Background: Auran was an Australian PC game company best known for making and distributing the Trainz series. After the flopped release of Fury in 2007 (Australia's most expensive game at the time) lost the company AU$8.3 million, Auran declared bankruptcy. The failing Auran was bought by long time Trainz fan Tony Hilliam and operates today as N3V Games (short for N3VRF41L).
1st Logo (2000-2003)
FX/SFX: The in-game footage of Original Trainz and some CGI.
Availability: Seen on Original Trainz.
Editor's Note: TBA
2nd Logo (2003-2004)
Nicknames: "That Strange Ritualistic Logo At The Beginning of Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004", "The Prayer's Interruption", "Calling The Terminator", "Alien Prayer"
Logo: We see a gray floor on the bottom, as the camera slowly moves and we see two logos levitating on top of the floor. One consists of the Auran Jet logo, consisting of an abstract-looking red/white jet with the name written below on cursive, and the Auran logo, consisting of a blue "U" like arc with a semi-circle inside the bottom part of it and the word "AURAN" below. Eight aliens start to run into the logo, and then join themselves to involve in a religious ritual. A few seconds after, a cyborg appears crashing with the Auran logo, and then goes to the Auran Jet logo, as the other aliens start to run away and the cyborg goes to the screen and attacks it while we fade to white.
FX/SFX: The aliens and the cyborg.
Trivia: Auran Jet is the name of the engine the games run on.
Music/Sounds: A dense synth note once we fade in, then we hear the sounds of the aliens running, praying and touching the floor, and then the sounds of the cyborg attacking afterwards.
Availability: Seen on Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004 and all of its editions.
Editor's Note: It has been considered as a weird logo due to its strange and dramatic sci-fi concept not matching with the game coming after.
3rd Logo (2005-2006) Auran (2006)
Nickname: "The Trainz 2006 Logo"
Logo: On a dark blue-black gradient with a faint photo of a train, we see the same Auran logo as the last logo (sans the Auran Jet logo) in light blue. "AURAN" is in an Art Deco font below.
FX/SFX: Just the logo fading in and out.
Availability: Seen only on Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006.
Editor's Note: None.
4th Logo (2006-2008)
Nicknames: "Trainz Classics Intro"
Availability: Seen on Trainz Classics 1 & 2.
Editor's Note: TBA