Absolute Entertainment was a video game developer and publisher that produced titles for the Amiga, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System, and Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game consoles, as well as for the PC. It did also released games for the Sega Master System in Europe. The company was formed in 1986 by former Activision employees Dan and Gary Kitchen, Alex Demeo, and David Crane. While the company was based in Glen Rock, New Jersey, David Crane worked out of his home on the West Coast. ...more on Wikipedia about "Absolute Entertainment"
Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. was a video game developer and publisher. It developed, published, marketed and distributed interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms, including Nintendo's Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Sony's PlayStation 2, Microsoft's Xbox, and Nintendo's GameCube and Game Boy Advance and, to a lesser extent, personal computer systems. ...more on Wikipedia about "Acclaim Entertainment"
Accolade was a video game developer and publisher of the 1980s and 1990s. It was founded in 1984 by game industry veterans Alan Miller and Bob Whitehead. Miller and Whitehead founded Accolade after leaving another game developer and publisher they had founded, Activision, the first third-party game developer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Accolade"
Acornsoft was the software arm of Acorn Computers Ltd, and was a major publisher of games for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron. The Acornsoft name was also used for the ROM-based word processor, Acornsoft View, and spreadsheet, Acornsoft ViewSheet, which Acorn supplied on ROM cartridges for the BBC Micro/ Acorn Electron and included as standard in the BBC Master and Acorn Business Computer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Acornsoft"
Active Enterprises was a Bahamas-based video game company founded by Vince Perri and Raul Gomila. Active was responsible for the Action 52 video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Sega Genesis (also known as the Sega Mega Drive), as well as the unreleased Cheetahmen 2 for the NES. They also had planned to create their own handheld console, the Action Gamemaster, as well as a cartoon, costumes, and action figures based on their Cheetahmen characters. ...more on Wikipedia about "Active Enterprises"
Adventure International was a video game publishing company that existed from 1978 until 1985, started by Scott and Alexis Adams. Their games were notable for being the first implementation of the adventure genre to run on a microcomputer system. The adventure game concept originally came from Colossal Cave Adventure which ran strictly on large mainframe systems at the time. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adventure International"
Almathera Systems Ltd were an Amiga software developer who were in business between 1990 and 1997, developing CD-ROM based software for the CDTV and Amiga CD32, along with multimedia software for the Amiga computer, such as the initial releases of Photogenics, the 24-bit paint program for the Amiga developed originally by Paul Nolan. The rights to this software reverted to Paul Nolan after Almathera went out of business in 1997. ...more on Wikipedia about "Almathera" shortopedia for you!
American Laser Games was a company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico that created a wide variety of light gun laserdisc video games. The company was founded in the late 1980's by Richard Grebe, who had originally created the system to train police officers, and later adapted the technology to more mainstream entertainment. ...more on Wikipedia about "American Laser Games"
American Videogame published a single game for the Atari 2600 system: Tax Avoiders. The game was designed by an actual IRS accountant. ...more on Wikipedia about "American Videogame"
Amsoft was a software company, producing games between 1984 and 1988 for the 8-bit range of home computers. They produced titles mainly for Amstrad and Sinclair range of machines of home computers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amsoft"
Argonaut Games PLC was a British video game developer. Founded as Argonaut Software by teenager Jez San in 1982 the company name is a play on the movie title Jason and the Argonauts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Argonaut Games"
Atari Games was an American producer of arcade games, and originally part of Atari Inc. When, in 1984, Warner Communications sold the computer and game console divisions of Atari Inc. to Jack Tramiel (who renamed his company "Atari Corporation"), Warner initially retained the arcade coin-op division, renaming it "Atari Games". ...more on Wikipedia about "Atari Games"
Audiogenic was one of the oldest United Kingdom game development companies, getting their start in 1987, and finally folding ten years later, in 1997. Audiogenic published many popular computer games for a wide variety of systems, including such titles as Allan Border's Cricket, European Champions, Exterminator, Helter Skelter, Impact, Krusty's Super Funhouse, Lone Wolf - The Mirror of Death, Loopz, Lothar Matthäus, Shane Warne Cricket, and The Tomb of Drewan. Though almost unknown in the United States, the company was fairly successful in the United Kingdom and in Australia with their popular line of cricket and rugby games. ...more on Wikipedia about "Audiogenic"
Avalon Hill was a game company that specialized in wargames and strategic board games. It also published the occasional miniature wargaming ruleset and had a popular line of sports simulations. It is now a division of the game company Hasbro. ...more on Wikipedia about "Avalon Hill" Can you feel it? www.shortopedia.com.
Berkeley Systems was a San Francisco Bay area software company cofounded in 1987 by Wes Boyd and Joan Blades. It made money early on by doing contract work for the National Institute of Health, specifically in making modifications to the Macintosh so that it could be usable by people with very low vision, or even the blind. Several of these programs were licensed by Apple Computer and added to the operating system. Perhaps the most ambitious of these technologies was a program that could read the Macintosh screen, called Outspoken, which won a technology award from the Smithsonian in 1990. ...more on Wikipedia about "Berkeley Systems"
Black Isle Studios was a division of the electronic entertainment company Interplay Entertainment that specialized in the creation of computer role-playing games. It was based in Los Angeles, California, USA. Black Isle was founded in 1998. The idea for its name came from the Black Isle in founder Feargus Urquhart's native country, Scotland ** . The company is most famous for working on the Fallout and Baldur's Gate series of CRPGs, though it published Baldur's Gate. ...more on Wikipedia about "Black Isle Studios"
BlueSky Software or BlueSky Software Corporation is an American software company situated in California formed in 1988 and had a successful run for 12 years before closing down in March of 2001, when parent company Interplay was in financial trouble. The BlueSky trademark is still owned by Titus Software. ...more on Wikipedia about "BlueSky Software"
Brio Technology was a San Francisco Bay area software company cofounded in 1984 by Yorgen Edholm and Katherine Glassey. It made money early on by doing contract work for Metaphor Corperation and contract programming. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brio Technology"
Brooklyn Multimedia is a video games developer that released a number of games for PC of which all games were published by Byron Preiss Multimedia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brooklyn Multimedia"
(Brøderbund) : This article is about the software company. For the organization formerly known as the Broederbond, see Afrikanerbond. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brøderbund"
BudgeCo was a video game developer and publisher of the early 1980s. It was founded by Bill Budge, the designer and programmer of the 1980s hit Pinball Construction Set. ...more on Wikipedia about "BudgeCo"
Bullfrog Productions was a UK computer game developer that was founded in 1987 by Peter Molyneux and Les Edgar. The company is perhaps most famous for their third release, the innovative god game Populous released in 1989. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bullfrog Productions"
Bung Enterprises Ltd. was an electronics company based in Hong Kong. Its products were controversial backup and development units for videogame consoles, which could allow the user to play a game without owning the original cartridge. Backup units for NES, SNES, Neo-Geo, Sega Genesis, Game Boy and N64 were developed and produced by Bung. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bung Enterprises Ltd"
CentreGold was a three-way partnership between two video game publishers ( U.S. Gold and CentreSoft) and a video game developer ( Core Design). It was based in the United Kingdom. CentreGold was shortlived, being acquired by Eidos Interactive in April 1996. Eidos chose to sell CentreGold's publishing business, under the name CentreSoft, to Activision, but retained Core Design as an internal development studio. ...more on Wikipedia about "CentreGold"
Cinematronics was a pioneering arcade game developer that had its heyday in the era of vector display games. While other companies released games based on raster displays, early in their history, Cinematronics and Atari released vector-display games, which offered a distinctive look and a greater graphic capability (at the time), at the cost of being only black and white. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cinematronics"
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