train simulator series, which uses their self-developed middleware game engine Auran JET, and Fury, a PvP-based massively multiplayer online game, and has published a number of games for the Australian market, including Freedom Force vs The 3rd Reich, Shadowgrounds and Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday.
In late 2005 one of the company's founders, Greg Lane, left, saying it was time to move on. Greg Lane was responsible for the development of Dark Reign and Trainz. Greg Lane is now the Chief Technology Officer for MyVirtualHome (MVH). MVH uses Auran JET as the basis for their 3D home design program.
On December 13, 2007, Auran Development, the company behind Fury, went into voluntary administration. The majority of staff was laid off. Auran Games (the developer of the Trainz series) continued to operate, with a development team of just three individuals. Auran Games later became a subsidiary of N3V Games (previously known as N3VRF41L), founded by Graham Edelsten and Tony Hilliam in 2005.
- Dark Reign: The Future of War
- The Trainz series
- Bridge It
- Battlestar Galactica
- Airport Simulator
- War on Terror
- SpellForce (Australian)
- Spiffy (2009-07-27). Auran and N3VRF41L Ownership?. Retrieved on 2010-08-25
- JRT (2010-08-09). Who owns N3V?. Retrieved on 2010-08-25
- "Auran undergoing liquidation" (December 13, 2007)
- Lance Jago (Trainz Team): "Auran Developments News" (December 13, 2007)
- LeMay, Renai (11 December 2007). "Swords Fall as Fury mission fails to thrill". MIS Financial Review. http://www.misaustralia.com/viewer.aspx?EDP://20071211000020068424&magsection=news-headlines-list&portal=_misnews&title=Swords+fall+as+Fury+fails+mission+to+thrill. Retrieved 20 December 2007.
- Daniel Golding: "Auran development team in liquidation" (13 December 2007)
- Airport Simulator at Auran
- N3V Games website
- Auran brand website
- Queensland Games
- List of developed and published games (as Auran)